Saturday, June 22, 2013

Reception Saturday June 22, 2 to 5 p.m.: Catherine Carmichael and John Ide

Opening Saturday June 22, Catherine Carmichael: Elasticity, Fracture and Flow and John Ide: How Paper Remembers

The exhibitions continue until July 14, 2013.

Catherine Carmichael, Elasticity, Fracture and Flow (with Column) (detail) 2013

John Ide, Composition Yellow (detail) 2013
Continuing a tradition of performative and unconventional object making, Carmichael presents a trio of wheeled sculptures in Elasticity, Fracture and Flow. These decidedly non-utilitarian creations fuse crude reclaimed materials including industrial concrete, nail polish, wire, and discarded paper into remarkably fragile and contemplative arrangements. Stationary, but ripe with the potential for movement, these curious accretions are both sculptures and poems on wheels.
Carmichael is a Montreal-based performance and installation artist who has exhibited internationally. Her work can be found in public and private collections across Ontario, including the Donovan collection in Toronto, and the Tom Thomson Gallery in Owen Sound.
How Paper Remembers is about forgetting and remembering. Throughout his career, Ide has borrowed images from family archives, the art of the past, and modern commercial media to explore confluences of personal and collective memory. In this body of work, this imagery fades into the background of thousands of cross-hatched lines which he erases and redraws, to create patterns of light and dark that randomly remember bits and pieces of what was there before.
Ide is a Toronto-based artist who has exhibited widely. He created filmic works earlier in his career but returned to drawing in the mid-2000s. Recent exhibitions include “Process” at Toronto’s Gallery 1313, and “Time, Shadow, and Light” at Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant.