Monday, December 30, 2013

New Exhibitions by Mary Catherine Newcomb and Sheryl Dudley

January 4th – 26th, 2014 | Reception: Saturday, January 4th, 2014, 2-5PM

loop Gallery is pleased to announce new exhibitions by loop members Sheryl Dudley, entitled Between Here and There; and Mary Catherine Newcomb, entitled the Woods.

A new mixed media installation by Dudley documents unsettling moments in the space between places. Her photographs and works on paper catalogue a personal trove of mementos, talismans, and ancestral objects. Wrapping and unwrapping countless objects during a recent move inspired this series of intimate mixed-media drawings. They came about in a circuitous way beginning with a remembered motif from the artist's family history. The objects depicted trace her lineage and its fracture - but most of all, the erosion of memory and material things over time.

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.

In the Woods, Newcomb presents a small series of sculptures as platforms for presenting and contemplating natural material that she harvested in the wild and/or cultivated. the Woods refers to a small plot of land that has been in her family for several generations - a  repository of memory and crucible for mythologies. A return to the woods (and the lake) in the summer of 2013 inspired this work that contemplates layers of personal meaning apprehended in details of a familiar landscape and examines a relationship between art and nature.

Newcomb’s work has been widely exhibited both here and abroad and has garnered numerous grants and awards. She currently resides in Kitchener, Ontario and teaches in the Visual and Creative Arts program at Sheridan College. 

Images: (left) Sheryl Dudley, Untitled, mixed-media drawing, 4"x4", 2013.
              (right) Mary Catherine Newcomb, 28, plaster, harvested mushrooms, 50 x 55 x 60 cm, 2013

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