“GATHERED: painting my father's personal effects”

Kate Scoones

This exhibition opens on Friday, March 3rd, 7:00–9:00 PM
Exhibition runs through Sunday, March 19th, 2017.
Gallery Hours:
Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 4 pm,
or by appointment.

The work in this exhibition was created in response to Scoones' father's death in March of 2016. Throughout his illness and after his passing, she spent time tending to his house and garden.
From the presence of him to his absence, she began drawing and photographing his personal effects. It was an orderly enterprise that had a deep quieting effect after the turmoil of illness and of loss.

The drawings and paintings Kate Scoones made reflect the things he had around the house at the end of his life, things not necessarily precious but familiar. By reconstructing their substance in the face of there no longer being a physical place for them—the ornaments, the clothing, the contents of desk drawers—Scoones has transformed his effects into a new chapter of his life and consequently of her own.

It could go either way.

Artist Bio:
After graduating with a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts (Honours in painting) from the University of Victoria in 1985, Kate Scoones attended the Art Studio Program at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, for two years. There she met and worked with other artists and was mentored by guest artists and curators — Alvin Balkind, Renee Van Halm, and Rene Blouin, to name but a few. She maintains an active studio practice as well as teaching painting as guest faculty at the Vancouver Island School of Art in Victoria, BC.

Signs of life.


Visit Kate Scoones's website at katescoones.com





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