Two Hearts is a small slice of my ongoing project A Full Heart. In it I explore states of the human heart through: anatomy, form, metaphor, text, symbolism, history, portraiture, and emotional expression, all in a wide variety of media.
The two portraits on display here are entitled Dark Places, Shifting and Scars (Heart on My Face). Both are photo-digital mixed media images made into 7-foot scrolls using very large film-based image transfers, (done in a single go), applied to Chinese mulberry paper and backed with a non-woven fusible interfacing, with wooden dowels in pockets at the top and bottom.
It’s really challenging to do a transfer print at such a large scale, and demands two pairs of hands to execute. We will be working with this image transfer technique (at smaller sizes!) in the my 4-day intensive the first week of June at Neilson Park: Image Transfers and Contemporary Mixed Media.
The portraits are of Kal Honey and myself (we are standing in front of our own faces), but we are models for representations of human experience.
This is a nice opportunity to get a close-up look – in daylight! – at a couple of the scrolls that debuted at the 2018 In Situ Festival. On display through Sunday May 12.
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Photos: top, Claudia Di Nucci for Neilson Park Creative Centre; below, Kim-Lee Kho
That's me, Kim-Lee Kho, standing with four large format digital mixed media prints from my 'A Full Heart' series, now showing in Rock, Paper, Scissors: New works in clay, paper, and textiles, a fascinating group show on now at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, through March 17, 2019.
Shown: Pathways (Paris), Tangled Heart (No Blood Left), Hea[r]t Pack and Heart: Haiku.
Curated in two parts by Lee Petrie and Katie Micak, the range of work is quite amazing and I feel privileged to be showing with these artists: Hannah Epstein, Christine Fry, Lindsay Gravelle, Philip Hare (my former colleague at The Red Head Gallery in Toronto), Christine Kim, Fuzzy Mall, and Christine Negus.
I will try to update this page further with additional photos and details, but I thought I'd better get something up while it's still ongoing! I'm currently preoccupied with preparing work for my upcoming solo show in March at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre in Scarborough, Ontario. Stay tuned!
Photo: Kal Honey
Another wonderful In Situ Festival, put on by Creative Hub 1352 (the main focus of The Small Arms Society) in Mississauga, and their wonderful team, volunteers and board, and most especially artistic director Heather Snell who gave us artists the physical and psychic space to be at our best and combine to create an environment of artistic ferment!
I've written a blog post (part one) with my first thoughts about 'Hearts in Place', my room installation at the festival, which was held at the Small Arms Inspection Building (click here to read) – loads of photos!
Thanks to the many, many friends, colleagues and students who came out!
Thanks also to Jennifer Vong for the photos on this page.
The Ontario Society of Artists has a long history – almost 150 years of it. Their Open Juried Exhibition is always an event, and this year, I’m happy to report, that event includes my work! The large print of Tangled Heart, No Blood Left made it in.
This was a very tough show to get into, I know a number of artists who didn’t make the cut, so I count myself lucky. I was initially drawn to submit my work largely because of the two (out of three) jurors I knew of, regardless of whether I got in or not. One of the jurors, Richard Rhodes, I know in-person; he was the longtime editor of Canadian Art magazine, and we met properly at the gallery he started after leaving Canadian Art, Richard Rhodes Dupont Projects, which had some wonderful shows, though it’s since closed I’m sad to say.
If you can make the reception on Thursday, April 12, 6–8pm, please say hi; otherwise I hope you can visit the show which is sure to be interesting and worth seeing.
Show runs April 10 through May 4, 2018.
Location information including a map is below. Hope to see you there!
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