Do I Know You? Alter Pieces, Paintings, and Heads

Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto, Ontario.

December 1-2, 2018.

Opening Saturday, December 1, 7-9 pm. Author reading at 8:00 pm.

Hours: Sat., Dec. 1, 10 am – 9 pm; Dec. 2, 10 am – 6 pm.

“Do I know you?” is a rather common form of address. When we are mistaken for someone else, we may be reminded of our random status, and interchangeability. Although such interactions are often awkward, it can also be pleasant to muse for a moment, long enough to explore the possibility of being someone else. This exhibition of paintings and sculptures explores identity and the embodiment of human presence. The sculptures examine the theme of “altar” as a representation of relationships and desire. Similar to the silhouette of a person, the altar is vertical and hierarchical, existing in a place of prominence, symbolizing a divine presence through visual language. In our personal relationships, we often express love as a divine impulse. Evidence of human desire is readily observed in acts of love, anger, and the memorialization of the deceased. What was once tangible is made invisible through death. In these paintings and sculptures, the memory of a beloved person becomes manifest, embodied, internal, and vestigial.

Contact: carolbarbourart@gmail.com 

416-653-2767

Peter MacKendrick Gallery is located at east-side of the building:

76 Wychwood Ave, Toronto, ON M6G 2X7. Street parking and bicycle racks available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alter piece #1, Spire, 23 x 9”, 2015.

 

Alter piece #2, Volcano, 25 x 11”, 2015.

 

Alter piece #3, Potentiality, 22 x 13″, 2016.

 

  1. Alter piece #4, Three Eggs, 21.5 x 22”, 2017.

 

  1. Alter piece #5, Cameo, 27 x 13”, 2018.

 

Alter piece #6, Heart, 26.5 x 24”, 2018.

 

Alter piece #7, Trimester, 23 x 24”, 2018.

 

Tabula Cebetis (after Merian), oil on wood, 24 x 11”, 2018.

 

 

Tabula Cebetis (after de Hooghe), oil on canvas, wood and plaster, 44 x 16 x 3”, 2018.

 

Alter piece #8 Familia, 37 x 34 x 3″, 2018.

 

Female Centaur, 39 x 10”, 2018.

 

Cradled, Oil on canvas, 24 x 30″, 2011.

 

Two-headed woman, oil on wood, 24 x 10 ½”, 2014.

 

Head in her Hands, oil wood, 111/4 x 8 1/4″, 2016.

 

Genealogy Tree #1, oil on canvas, 32 x 48”, 2009.

 

Genealogy Tree #2, oil on canvas, 36 x 48”, 2010.

 

Birth of the Child, oil on wood, 24.5 x 31”, 2016.

 

  1. Madonna and Child, oil on canvas, 40 x 26”, 2014

Mary Magdalene and St. John, oil on wood, 27 x 13 x 2”, 2016.

 

  1. Catherine, oil on wood, 25 x 10.5, 2016.

 

Anticipation, plaster, paper, paint, 9 x 6.5 x 5”, 2010.

 

Rumination, plaster, paper, paint, 10 x 7 x 5”, 2010.

 

Release, plaster, paper, paint, 10 x 7 x 5”, 2010.

 

Two Heads Hanging, plaster, paint, pantyhose, 16 x 9 x 5”, 2009.

 

 

Media: The sculptures are constructed of plaster, wood, paint, wire, paper, fabric and beads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alter piece #1, Spire, 23 x 9”, 2015.

 

Alter piece #2, Volcano, 25 x 11”, 2015.

 

Alter piece #3, Potentiality, 22 x 13″, 2016.

 

  1. Alter piece #4, Three Eggs, 21.5 x 22”, 2017.

 

  1. Alter piece #5, Cameo, 27 x 13”, 2018.

 

Alter piece #6, Heart, 26.5 x 24”, 2018.

 

Alter piece #7, Trimester, 23 x 24”, 2018.

 

Tabula Cebetis (after Merian), oil on wood, 24 x 11”, 2018.

 

 

Tabula Cebetis (after de Hooghe), oil on canvas, wood and plaster, 44 x 16 x 3”, 2018.

 

Alter piece #8 Familia, 37 x 34 x 3″, 2018.

 

Female Centaur, 39 x 10”, 2018.

 

Cradled, Oil on canvas, 24 x 30″, 2011.

 

Two-headed woman, oil on wood, 24 x 10 ½”, 2014.

 

Head in her Hands, oil wood, 111/4 x 8 1/4″, 2016.

 

Genealogy Tree #1, oil on canvas, 32 x 48”, 2009.

 

Genealogy Tree #2, oil on canvas, 36 x 48”, 2010.

 

Birth of the Child, oil on wood, 24.5 x 31”, 2016.

 

  1. Madonna and Child, oil on canvas, 40 x 26”, 2014

Mary Magdalene and St. John, oil on wood, 27 x 13 x 2”, 2016.

 

  1. Catherine, oil on wood, 25 x 10.5, 2016.

 

Anticipation, plaster, paper, paint, 9 x 6.5 x 5”, 2010.

 

Rumination, plaster, paper, paint, 10 x 7 x 5”, 2010.

 

Release, plaster, paper, paint, 10 x 7 x 5”, 2010.

 

Two Heads Hanging, plaster, paint, pantyhose, 16 x 9 x 5”, 2009.

 

 

Media: The sculptures are constructed of plaster, wood, paint, wire, paper, fabric and beads.