t e x t w o r k s . . .
a r t i s t ′ s s t a t e m e n t . . .
Whether I have worn the hat of architect, writer, editor, or visual artist, the work has always come down to communication through language and image, connection through story and idea. What fascinates me most, as both writer and artist, is how we continue to try to build or restore a narrative about the world and ourselves in it, despite our not knowing the beginning or the end of the story. We don’t know what the whole was, is, or might be, though we generate so many of the pieces themselves. Most telling, I think, is what we make of those pieces, those fragments of the tale, and how we rearrange the truth to satisfy curiosity and to ward off uncertainty. In my work, I explore the ways we imagine ourselves in the incomplete story with an unknowable end. Artist statements for individual works can be found in my Notebook.
s e l e c t e d e x h i b i t i o n s (*s o l o) . . .
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2013 Small Works | The Vault, Oshawa, ON
2013 Mind & Matter juried exhibition (1st prize. Jury: Anik Glaude, Gil McElroy, Alice Teichert) | Station Gallery, Whitby
2012 Shift juried exhibition | Station Gallery, Whitby, ON
2012 Reading the Image invitational show, with Komarnicki, MacDonald, Hamel, Di Leonardo, Honey, curated by Olex Wlasenko | Station Gallery, Whitby, ON
2012 Slipstream* through PineRidge Arts Council | Town Hall Council Chambers Lobby, Ajax, ON
2012 BOOK<>ART | Blue Heron Studio, Uxbridge, ON (1st prize)
2012 Off the Pages | Station Gallery, Whitby, ON
2011 Slipstream 2-person show, with Mary Anne Barkhouse, curated by Maralynn Cherry | Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville, ON
2011 Slipstream* curated by Clare Bolton | Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora, ON
2010 Looking Forward, Looking Back juried exhibition | Station Gallery, Whitby, ON
2010 Fragments of the Missing* | Art on the Second, Central Whitby Public Library, Whitby, ON
2010 Drawing for Art | Station Gallery, Whitby, ON
2010 Slipstream* curated by Jean-Michel Komarnicki | Artspace on the Mezzanine (VAC), Bowmanville, ON
2010 Fragments of the Missing* | OPG Information Centre (PineRidge Arts Council), Pickering, ON
2009 Curated retrospective, with Jane Eccles, Olex Wlasenko, Sally Thurlow, Jean-Michel Komarnicki, Helen Bajorek MacDonald, David Gillespie | Artspace on the Mezzanine (VAC), Bowmanville, ON
2008 Fragments of the Missing* curated by Jean-Michel Komarnicki | Artspace on the Mezzanine (Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, VAC) Clarington Public Library, Bowmanville, ON
p u r c h a s e . . .
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