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