Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Every Fibre of My Being

I am so excited to share with you the invitation for my soon to be open solo exhibition titled 'Every Fibre of My Being' held at the Bainton Gallery of the Blyth Festival in Blyth, ON.

The plans for this show were put in place over a year ago when I met with representatives from the gallery at the Silo Weavers' in St. Jacobs to show examples of my work. Thanks, Elsa!

When they informed me that my work would be used to open the festival for the 2018 season, I could not have been more pleased.

Wave 3A: Frothy, 10" x 10" x 1.5", Peruvian Highland and Canadian Wool with Beeswax on Wood Panel

This show will feature my newest body of work called 'Making Waves' where I explore the impact of evaluating each completed piece and using the results to inform the next while limiting myself to the subject of waves. This has been a fascinating process for me and I believe the results show up in the art!

'Making Waves' is as much about process as it is about any individual piece of art and, seen all together, I think they create a pretty interesting exhibition.

Wave 3B: Violet (Detail), 10" x 10" x 1.5", Peruvian Highland & Canadian Wools with Beeswax on Wood Panel

My 'Harrison Park Series' is also included in the show as well as several signature pieces, making this a true representation of my work to present, something I haven't seen collected in this manner before.

Harrison Park - July, 12" x 12" x 1.5", Assorted Wools and Beeswax on Wood Panel

The title 'Every Fibre of My Being' represents the large scope of this show and the reflection of my work in all of the various iterations, including some of the vintage embroidery floss work.

Flows Like Water At Dawn, Assorted Wools and Beeswax on Wood Panel, 36" x 36" x 1.5"

'Every Fibre of My Being' opens at 6 pm on June 22, 2018 at the Bainton Gallery in the Blyth Festival building, Blyth, ON. I'd love to see you there!

I would also like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to the Bainton Gallery and the members that I have worked with so far. It is an honour to have my work shown in this mecca of rural creativity that is very much in line with my own artistic practice. Thanks to everyone, especially Carl and Rob, whose efforts have helped bring the show to fruition!