July 12th-July 18th | Vernnisage Thursday July 18th, 7-10pm
an exhibition of porcelain vases, floral arrangements and still-life
watercolour paintings. This presentation marks the culmination of a
seven-day performance conducted in the gallery space.
A devotee to the early 20th century floral designer
Constance Spry and a compulsive maker, Yasui’s handmade porcelain vases
are the wellspring for her performance. Each day, for seven days, a
different vase will be called upon to inspire both a floral arrangement
and a still-life watercolour painting. Joining Yasui in painting will
be guest artists Heather Goodchild and Lisa DiQuinzio. The staging and
study of these vases and botanicals is intentionally provocative, as it
brings into a contemporary art setting a series of activities once
defined as ‘feminine’ or ‘leisure pursuits’.
Beginning on Friday, July 12th, the performance can be
viewed from the street, but the gallery will be closed to the public.
The artist invites you to witness the completion of the performance on
Thursday July 18th from 7-10pm.
To schedule an appointment please contact either Katharine Mulherin (Director) or Naomi Yasui (Artist).
Naomi Yasui is a Toronto-based ceramic artist, working
in sculpture, performance and installation, her conceptual practice
revolves around process, form, and happenstance. Yasui is co-creator of The Wardens Today with Heather Goodchild. She has exhibited in Canada and internationally.
The artist wishes to gratefully acknowledge support from the Ontario Arts Council.
1086 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1H8