Saturday, 25 August 2012

Tea Party

My new exhibition 'Tea Party' opened on Thursday night at Hand Held Gallery.
An exhibition of works made from tea bag paper.
My work reflects on the heirloom items of an older generation as they fade into insignificance. What was once treasured is now ephemeral and throw away.
Recycled 'throw away' material is printed and formed and in its new form challenges our understanding of what fragility and preciousness actually is.






Join us Tuesday to Saturday until September 15

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Tea party

My new exhibition 'Tea Party' opens tonight (Thursday) 6-8pm


Wednesday, 15 August 2012

BELIEVE THE HYPE on display till Sept. 9th

Scenes from "Believe the Hype!" more photos HERE

Darkclouds / David Pappaceno / Sheryo

Don Pablo Pedro / Cost

UFO / Keely / Matt Siren

Swampy / Deeker / Keely / Cost / Smells

Opening Night

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Be Easy ceramics by Katie Swartz August 31st- September 23rd gallery hours Thurs- Sun: 12-4 & by appt. Opening Final Friday, August 31st with a reception from 6-11 pm is Be Easy, an exhibition of new ceramic work by local artist & my dear friend Katie Swartz. Many of you are probably familiar with Katie's work in one way or another, this is her second solo show at 1305 Gallery, and she has participated in our annual Holiday Show, Yuletide, for every one of the last 7 years since the gallery opened. Katie's ceramic pieces in this exhibition feature two-dimensional narratives on three-dimensional surfaces. The characters she references in these pieces come directly from her sketchbooks and are reminiscent in their aesthetic to the stuffed animals Swartz is famous for. However, sometimes these characters can take on more serious, dramatic, or even frightening roles on the ceramic pieces in Be Easy. Stories of heartache, compromise, triumph, and trial are ever present in the collective body of work, though often portrayed as one feeling at a time through one endearing character at a time. It is wonderful to see how Katie has advanced and developed as a ceramic artist over the years I have known her, and her craft now seems effortless and natural. It is truly a pleasure to host another exhibition her work, and just the right thing to get the gallery back up on its toes. Hope to see everyone at the opening this Final Friday or during regular gallery hours!

Thursday, 2 August 2012

PEG IS 40 by Brydie Dyson

Brydie Dyson's 'Peg is 40' opening last Thursday night at Hand Held
One of the first entire installations in the gallery space Brydie's work was created partly individually and partly as community based projects.

Embroidered texts, cast seed pods and fascinating voice recordings are all inspired by an innocuous peice of graffiti 'Peg is 40'

A great crowd attended the opening.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Explorations of Spirituality Update!

Here is a TV Cogeco: The Source interview regarding our current exhibition Explorations of Spirituality featuring the works of Jane Adeney and Paul Roorda.
The exhibition will be on display until August 26th, 2012.

After the page break are images of the opening reception which was held on Friday July 14, 2012.

Thank you to all who attended!