I’ve been sitting on the most exciting news for way too long. Unofficially I’ve known for a year now, and officially it’s been eight months. I don’t know why I’ve waited, except that this space got really quiet since I went back to my day job, and I guess I just didn’t get around to it. So here’s the news…
I will be exhibiting Yes these bones shall live as a solo show at my local public gallery, the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, opening in January 2015! And it will be accompanied by a book! I am over the moon. Last weekend I visited the gallery and stood in the rooms where my work will be, and after a brief cramp of panic in my gut, I was thrilled to imagine it.
In preparation for the show and to fund some of the printing and framing costs, I’m going to have a print sale. I plan to print two images and offer them in 11×14 size. Normally I only offer them at 16×20 or 24×30, but I realize those can be unwieldy for the average person who just wants to hang a piece in their living room. I haven’t totally chosen the images, so if you want one, please email me (kate[at]peripheralvision[dot]ca) to let me know which one you want.
While we were there last weekend, we saw Robert Hengeveld‘s show, promised lands, a set of animated installations, which we loved. My favourite piece was called “paradise” and it was a separate room, dark, with a fake camp fire and fireflies. There was a pond with fake ducks, a record player spinning, birds that occasionally sang and moved, and an owl standing sentry in the corner, that spun its head round once in a while. A lot of it was built with cardboard, and the “forest floor” was literally carpeted – with green shag rugs. When my oldest encountered the carpet, he exclaimed, “I don’t know what this stuff is, but I LOVE it, and I want some!”
My youngest’s favourite piece was called “unbridled rein.” They both spent a long time watching it and came back again and again to it.
PS I’m on instagram now, if you’re interested.