Future Exhibitions

Suburbia
January 12 to March 17, 2019

Curated by Sheila McMath

Our domestic experience is defined by the details – a carefully chosen wallpaper pattern, a table set for an evening meal, a small vegetable garden in the backyard, a balcony with an amazing view, a tree-fort that is perpetually ‘under-construction’. The artists in this exhibition explore where we live and how we define a home.

With a cautious nostalgia, artist Pattie Chalmers borrows imagery from the mid 20th century to create ceramic tableaus that are simultaneously familiar and unsettling. Julia Hepburn creates small dream-like dioramas made of polymer clay and mixed media. Her works are distinctive for their strong psychological quality and elusive narratives. Remembering and re-creating the ‘magical’ spaces of childhood, like blanket and tree forts, Jennie Suddick opens up the definition of home to include communal, ‘do-it-yourself’ spaces whose distinction and power is in their impermanence.

Please join us for the Opening Reception at 2pm on Sunday, January 13. The artists will be in attendance. This event is free and all are welcome.

This exhibition has been made possible in part by a contribution from:

 

 

 

 

 

Images (Top to Bottom): Every Day I Think of You, 2018, Pattie Chalmers; Mother’s Garden (Detail), 2018, Julia Hepburn; The Tree House Project, 2015, Jennie Suddick.

 

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FUSION Fireworks 2017
December 22, 2018 to March 17, 2019
Juried by
Sandra Alfoldy & Ione Thorkelsson.

Left to Right: What Grows Between Us 2 (From Series: Build Bridges Not Walls), Eden Bender; State of Embrace, Paula Murray; Rocky Mountain Peaks, set of 4 Tumblers, Catherine Thomas; Nestle, Courtney Downman.

Fireworks 2017 is a celebratory exhibition of hand-crafted works in clay and glass, organized by FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association. This exhibition stands as a testament to the vitality, originality and inventiveness of today’s practising crafts community – a tribute to those makers who have chosen clay and glass as their mode of self expression, and in some instances, their livelihood.

Participating artists: Rosemary Aicher, Ann Allen, Lindsay Anderson, Barbara Banfield, Eden Bender, Aurelia Bizouard, Alison Brannen, Keith Campbell, Erin Candela, Lisa Creskey, Courtney Downman, Mark Flink, Grace Han, Puck Janes, Jenny Judge, Jane Klarer-Lackey, Dianne Lee, Lauren Levine, Carol Lim, Hannun Lyn, Terrie MacDonald, Marney McDiarmid, Heidi McKenzie, Debbie McLeod, Paula Murray, Yael Novak, Cynthia O’Brien, Maja Padrov, Genevieve Patchell, Bernadette Pratt, Deanna Sakai, Debra Sloan, Christine de Takacsy, Bruce Taylor, Catherine Thomas, Rhonda Uppington, Layne Verbeek, Gabriela Wilson, Carol Wong, Heather Wood, Renee Woltz, Marlene Zagdanski.

Please join us for the Opening Reception at 2pm on Sunday, January 13. This event is free and all are welcome.

FUSION thanks the following contributors and sponsors:

Gilda Goodman
Waterloo Potters’ Workshop
Derek Chung Communications

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tide (detail), 2015, Kanika Gupta.

Surrender
Kanika Gupta

January 12 to March 17, 2019

In partnership with the Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington, the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is pleased to feature the ceramic works of Toronto artist Kanika Gupta. Gupta’s experience of working with clay has mirrored her personal journey of finding her way, following a brain injury that abruptly disrupted her life.

Please join us at the Gallery for the Opening Reception and a brief artist talk on Saturday, January 19 at 2:00pm. This event is free and all are welcome.
This exhibition has been made possible in part by a contribution from: