Jordan MacLachlan: Radiance in Uncontrollable Worlds

Mary Philpott_Rabbit and CrowJune 11 to September 5, 2016

Location: Perry Gallery
Curator: Jonathan Smith
Public reception: Wednesday June 15, 5pm-7pm

Originally created for a stop motion film, this sequential series of works presents a raw emotional narrative of temptation, love and pain through the perspective of spirit animals.

About the Artist
MacLachlan works with clay and mixed media in her Toronto studio. She has always been partial to working with clay because “…I love working with clay, even just the smell of it. This humble medium has been a constant in my days ever since I was a child, and in many ways it has become both my comfort in life and my pathway to a more attentive mind.” Her works are commonly finished with a sparing use of glazes, slips, paints, make-up and found materials, and sometimes leaving the works unfired.

She has shown her work across Canada including the National Museum of Natural Science in Ottawa, Orange L’evenement de Art Actuel de Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto, Her works can be found in corporate and institutional collections including the Confederation Centre for the Arts (PEI), and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa.

Image: Jordan MacLachlan, Radiance in Uncontrollable Worlds, 2006-2007 (Detail).

View the film online here

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