Opening tomorrow ~ Liquids Creams & Gels

 
Please join us for the much anticipated online opening of the Liquids, Creams & Gels Opening February 1, High Noon, Toronto, NYC Time!
“Liquids, Cream and Gels,” as you know, is what they ask you to present while passing through the security line at the airport. Well, we are taking that concept to a whole new level by infusing it with ceramic notions of love and other potions and making it for the basis for a show. The curated online show of Liquids, Creams and Gels shall coincide with the frigid month of February that we North Americans dedicate to the complete range of noble to ignoble notions of amour. This exhibition will be ever-so-loosely centered around the time old tradition of vessel-making and containment that we, as ceramic artists, seem to embrace with open, wet and muddy arms. Beyond that it is our hope that the combined concept of vessel + containment + relationships is taken to a whole new level by the participating artists. There is no safety net or zone here…predictable is not welcome, but subversion is a most welcome entity. It is time to explore galore and push the notion of lotions and potions to the limit and make something that addresses this thing called “amorous” and turn it into something deviously glamorous. So please feel free to liberally apply to your eyeballs and sensory spots, this curated lotion of Canadian Ceramic artists both emerging and established…we’re sure their work will heighten your art viewing experience.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Christopher Reid Flock, Ontario
Sami Tsang, Ontario
Natalie Waddell, Ontario
Jeannie Pappas, Ontario
Andrew Tarrant, Alberta
Kaleb Romano, Alberta
Kaitlyn Brennan, Ontario
Callie Beller, Alberta
Chase Benjamin Plourde, New Brunswick
Amanda Kopas, Ontario
Shaun Peter Mallonga
Kaas Ghanie, Nova Scotia
Julian Covey, Nova Scotia
Carole Epp, Saskatchewan
Kate Grey, Nova Scotia
Pansy Ass Ceramics, Ontario
Ciro di Ruocco, British Columbia
Elsa Brittin, Ontario
Amelia Butcher, British Columbia
Bridget Fairbank, British Columbia, Florida
Dianne Lee, Ontario
Mariko Paterson, Nova Scotia

A most fabulous array of emerging and established Canadian Contemporary Artists await for this, the most frigid but amorous time of the year. You can also follow the show’s evolution via Instagram @liquidscreamsandgels and on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Liquids-Creams-Gels-171596086930447/

Viva Canadian Ceramics!
This exhibition is to be hosted online and in conjunction with the Gynocratic Art Gallery, a fabulously nomadic, Canadian effort directed by Danielle Hogan of Fredericton, New Brunswick and Mariko Paterson of Forage Studios in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

      

upcoming exhibition: Roadside Attractions—Next 5 Exits

Mar 10 to Apr 30

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
—Ernest Hemingway

Guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, Roadside Attractions — Next 5 Exits
reveals a vision of the allure of the wayside through the work of five
artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko
Paterson, and Nathan Prouty—create works that depict the recollection of
travels, a portrayal of collected memories, nostalgia for past
Americana, and the desire to contain an experience within an object.
Viewers will recognize the expression of journeys made and imagined, and
they will be able to connect through their shared experience.

Related Events

Join us for a public artist talk by curator and participating artist
Pattie Chalmers, and artist Peter Morgan, on Thursday, March 9 at 6 pm
in NCC’s library. Register for your free seat here.

In addition, Peter Morgan will demonstrate on Saturday, March 11, from 10 am – 4 pm. Register for your free seat here.

Mariko Paterson will join us for a free workshop and slide lecture
during the closing week of the exhibition on Saturday, April 22, from 10
am – 4 pm. She will present her techniques and discuss her work. Register for your free seat here.

All of these educational events are free and open to the public. Due
to limited seating for all events, pre-registration is encouraged.

Related Resources
Pattie Chalmers’ website: www.pattiechalmers.com
Peter Morgan’s website: www.petergmorgan.com
NCECA: an interview with Morgan about his work, and inspirations
365 Days 365 Artist: an interview with Morgan
Arts Magazine: an article about Morgan’s work and studio practice
Mariko Paterson’s website: www.foragestudios.com
Ceramics Monthly: an essay by Paterson discussing the career of working potters
UPPERCASE Magazine: an interview with Paterson about her ceramic adventures
Musing About Mud blog: a technical exploration of Paterson ceramic work, including demonstrations
Nathan Prouty’s website: www.nathanprouty.com
OtherPeoplesPixels Blog: an interview with Prouty about inspiration and studio practice