Refractions - Solo Exhibition at WKP Kennedy Gallery

I am excited to announce my first solo exhibition Refraction at the WKP Kennedy Gallery June 4th - July 27th with Opening Reception Friday June 7th 7pm-9pm. This exhibition includes all new works completed in 2019.

The WKP is a very large space which allowed and pushed me outside of my comfort zone, leading into experimentation and installation based works. It also gave me the amazing opportunity to pull in one of my best friends, Allison Roberts, a photographer by day and projection / light experimenter by night. This lead to working (and fighting with) the mirror and media based installation pieces.  

For me, Refraction is a series of drawings and installation based works that act as mirages. They are all images that change or alter as they pass through one medium into another, creating distorted, dismantled, reassembled renditions of the originals. Each work is a memory of a moment that never happened.

Documentation of work will be updated soon.

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Spark Box Studio

I had the pleasure of just completing a week long residency at Spark Box Studioearly this November. I cannot say enough about Chrissy and Kyle and the amazing environment they have created for Artists. This place is my literal vintage artsy wet dream. (thats right, I went there). 

Not only did the week become dedicated time for my own practice and thought process, it was filled with great conversation, food, music and love but don't touch pup visits. I got to share the week with two amazing printmakers from the United States Christina Bartonicek and Mariah Pfeiffer - we all shared a love for vintage pattern, old hip-hop, beer and a lack-of photoshop skills. 

As a mom with two lovely, but busy, children I there isn't much dedicated quiet time to think through my practice. Working in small bits never leaves room to really question what you're doing, why you're doing it. Spark Box Studio allowed me to really spend time with myself and my ideas. My practice NEEDED it. I discovered flaws and unanswered questions that need to be addressed. 

I am now in the process of looking at those questions and trying to work through them. My work will be stronger and so will I as an artist. 

OAC Northern Arts Grant

I am very pleased to announce that I am a successful applicant of the Ontario Arts Council Northern Arts Grant. A big thank you to the OAC for all of their support to not only myself but all Northern Arts and Artists. A big congrats to all my fellow Northern Arts Grant recipients. 

 

The Future of Human(ity)

Varied in media and approach, the works in this exhibition reflect changes in our experiences with nature, home, education, gender, and biotechnology. Works include drawings combined with projection, screenprints that utilize design conventions of past futurist movements to present visions of a possible present, obstinately hand-made paintings with hand-stitched elements, and an interactive computer program where the viewer can create a human of their own design. 

I have had the pleasure of being asked to participate in this upcoming exhibition. My piece 'Home-grown' speaks to global defence on laboratory grown, genetically modified foods as a current everyday reality. The future only promises a Corporation driven food market endorsing the 'growth' of food as a commercial multi-billion dollar for-profit business grounded in the control and governance of all human existence. Home-grown comments on the future necessity of small self-sustaining food production as a mandatory practice of human survival. 

Participating artists:

Andrew Ackerman, Christine Charette, Marcus Fessler, Brianna Hachez-Lagacé, Jaymie Lathem, Sarah Marinelli, Laura Peturson, Alex Landon Richardson, Heather Saunders and Imogen Wilson.

Vernissage - Musee de la Gare

I am happy to announce my exhibition opening 'Vernissage' at the Musee de la Gare in Temiscaming, Quebec along side fellow artist Maire-Pierre Lortie.

I will be showing new drawings on mylar along with some 3 dimensional drawings on small houses that have never exhibited before.

Come hang out with me opening night on Thursday June 30 from 5pm-7pm. Musee de la Gare 15 Humphrey Street, Temiscaming, Quebec.

Exhibition will be up until the end of August.

Northern Arts Grant

I am very pleased too announce that I am a successful recipient of a Northern Arts Grant to work on a new series of drawings. A big thank you to the Ontario Arts Council.

Congrats to all the other successful recipients as well.

John B. Aird 17th Drawing Show

I am thrilled to announce that two of my new works were accepted into the 17th Annual Juried Drawing Show at the John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto.

Exhibition dates: February 9 to March 4, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday February 11th, 6 to 8 p.m.

Jurors: Erika Annie Iserhoff + Kelly McCray;

Artists: Agnieszka Foltyn, Alex Murphy, Angelika Aitken, Anne Cavanagh, Brad McDermott, Chantal-Andrée Samson, Connie van Rijn, Daphne Gerou, Diane Royce, Elaine Carr, Elizabeth Bailey, Elizabeth Little, Eunice Sim, Evelyn Rapin, Hew Elcock, Jack Joel, Janny Fraser, Jaymie Lathem, Jeanette Luchese, Jordan Clayton, Kaitlin Mason, Lauren Satok, Linda Chen, Lindy Fyfe, Lois Schklar, Marian Wihak, Marnie White, Maureen Paxton, Nancy Oakes, Penelope Stewart, Rayne Tunley, Robert Achtemichuk, Ruth Greenlaw, Salimi Nilou, Sandra Haar, Shannon Brochu, Sharon Moon, Sue Lloyd, Susan Avishai, Thomas Hendry and Toni Hamel

Exhibition Extension

The North Now: 2014 Northern Ontario Juried Exhibition has been so well received The Thunder Bay Art Gallery has decided to extend the show until Sunday January18th.

Thank you to everyone who has made it out to this amazing exhibition.