Sunday, November 29, 2015

Toronto visit

We are in Toronto for the weekend.
On Friday I took the Queen street car and visited the David Kaye Gallery.
This stunning wall piece by Loree Ovens is currently on display.
accumulated shapes, unique repetition, care fully casual
gold leaf, Japanese paper, stitch   
Within walking distance along Queen West is the Gladstone Hotel and I went there to re-visit the Hard Twist : Memory exhibition.  On the second floor there is a new show up about painting.  One of the several works connected to textiles is this large untitled portrait by Elizabeth Chan, inspired by low resolution digital imagery. 
   
The frayed grid of texture drew me into the small gallery room where it took up half the wall.
Acrylic on canvas.
the reason for Toronto visits these days:  9 years, 6 years and 20 months - each perfect

7 comments:

Silvana said...

come mi affascinano queste opere veramente suggestive
belli e affascinanti anche i tre nipotini che gioia
ciao
silvana

Judy Martin said...

Chiao Silvana.

Thank you for your comment. Yes, the works here are beautiful and fascinating, and the grandchildren are joy. xo

Mo Crow said...

these variations of the grid remind me of the work of Chuck Close

Liz Ackert said...

The last grid frames the best image of all

Amy Meissner said...

I agree with Liz. I like the gallery images very much, but care most about the last one. We miss those boys and their mama, but are so happy they are closer to you.
XO
Amy

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing the gallery images. I am so glad that textile techniques seem to have crossed over into the larger discourse of contemporary art. No more ghettoizing. And your grandchildren are beautiful.

Sandra said...

Thanks Judy, I have been meaning to drop by there and you have given me that last PUSH.