April 19 – 30, 2023
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 22, 2023 – 2-5 pm
ARTIST TALK: – 3 pm
Join us IN-PERSON at the Leslie Grove Gallery.
See the show, meet the artist, bring a friend!
COVID-19 Protocols: following provincial and city guidelines
FABRICATORS: Art being the lie that leads us to the truth, we present an exhibit that inquires into the illusion that illuminates. We are a group of artists whose practices are very dissimilar. Nonetheless, we are woven together by referencing textiles and the making of garments. But the objects we display are not for wearing.
Sheila Thompson fabricates 3d habitats of the future where human impacts are tempered, and overlooked lifeforms are seen. Her Erlenmeyer Imposter felted lab flasks celebrate both women in science and their ecological subjects. Wet felting techniques provide the freedom and capability to sculpt topographic features and hollow forms from wool, paper and silk.
Tom Beechinor is a poet and visual artist. The sewing machine sound sculpture he displays in this show accompanies a narrative poem about the end times.
Beverley Daniels weaves together strips from such things as wire coffee bag ties and plastic tortilla chip bags, to make images evocative of city streets. In her work, the depiction of city grid is made in part from packaging waste, a byproduct of urban life.
All three of these artists make objects that appear to be one thing but upon closer inspection reveal themselves to be something else that is more exploratory and questioning.
Beverley Daniels, Sheila Thompson, Tom Beechinor.