18 March 2011
I was happy to hear today that one of two recent sculptures I submitted to the latest Manitoba Craft Council juried exhibition “Make. Stop. Repeat.” has been selected for inclusion in the show. The exhibition’s theme refers to “multiples and repetition” and how artists reflect or speak to this concept with their works.
In Pinch Me. (I’m not a production potter) I used pinch-pots (a common form of warm-up exercise for potters) to form an autobiographical statement. In the piece entitled I wanna be touched by you. various gloved hands repeat in enveloping and comforting a lonely figure. (Pinch Me is the piece selected for the show).
Make. Stop. Repeat. is on exhibit at the Tiger Hills Art Association in Holland, Manitoba from 4-31 May, 2011 (open house and artist talks from 13:00-16:00 on 14 May). The show then moves to the Mennonite Heritage Gallery on the campus of the Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) at 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. in Winnipeg from 23 June through 3 September (opening reception at 19:00 on 23 June).