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Current Issue: FALL 2017

REBUILD

EMILY PITTMAN

BRENDAN FERNANDES

RAVEN DAVIS

COMFORT & JOY

An annual holiday exhibition of finely crafted objects that evoke all the good things celebrated during this special time of the year. However you define family, we all have “family rituals”.  These are our most cherished traditions at festive times.  Whether old or new, all add to life’s meaning and pleasure–exactly what craft can do through familiar materials, time honored processes and resourcefulness.

The Game

The Game

Ten double ended mixed media/metal necklaces feature coins and king and queen motifs of playing cards.  They represent different areas of employment, comparing wages of male and female and questioning conventional values. Displayed on stands they allow viewers to experience them aesthetically as three-dimensional, sculptural objects demonstrating thematically that every discussion has at least two sides.

Michelle Chaulk – Change in Perspective – Metalwork – 2014

Holding Patterns

Holding Patterns

Main gallery

Textile artist Rachel Ryan investigates the various meanings suggested by her title, whether it is pattern in the textile sense or breaking free of the “holding pattern” of military wife and daughter.  In this mini-retrospective, the artist takes us through six years of her nature-based imagery with a mosaic quality.  Mainly autobiographical in theme, she explores the role of being a female artist and mother in our contemporary world.  Ryan’s most recent works evoke the evolving awareness of women.

Ryan Rachel – Fire And Water –Fabric Collage -2012

This is Judy

This is Judy

Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador annex Gallery

A series of exuberant hooked rugs by Nova Scotia based artist Laura Kenney, which tell the story of irrepressible Judy, an eccentric but delightful character that lives in a hooked rug universe that the artist describes as “animated abstraction”.

 

 

EPHEMERA

EPHEMERA

This exhibition deals with artifact and thought, and their shifting presence in contemporary society. Things we think of as permanent become transitive in this installation. Landscapes, objects, and ideas mix with other ephemera in Jennifer Morgan and Caroline Clarke’s prints and three-dimensional artifacts.