Archive for category: Upcoming Exhibitions

Diana Thorneycroft: Black Forest (dark waters)

September 22, 2018 to November 18, 2018

Location: Lee-Chin Family Gallery
Public reception: Friday September 21, 6pm-9pm
Artist & Curator Talk: Saturday September 22, 2pm
Guest Curator: Denis Longchamps

Winnipeg artist Diana Thorneycroft presents three of her recent works Herd, The Village and Black Forest (dark waters) in this stunning installation. Over a hundred and fifty toy horses stampede throughout the gallery in Herd, some with morphed appearances. The altered physical representation of the horses highlight a juxtaposition of the animals as vulnerable yet powerful, tamed but wild. The Village depicts the keepers of the herd. The photographic imagery of Black Forest (dark waters) surrounds Herd and The Village, exploring the relationship of the horses with herdsmen. The exhibition challenges our perception of differences and our relationship with others.

About the Artist
Diana Thorneycroft is a Winnipeg artist who has exhibited various bodies of work across Canada, the United States and Europe, as well as in Moscow, Tokyo and Sydney. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2016 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction, an Assistance to Visual Arts Long-term Grant from the Canada Council, several Senior Arts Grants from the Manitoba Arts Council and a Fleck Fellowship from the Banff Centre for the Arts.

Thorneycroft taught as a sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art for 25 years. Since 2010 she has been focusing on her studio practice full time, and has gallery representation in Canada, the US and Europe.

Image: Diana Thorneycroft, Deity (on fire), 2017, 21.6 x 30″, digital photograph

Fibre Content

September 6, 2018 to September 16, 2018

Location: Lee-Chin Family Gallery
Public reception: Sunday September 9, 1pm-3pm

The Art Gallery of Burlington is pleased to host Fibre Content: a community event that features the best of contemporary Canadian Fibre Art. Showcasing works in fabric, paper, yarn, thread and mixed media materials, the goal is to raise the profile, awareness and acceptance of Fibre Art as an art form.

This juried exhibition will display 125 fibre art quilts and mixed media works by 80 artists from across Ontario from the following groups:

Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA)
Grand Guild of Fibre Artists
Burlington Fibre Arts Guild
Oakville Fibre Artists
Connections Fibre Artists
Group of Eight Fibre Artists
Burlington Handweavers & Spinners Guild
Burlington Hooking Craft Guild

The Jurors for Fibre Content 2018
William Hodge – Retired after 40 years Textile Professor, OCAD University
Elaine Cheasley Paterson – Associate Professor of Craft History, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University
Susan Warner Keene – Toronto-based artist, independent educator, writer and curator

Click here for information and tickets to artist talks and hands-on events!

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