Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Opening on Nuit Blanche! Kelly Cade and Sheryl Dudley at Loop Gallery

September 29th – October 21st, 2012
Reception: Saturday, September 29th, 7–10 PM

loop Gallery is pleased to announce exhibitions by loop members Kelly Cade entitled My My, There There, and Sheryl Dudley, Skirting Damocles. 

My My, There There echoes our relationship with the worlds we inhabit – the natural phenomenal world and the manufactured world we create. As the world bends, fragments, pixelates, becoming more and more a place where we are drawn away from ourselves, Cade looks to the natural world and its resilience and readiness to push its way through, to regenerate, rebalance and calmly assert itself in the midst of all we’re creating. This work is an interpretation of that assertion, an optimistic take on the intertwining of these disparate worlds.

Cade is a Toronto based artist and graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design who has exhibited in both solo and group shows. Her work can be found in private and public collections throughout Canada, the United States and the U.K.

Skirting Damocles presents a suite of oil paintings on aluminum that position majestic ice giants within the technology for tracking and charting the arctic waters for safer passage. Revisiting images taken during an arctic expedition more than 5 years ago, Dudley paints isolated glacial masses onto discarded circuit board sheets, transforming the weathered metal into a dynamic surface that is at once a field and a void. The oil paintings are shown alongside a collection of intimate watercolours which cast an ironic gaze on arctic tourism.

Dudley’s paintings and photographs have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Canada. Her work can be found in many private collections on both sides of the border.

Images: Kelly Cade, My My, There There, mixed media, 2012; Sheryl Dudley, Skirting Damocles, oil on aluminum, 2012.