Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Our Lady of the Beasts is part of 40th anniversary celebration Grimsby Art Gallery

Our Lady of the Beasts  mid 1990's, stitched paper, acrylic paint, cotton fabrics,
Judy Martin
Judy made this piece shortly after the family moved from Kenora in northwestern Ontario to Manitoulin Island, a mere six hours north of Toronto (instead of 26).  The papers she used are candy wrappers and glossy photo-images of animals from her children's nature magazines.  This piece was shown at one of the first Festival of the Sound art exhibitions in Parry Sound - 1995??? and then it was placed into the Perivale gallery on Manitoulin where it sold into private collection.

Now in the permanent collection of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery and part of that gallery's 40th anniversary celebration, members of the Lakeside Pumphouse Artist Association have been invited to prepare new art pieces in their own style and medium,  based on selected pieces from the collection (including this one).  As Flora Hutterer wrote in an email to Judy, "the contemporary creations will be displayed side-by-side with their counterparts from the collection in this intriguing exhibition".

The opening reception is June 12 from 7 to 9 pm.
Grimsby Public Art Gallery 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby Ontario
the exhibition continues until July 12

1 comment:

  1. I would love to hear from people who attend this exhibition - and please if you take a photo of my work and perhaps some of the work inspired by it, I would love to see those photos. I am unable to attend the opening reception, but will try to get to there before it comes down in July. xx