panoramas, awards and exhibitions

I know you have been waiting for it (my stellar video styles)!  Two panoramas of the current exhibition: Laura Peturson Remnants of Play. The second video features additional works by Laura Peturson as well as works by Shuyu Lu and porcelain by Mary Lazier and Kim Harcourt.

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It has been a busy year for Laura Peturson.  She exhibited Edge of the Woods at WKP Kennedy Gallery in North Bay in March 2010.  She also presented Dwelling at INDEXG, Toronto in June 2010.  I have provided some details below regarding this exhibition. It is a nice contrast to the works currently on display at the Telephone Booth Gallery.

Dwelling is a tree house structure consisting of a wooden frame and paper-like fabric walls, floor and roof. The walls and roof are layered with dark papercuts describing the silhouettes of trees and brush. Lit from within and emanating sound, the structure represents a quiet merging of inner and outer space.

With Dwelling, it is my aim to create an environment that is both immersive and self-contained. My work in printmaking is delicate and small in scale, and it was my hope to create a large-scale installation that maintained this sense of intimacy.

Laura Peturson received her MFA from the New York Academy of Art, New York in 2005 and a BFA from York University, Toronto in 2002. She lives and works in Callander, Ontario and is an Assistant Professor of Fine Art at Nipissing University, specializing in printmaking.  Her exhibition at the Telephone Booth Gallery has been extended and will be closing on Friday, November 19th.

Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale

Embroidering the City

Shuyu Lu has been working hard in 2010 as well and has been winning awards all over town!  Her work has been exhibited at the Harbourfront Centre, Toronto Artist Project, Queen West Art Crawl and the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition just to name few.

2010 Awards:

Best of Fibre – Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, July 2010

Third Prize Award - Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale, September 2010.

The Ontario Crafts Council and the One of a Kind Show (OOAK) have announced that Shuyu Lu will be the Ontario Craft Council’s representative at the inaugural One of a Kind Craft Community Section at the 2011 Spring OOAK Show. Congrats Shuyu!

Summer Garbage Strike

Shuyu Lu was born and raised in China. She came to Canada to pursue her art education and in 2009 she received her Bachelor of Design in Fibre from the Ontario College of Art and Design. She is currently an artist-in-residence at the Harbourfront Centre’s Textile Studio.

The embroidery pieces present views of downtown Toronto around Kensington Market and are based on photographs. They are a representation of the city from a personal artistic perspective. After living here for several years, I do not consider myself a foreigner or a Torontonian. These city views are part of everyday life as I become part of the city. I am not originally from Toronto, but the sense of belonging exists. It is a place that is strange but familiar; far but close.

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