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November 12 – December 11, 2020
On view at PAVED Arts

For in-person visits, please email at least 24-hours in advance to book your exhibition viewing. Appointments are available Tuesday to Friday, between noon to 5:30pm in half-hour blocks, capacity of 5 people per appointment.

ISO-lation is a photo exhibition that presents multiple perspectives from individuals in our community and how they have coped with the global pandemic lockdown in 2020.  What begins as a demonstration of how photography became a creative outlet for many to express their response to the pandemic then becomes an invitation into the exhibition to understand how this creative medium also helped them make sense of what was happening during this extraordinary and unexpected experience. The photographs showcase what our world looked and felt like and what people did to keep themselves occupied in the middle of quarantine. It provides insight into the ways in which everyday people continued on with their lives despite the fragile stability of their world. In its many forms, art has become more important than ever in the midst of the pandemic. With so much uncertainty, there exists a frenzied response for people to reveal their realities as they see them and understand them. The photographs in this exhibition speak to their journey. 
– Chantelle Matkowski, ISO-lation Community Juror and Photographer

Artists include: Ian Andvaag, Simeon Taylor, Will Kaufhold, Nicole Hills, Michael Barber, Peter Stinson, Gillie Chartier, Laura Lee Giesbrecht, Zack MacGregor, Kaitlin Wong, Devin Hyde, Cindy M. Thomson, Kyle Zurevinski, David Stonhouse, Bhupender Singh, Chantelle Matkowski, Emilie Neudorf, Quin Martin, Mateusz Lewczuk, Paul Chavady, Kira Stillwell, Kate Wright, Janice Weber, and Ben Bona

Community Jury: Chantelle Matkowski (Artist), Gabriela Garcia-Luna (Artist), and Darby Sutherland (Photographer/Tourism Saskatoon)

Image: Ian Andvaag, Visiting Grandma, 2020


ISO-Lation Time Capsule is a collaborative photography project that invited everyone, young and old, in our community to submit photos of their time in isolation, as we protect our community from Covid-19. The intent of this project is to create a lasting photography exhibit of the unprecedented times in which we are living. In partnership with Tourism Saskatoon, the chosen photos will act as an archived time-capsule, and act as a reminder that even in times of crisis, art has a place. All photo submissions should be high-res, square format (or you’re okay with us cropping the photo) for posting!

Every month, we posted our favourites on Instagram and Facebook. After the final monthly call, all submissions were juried by a community of peers, and all photographers chosen for the final exhibition receive an honorarium, via contactless payment. 

Part of our #PAVEDArtsAtHome programming.