WE @ YOU ME 2 (Mar 26,27,28): Lynn Connell,Carolyn Dover,Maureen Eustace,Donna Giles,Jean Francis,Lindsay Holton,Dorene Macaulay,Claudia Meier,Lynn Mills,Laurel Panton
HELEN SOVEREIGN / WAYNE ALLAN (April 7-May 9/04) Artists’ Talk, May 6. “Allan’s Buddha boxes, shaman boxes, stone boxes hang on the gallery walls like visual meditation guides.” Laura Hollick, VIEW “Each of Sovereign’s collages brings together a natural object and man-made one to stress their closeness.” Regina Haggo, The Spectator
JAPANNING: JAPANESENESS IN WORK BY JAPANESE CANADIANS ARTISTS (May 22-June 2004) akemi nishidera, david fujino, kazuo nakamura, gloria kagawa, anne kobayashi, walter sunahara, yoshiko sunahara, kimiko koyanagai, gene machida, akira yoshikawa, naoko matsubara, sadashi inuzuka, louise noguchi, sadashi inuzuka, tamiko winter, heather yamada “Japanning is a characteristic black lacquer technique used on wooden and paper objects. Here, the word is used as a metaphor for the layer of Japaneseness which art works by Canadians of Japanese descent are sometimes perceived, sometimes expected , to possess.” Bryce Kanbara
SADASHI INUZUKA: BIG CERAMIC SCULPTURE columns,vases,teapot and boat (July 24-Aug 24) “Hana means flower…But these flowers are huge. We see flowers as small; insects, on the other hand see them as big.” Regina Haggo, The Spectator
LIFE HITS THE CURB: RE-Create Outreach Studio (Sept 7,8,9) Black & white photographs by street-involved youth.
CHERYL KENMEY: POTTERY (Sept 17,18,19)
URBAN DISTORTIONS: KATHY RENWALD, JOHN MOKRYCKE, LESIA MOKRYCKE (Sept 24, 25.26) “At times, it was as if we’d stumbled into a dreamily abstracted parallel reality…” Duane Tucker, Borderlines.
MEETCHA AT THE TIV and other urban heartbreaks. Photographs by Nicola Giles Morreale and Peter Karuna. Artists Talk, Wed. Oct. 27.
Book Launch & Reading: Mark Truscott (Nov 4) Said Like Reeds and Things, Coach House Press.
METAPHASE: art by the Torma/Zsako family. Anna Torma, Istvan Zsako, Balint Zsako, David Zsako. “As this family’s nest gets a make-over from the biological support structure into a professional support structure, they introduce a new model for the family unit.” Laura Hollick, VIEW