From late November to January of this year, I was super fortunate to have had a solo show for my artwork at the Trinity Gallery in Ottawa, Ontario.
It was an amazing opportunity that came with perfect timing in my life. The space of the Trinity Gallery is beautiful and big with a lot of walls to fill! When I first received notice of the opportunity in late December 2017, I was given about a week to come up with my show name and a short blurb of what it would be about.
I knew I wanted to show more than one set of work. This was my first solo show and I wanted it to have a bit of range that hopefully would draw interest. Decided that it would have pieces from 3 series in it.
Data Reliance – This series stems from my time working in technology, my feelings on how it takes over our lives and where we’re moving with it.
Iro Piegare – framed floating sculptures combining Japanese paper folding and Italian mosaic technqiues
Birch Trees at Night – the beautiful Birch captivated me when I first came to Canada and has been a favorite subject of mine for many years.
So here I had 3 series, inspired by different things all in the same show. How to tie them together? Well – all 3 of them happen to be done in shades of black, white and grey, occasionally with a tiny pop of color. I’ve long been a black and white girl, and have written about it here on the blog. When I stumbled upon “Achromatic” with the definition “possessing no hue: being or involving black, grey or white”, thought how perfect to describe my art and inclinations and thus Achromatically Inclined became the show name. 😀
10 months of crazy work later, we finally came to the opening of the show. It was a ton of work to hang and thankfully I had my husband, who was a tremendous help not only in hanging the show but all the steps along the way. Trinity Gallery is located within an arts centre that has 5 other gallery spaces (along with theaters and art schools) within. They have Meet the Artist days when the galleries change their shows so it is a fun atmosphere with a lot going on and people going from space to space. The event was awesome – even made sure my refreshments were achromatic themed! 😀 I was so fortunate to have family travel from out of town to come on this special day as well as having many lovely local friends come too.
There was a lot of great feedback on the work. I even sold a couple of pieces! It was so neat to talk to people and see it being well received. It also was so amazing, such a gift, to allowed in life to see so many of my pieces hanging all in one space (that isn’t my home!). Overwhelmed with gratefulness is how it felt.
Here’s some pics of the show up and opening day. If you’d like to see pics of all the pieces on the show there’s a page on my website that shows what all was included that you can view by clicking here.