Leslie Grove Gallery - Toronto
Continuum : a range or series of things that are slightly different from each other and that exist between two different possibilities.
LESLIE GROVE GALLERY:
1158 Queen Street East, Toronto
Aug 22 – Sept 3, 2023
Thursday, August 24, 2023 – 6-8 pm
Join us IN-PERSON at the Leslie Grove Gallery.
The 2018 Artscape Gibraltar Point Residency accepted 2 artists for a week of immersive art. 2019 they traveled to Toronto Island with 3 more artists from various art disciplines. 2020 the world changed. 7 artists postponed the island residency. When plans were upended these determined artists committed themselves to finding inspiration via Zoom to see/talk about what they had done during their at-home residency week. A plan was then hatched to challenge each other biweekly. Each artist showed art in their medium; the remaining 6 responded in their voice with a piece in their medium, or an experimental medium outside their style, inspired by the prompt. It wasn’t long before we became the 7 Works Collective. The excitement during lock downs was to listen to each artist describe their process/thinking behind the work from the challenge, including showing preliminary sketches / experiments. As we are not all painters, we learned about other mediums, which was a big feature of our Zoom discussions. 7 Works Collective is paint, embroidery, mosaic, fibre and lens based art. The upending of our residency became the possibilities of creativity in a continuum.