Monday, February 25, 2019

Reach Out

                             ‘Reach Out’ pen and ink on watercolour 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019


Small World, a series of sculptural vignettes by Julia Hepburn, explores traditional aspects of motherhood through eerie, surrealist snapshots. These tiny dreamlike worlds explore the changing power dynamics and shifting of individual freedoms in the "often undervalued" role of domesticity. Each of the scenes is contained within a box, it's own small world in which the subject is distanced and isolated from the viewer, allowing us only a small glimpse into their reality. For myself, a woman with no experience of having children or the seismic shifts that come with it, this is especially apt. I have that small window into the experience but it is in many ways incomprehensible, surreal and disconcerting. I can imagine that the subject feels something of the same. 
This series is part of a wider exhibition, Suburbia, at the Clay and Glass Gallery exploring the domestic experience, how we live, and what is home.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Then, now and next

Then, now and next features a variety of artists who are using ceramics and glass in fascinating ways. All work in quite different methods and mediums but come together to form contrasting portrayals of contemporary clay and glass.
The exhibition continues at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery until September.

Artists pictured - Samantha Dickie, Zachary Logan, Audie Murray