A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

Shows at UpTown Gallery

2011 05  uptown show

Evolution of a Series

featuring Diane EasthamChristine GagnonGlenn Ward and Nancy Yule

May 19 to July 18, 2011

Though quite diverse in the type of work produced, each of these artists from Waterloo Region explores ideas in dimensional space. A visual element is repeated in various configurations. A curved line becomes the support for a series of stools. Custom crafted in different woods (maple, walnut, cherry), the aesthetic changes. Formed in precious metal, an abstract tree branch is the primary element for a jewellery series based upon the natural environment. Printed one way, the curve in a line of string suggests growth; in another, flight. The raven is believed to be a trickster, a transformer. Single thread images appear to be of a stationary bird but then, he fools the human eye and takes flight.