State of Transformation – Update

December 4th, 2011

I am honoured to announce that the Ontario Arts Council has awarded me an Exhibition Assistance Grant for my solo exhibition State of Transformation.   This grant certainly helped to make this exhibition possible. I am grateful to receive their support.

Line Gallery – Drawing Gallery Opening in North Bay, Ontario

October 2nd, 2011

In keeping with my focus on drawing, my husband and I have decided to open a gallery dedicated to exhibiting contemporary Canadian drawing.  It has been two years in the making and now Line Gallery is set to open this month on October 26th, 2011.  Olexander Wlasenko will be the first show in our exciting line-up this year, with Robert Malinowski, Katie Belcher, Liv Bonli and Aleks Bartosik to follow.

Line Gallery will be exhibiting emerging and established artists practicing in drawing, with shows primarily focusing on a single artist’s work. In addition, the gallery will support artist talks, conduct interviews and maintain online records of the exhibitions with the goal of documenting Canadian drawing. Line Gallery is based in North Bay, Ontario. For further information about the gallery, please contact us at info@linegallery.ca.

Dual Series on Exhibition at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library

July 23rd, 2011

Here are some images of the installation at ELCSLPL. The exhibition opened on Thursday July 21st and will continue until August 28th, 2011. As promised in my last post, scroll down to see the final drawing in this series.

The entrance to the gallery

The longest wall featuring eight of my charcoal animals

Closer view of three of the charcoal animals installed

The final work of the series installed

Image of Dual installed

This fourteen foot charcoal drawing of a mirrored pregnant woman titled, Dual, is the final drawing in this series. For the Dual series, I focused on northern animals as a way of playfully contemplating ideas surrounding symbiotic relationships and cohabitation, but these drawings were also motivated by ideas around cellular division, conception and the animal nature of our biology. I have always been interested in that small moment in conception where one cell makes its first divide and sets into motion the creation of a life.  The mirrored animal heads in this series represent this initial cellular division.  All of the work in this series, along with the title of this exhibition, State of Transformation, was inspired by the conception of my son and my pregnancy.  This body of work was a way of coming to terms with the transitions that were occurring in my life and with my body as I prepared for his arrival.

Detail of Dual

The ELCSLPL has a great gallery space. I am pleased to be showing my work with them. If you are in Montreal, I hope you’ll check it out.

Exhibition Assistance generously provided by the Ontario Arts Council.

State of Transformation – solo exhibition

July 16th, 2011

Opening this week is my solo exhibition State of Transformation / Etat de Transformation at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library in Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec.  Here is a link to a press release for the exhibition on the City of Côte Saint-Luc’s site.

This exhibition features 11 drawings from my Dual Series and will run from July 21 to August 28, 2011.

I have recently finished three new drawings to complete the series.

Here are two of the newest additions.

Dual (Meadow Star), 2011

Dual (Samuel Martin), 2011

I will post images of the installation along with images of the final work in the series soon. The final drawing is truly the capstone for this body of work.

State of Transformation / Etat de Transformation

July 21 to August 28, 2011

Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library
5851 boulevard Cavendish
Côte Saint-Luc, QC
H4W 2X8

Exhibition Assistance generously provided by the Ontario Arts Council.

Honourable Mention – Drawing 2011

February 9th, 2011

Dual (Dooley and Healey), 2010

I am pleased to announce that my drawings have been awarded an honourable mention in the John B. Aird Gallery’s 12th Annual Juried Drawing Exhibition.

Here is the announcement released by the John B. Aird Gallery below:

This year, 115 artists from across Canada submitted more than 200 works in a variety of styles, media and techniques for consideration. From these, two jurors selected the 36 works in the exhibition and awarded prizes. The jurors for DRAWING 2011 were Sadko Hadzihasanovic and Dale Barrett.

The jurors awarded First Prize to Olexander Wlasenko of Oshawa, Ont. for a 5’ x 12’ charcoal drawing entitled “The Waiting”. The second prize went to Midori Fullerton of Tottenham, Ont. for a large format graphite, watercolour and india ink drawing entitled “Moth”. The jurors awarded to third prizes. One to Hanna Hur of Toronto, Ont. for a pair of colour pencil drawings entitled, “Home Run Who Cares” and “ Slam Dunk So What”. The other to Scott Waters of Toronto, Ont. for an oil, pencil, and gesso drawing entitled “The Glory Days”. Honorable mentions were also awarded. Amanda Burk of North Bay, Ont. received the Japanese Paper Place award for a pair of charcoal on paper drawings, “Dual (Cecrops)” and “Dual (Dooley and Healey)”. Saba Moghtader of Toronto, Ont. received the Curry’s Art Store award for her video “Friedrich–Goggle”.

DRAWING 2011 at John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

February 2nd, 2011

Dual (Cecrops), 2010

I am pleased to announce that my work has been accepted into the John B. Aird Gallery’s Juried Drawing Exhibition this year.   The John B. Aird Gallery hosts a great, competitive drawing exhibition each year and I am thrilled to have two of my drawings selected for DRAWING 2011.

Here are the details for the exhibition:

DRAWING 2011
Tuesday, February 8 – Friday, March 4, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 10, 6-8 pm

John B. Aird Gallery
900 Bay Street
Macdonald Block
Toronto, ON

Best of 2010 (TOAE) – FCP Gallery, Toronto

January 6th, 2011

My work will be included in the upcoming Best of 2010: featuring award winners from the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. This past summer, I received an Honourable Mention in Drawing at the TOAE.

The exhibition run January 17th until February 25th, 2011 at FCP Gallery.

FCP Gallery is located in First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto.

The exhibition opens, Thursday January 20th from 6pm – 8 pm.

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Here is the media release for the exhibition:

BEST of 2010
Featuring award winners from the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
January 17 – February 25, 2011
FCP Gallery
100 King Street West, in First Canadian Place, Toronto

BEST of 2010 features the work of the 42 award winners from the 2010 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE), representing some of the most exciting artwork being produced today.

In July of 2010, a roster of judges made up of esteemed artists, instructors and curators awarded more than $30,000 in cash prizes and materials to artists who are outstanding in their field, (painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, computer generated work, ceramics, fibre, glass, jewellery, metal, printmaking, sculpture, watercolour, wood).

The 42 artists in this exhibition were selected from 400 exhibitors in the 2010 exhibition at Nathan Phillips Square.

For more information about the artists and gallery schedule, please visit www.torontooutdoorart.org

The TOAE gratefully acknowledges the support of the many sponsors, award donors and volunteers that made the 2010 exhibition a success!