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Item Name: Collage
Title: Our Town
Maker: Lorne Beug
Year: 1991
Country: Canadian
Materials: Photo collage (colour prints and acrylic paint) on masonite
Measurements: in frame: 185 cm x 86.5 cm
ID Number: PC94.6

Extended Label Info: One of the techniques used by Lorne Beug is photographic collage, a technique where pieces of separate photographs are brought together to create one cohesive image. In this case, Beug built his collaged image using photographs taken from various architectural forms in Regina such as the Saskatchewan Legislative Building and the Albert Memorial Bridge, both of which contain many cultural motifs from other countries such as Egypt, Greece and Italy. Resultingly, his work look exotic, yet familiar, highlighting the various aesthetic and cultural architectural styles that exist side-by-side in many Canadian cities. Lorne Beug (1948- ) was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and grew up on a farm northeast of the city where he spent hours collecting rocks and digging in the soil. He graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Psychology in 1969. In the early 1970s Beug studied ceramics under instructors such as Joe Fafard and Marilyn Levine. Beug moved to Vancouver in 1978 to teach ceramics at Emily Carr College of Art and Design. Returning to Regina in 1983, Beug started combining ceramics with other materials and has since worked in photo collage, faux marbling, mosaic mapping, and mixed-media sculpture. Beug’s work is part of many public and corporate collections including the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Canada Council Art Bank, Glenbow Museum (Calgary), Memorial University (St. John’s, NF).