SHIFT | The Ottawa School of Art | Grad Show 2013
SHIFT is a Grad Show currently on exhibit at the Ottawa School of Art, until the 25th of July, 2013. It features the works of graduates Melissa Blackman, Virginia Dupuis, Kimberly Edgar, Jane Ladan, Kathleen McCrea and Jenn Noseworthy, and what’s great about it is that all their unique works come together flawlessly, to create a cornucopia of natural whimsy.
Whether it’s Jenn Noseworthy’s floating bee’s, Jane Ladan’s coral reef-like sculptural neck-pieces or Melissa Blackman’s psychedelic paintings, walking into the exhibition space feels like walking into an ethereal space, as if from a fairy tale.
You almost expect a few fairies or garden gnomes to pop up once in awhile.
The hanging bee’s are much larger than normal bees, and even though they are hanging in a swarm formation, they are more of a welcome party than a threat, placed just outside the gallery space. The sculptural neck-pieces on the other hand, look like regalia on display.
The paintings, prints and images on the walls set the ambiance and backdrop to this magical experience.
I did a fArt (an abstract just because)
I still haven’t made it down to the printroom to print that new woodcut along with some more shirts. Good news is I’m leaving my job and will be focusing on ART for a while! Also going to europe! and will also be applying to new jobs ( hopefully more art related)
also sorry for the instagram quality (it’s started)