Exhibition Info

Jul 24 - Aug 21, 2021
10572 115 st, Edmonton, AB T5H 3K6

Wed-Fri | 12pm – 6pm
Sat | 12pm – 5pm

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by Ruthann Godollei


SNAP is pleased to present The Wish Machine by Ruthann Godollei, in the gallery from July 24 to August 21, 2021.

The Wish Machine is a display of collective dreams- in light of a year or more of frustrated ambitions, we envision what needs to change, our hopes and desires and what, if we put our minds and hands to it, we might achieve.

Sometimes naming what we want is the first step to making it happen. Saying it out loud, spelling it out, telling others, inscribes our desire for change. Our aspirations- political, social, spiritual, personal, physical, take form as we share them and get to work, despite earthly impediments.

– Ruthann Godollei

The project will be displayed in the gallery windows, and will be evolving over the exhibition period as we add wishes from the community to the installation. Make sure to check back frequently to watch it unfold!

Poster Printing Night: 

Friday, July 30 | 3-7 PM | Drop-in

In conjunction with Ruthann’s exhibition, SNAP would like to invite the community for a poster printing session in the printshop on Friday, July 30. We will be printing postcards and posters with Ruthann’s text, and guests can try their hand at printing their own copy to take home!



Ruthann Godollei is the Wallace Professor of Art, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, USA. Her internationally exhibited prints and installations incorporate everyday objects altered with text, commenting on inequities, power and pressing events. Exhibits include Printin’, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, 2021; Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspectives in Printmedia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL, 2020; The Big Crash, IMPACT, Biblioteca Central de Cantabria, Santander, Spain, 2018; the 9th Biennale Internationale d’Estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada; etc. Her work is in many international collections, including KUMU Museum, Tallinn, Estonia; the Centre For Fine Print Research, Bristol, UK; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Polish National Museum of Art, Poznañ. Author of a DIY printmaking book, “How to Create Your Own …” (Voyageur Press), she received a 2019 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Printmaking at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

SNAP is happy to provide this programming at no cost to participants.

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