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.

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.