Solo exhibition at CMS Projects on Artsy.net October 26 - November 29, 2022.
Adrift echoes the quiet, contemplative experience of watching the shifting compositions of objects within water along shorelines. Whether in a canoe on a river, sitting on a dock by a lake or resting by tide pools in Mexico, the arrangement and rearrangement of natural forms calms and allows the mind to drift.
Thinking explored in the work includes similarity and difference in repetition within collection, spatial positioning and meaning, and notions of personal identification with objects in place.
Adrift All images drypoint on Gampi Silk Tissue (2 layers) 9”x11” 22.86 x 27.94cm $300. See all of Adrift here
Longevity: The Japanese Paper Place 40th Anniversary Juried Exhibition
November 14 - December 10, 2022. Open House Thursday November 17, Noon-6pm
The Japanese Paper Place, 1-103 The East Mall, Toronto
I am pleased to announce that my print I, myself has been chosen for the Longevity exhibition.
Many thanks to Nancy Jacobi of the Japanese Paper Place for providing fine Japanese paper to artists for 40 Years!
I, myself responds to a burl of wood that is part of a collection gathered while walking within woodlands and along shores. Individual natural objects in the collection provide a portrait of a time and place as well as an opening to other memories within the sensuous curves of the forms.
Drypoint on Heritage Sekishu Torinoko Gampi,
The Ontario Miniature Print Exhibition
August 17-27, 2022 Satellite Project Space 121 Dundas St. London, Ontario. www.printlondon.ca
Four of my prints were included in this exhibition. See this work and others like it in the section Other Echoes
Where I'm at Now: A Conversation in Art
The Slapelis Art Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania. May 5-30, 2022.
Where I'm At Now: A Conversation in Art is a collection of collaborative 'postcards' that reflect the experience of place -physical and psychic- by artists Yael Brotman, Karen Curry, Liz Parkinson, Snaige Sileika and MJ Steenberg, colloquially called The Gibson Girls.
After canoeing and travelling together in some form for 30+ years and now often living across the globe, in 2018 I suggested a project to help us stay connected and keep our conversation about art and life going during the rest of the year. Each artist was to begin five artworks on 4"x6" cards based on their current studio inquiry and mail four of these to the others in the group. Each artist was then to add their own imagery to the card before sending it to another member of the group. More than 600 postcards have now travelled to Gabriola Island, British Columbia; Pouch Cove, Newfoundland; Vilnius, Lithuania; Toronto, Lake Panache, Georgian Bay, Delta and Port Hope; Ontario; and Puerto Escondido, Mexico, with input from each of the Gibson Girls. More than we ever imagined, our relationship and the trust we share is evident in the project.
My solo contribution to the exhibition was an installation of Morning Leaves, a relief print project documenting the transient nature of growth on my early morning walks to the beach and around my tropical garden.