“I felt a shock of recognition last year after seeing two films (ironically, directed by men) that celebrate subversive feminism with the potential to save our polarized civilization. Elisa (The Shape of Water, image above) is a cleaner at a secret government laboratory during the Cold War who teaches sign language to an amphibian humanoid captured and tortured there. Louise (Alien) is a linguist enlisted by the U.S. Army to discover how to communicate with aliens who have arrived on Earth before tensions lead to global war. My art is about listening, compassion and humility – alternative vision, not alternative facts.”
The above is my Artist Statement to accompany the monotype Two Graces: Fleur, Fille which was my contribution to the 2018 group show of the Organization of Kingston Women Artists (OKWA) — https://okwa.org/events — continuing at the Tett Centre until November 4.
My recent solo show Restoring Balance: Before and Between (Art Noise Gallery, Kingston Canada — 23 Aug to 20 Sep) featured this work and its companion, Nereids Descending, both completed in July this year. The gallery (http://www.artnoise.ca/gallery.html) currently is exhibiting A Show of Smalls, featuring the work of over 20 artists, including mine — on through October 18.
This piece and five other works on stone, eight on canvas, five on paper, and one on plate glass are currently on display at Art Noise Gallery in Kingston — http://www.artnoise.ca/gallery.html — until September 20. Please join us at the opening reception!
Acrylic, graphite, collage on canvas (2018, work in progress)
Size: w 20″ x h 16″
My upcoming solo show at the wonderful music listening space at Art Noise gallery (Tri-Art paints) in Kingston Ontario is titled Restoring Balance: Before and Between. Works created using acrylic paint and media plus graphite, collage, pastel on stone, canvas, paper will be displayed. Please drop in! the exhibit is up 23 August to 20 September 2018.
This piece and others will be exhibited at The Rebecca Gallery in Toronto, June 2018. The Gallery is moving from Grace Street to Bloor, just in time for this solo show, Dualities/Mythologies. Please join us there June 14 for the opening. More information to come.
In the pairing of Early and Late I further etched the plate after the initial printing to create the second image and thus render subsequent printings of the first impossible. The tension between the two images is the space/time between young and old, experience and innocence.