Glitter Island World at The Union Gallery
Glitter Island World
Union Gallery, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
July 3 – September 21, 2012
Glitter Island World began by abstracting personal memories of travel and expanding upon literary references. The choice of materials, small scale and ground-level presentation is representative in the imaginative child-like qualities of construction and details of narrative associated with play, collection, and appropriation. By constructing utopian “island” forms from a combination of exaggerated scales, as well as crafted and found objects, I offset a promise of a trip to paradise, and instead, create a scene that resembles a strange hallucination. Deceivingly light-hearted, playful and naive, this work emphasizes the ability to create narrative from sequences, memories, and anticipations.
Review of the project at the Union Gallery , Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, 2012.