Thursday, May 27, 2010

Libby Hague at Loop Gallery

 Libby Hague is currently showing her work at Loop Gallery in an exhibition entitled SAFETY NET.

"We always try to push our ideas a bit further. This exhibition is my opportunity to show results from some of this year's experiments which have shifted my painting and prints into sculptural hybrids."

This exhibition features The trans-atlantic shift of the Elliott plaid, a deconstructed riff on Hague's ancestral tartan with an interjected grove of birch trees, and Safety net, designed to retain things of value and connected to a cluster of strangely optimistic creation experiments.  A selection of landscape paintings with sculptural complications, includes Shotgun marriage, Abracadabra - and it did, Tender + Tight and Heaven does a backbend.  

Hague's work will be shown concurrently with works by Rochelle Rubinstein at Loop and in Still life on earth at the Mon Ton Window, 402 College St. Toronto.

Libby Hague (Toronto, Ontario) is a visual artist who works primarily in print installation. Her recent exhibitions include being natural at the Durham Art Gallery and One step at a time at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. She is featured in the British book, Installations & Experimental Printmaking by Alexia Tala and won the 2009 Open Studio National Printmaking Award. She is represented in many public collections including the Donovan Collection at University of Toronto.

Libby's work will be on display at Loop Gallery until June 13, 2010.