We had a Fantastic opening at the VAC on Sunday! Projections a show of local emerging artists curated by Todd Tremeer, curator and artist from Bowmanville Ontario, featured the work of me, Sarah Ammons, Dani Crosby, and Conan Masterson. Working with the VAC was a lovely and encouraging experience. Everyone was extremely supportive and helpful during install, especially David and James Campbell. Dani Crosby's work depicting vintage-style illustrations of interaction and facial expression, paired remarkably well with my work on pkawara paper relationships and personal history. Not only did the colour palettes compliment eachother, but so did the subject matter. Conan Masterson brought a site specific work on the Lampreys of Bowmanville creek. Her installation on the third floor of the old mill, delved into the depths of Bowmanville's creepy history and revealed to us the tiny, toothy, jawless monsters that swim in our streams. The energy of the show was vibrant and colorful, psychological and yet lighthearted. I had a great time, and feel lucky to share this experience with two fantastic emerging artists.
Thanks for coming out! The show is on until April 10th!
All the best,