Jonathan Forrest - "Building Blocks of Colour"
Yechel Gagnon - "Midwinter Thaw"
Works from exhibition CATHY DALEY
- March 29
Opening Reception: Saturday March 8, 1 - 4 PM
Cathy Daley lives and works in Toronto and her work has been featured in exhibitions throughout Canada, the United States, Switzerland, and West Berlin. Her work is part of numerous private, corporate and public collections such as the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Canada Council Art Bank.
Daley’s untitled drawings present an extravaganza of elegance and flair, in which memory passes through fantasy. Daley draws with sweeping movements of black pastel on translucent white vellum.
In the accompanying catalogue for this exhibition, Renee Baert, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Ottawa Art Gallery, states:
“…there exists an ambiguity in these depictions that sets in place an uncertain tension between the appeal of these gowns and a resistance to their allure. This resistance is marked by the very excess of their rendering – an exaggeration which highlights their illusory quality – and by the wit and irony of the work, with its effects of distanciation. This ambivalence finds an echo within feminist thought, between its forceful critique of the fashion industry and the recognition of fashion as an object of pleasure, an embodiment of fantasy and a vehicle of play.”