Friday, September 15, 2017

From Beyond - Accordion style book - encaustic wax, faux fur, pencil, pastel, pencil 

This piece was presented along with a shoe box-sized Hangman installation. Below is the write up of the show at John B Aird Gallery as part of OPS Pride Network programming.

Queer Landscapes, Queer Intersections once again presents a diverse array of work by artists from across Ontario, showcasing a plurality of voices, experiences, and artistic practices represented among the province’s LGBTQ communities.   

The exhibition is centred on the theme of intersectionality, a concept increasingly used to understand complex social equity issues through relationships of power and privilege. An intersectional perspective recognizes that it is not sufficient to view dimensions of identity and diversity in isolation, and that the intersection of social identities is critical to understanding social realities and impacts on individuals and communities.   

Artworks included in the exhibition reflect how LGBTQ social issues and identities intersect with those related to race, gender, ethnicity, religion, age, ability, class, family structure, sexual and mental health, and other dimensions of potential discrimination, marginalization or stigma.    

Paper House Studio Residency

In House Exhibit for Residency at Paper House Studio

At the beginning of this year I had a wonderful opportunity to be a resident artist at Paper House Studio. I worked with Emily the Studio Coordinator who was really helpful. Overall it was a good experience for me - I learned a lot.
February 2017

SpaceRobe sketch

Space Robe drying

Power cell fabrication

PowerCells Red

Installation view Space Robe and Helmet

Taking off 

Close up of Space Helmet