August 22 – Sept 3, 2023
LESLIE GROVE GALLERY
1158 Queen Street East, Toronto
Thursday, August 24, 2023 – 6-8 pm
Join us IN-PERSON at the Leslie Grove Gallery.
See the show, meet the artists, bring a friend!
The 2018 Artscape Gibraltar Point Residency accepted 2 artists for a week of immersive art. 2019 they traveled to Toronto Island with 3 more artists from various art disciplines. 2020 the world changed. 7 artists postponed the island residency. When plans were upended these determined artists committed themselves to finding inspiration via Zoom to see/talk about what they had done during their at-home residency week. A plan was then hatched to challenge each other biweekly. Each artist showed art in their medium; the remaining 6 responded in their voice with a piece in their medium, or an experimental medium outside their style, inspired by the prompt. It wasn’t long before we became the 7 Works Collective. The excitement during lock downs was to listen to each artist describe their process/thinking behind the work from the challenge, including showing preliminary sketches/experiments. As we are not all painters, we learned about other mediums, which was a big feature of our Zoom discussions. 7 Works Collective is paint, embroidery, mosaic, fibre and lens based art. The upending of our residency became the possibilities of creativity in a continuum.
Kathryn Spooner Bossy, Mario Cerroni, Lynn Dubinsky, Catherine Gutsche, Karen Wynne Mackay, Judi Miller, Jo-ann Zorzi.
I am preoccupied by the intuitive journey that paint takes me on with its colour and texture when working with layers that can be revealed through scratching back, rubbing away or lifting, to bring back the history of the previous layers.
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