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Counsel

Dates

Wed, Jan 17, 2018 — Sun, Jan 27, 2019

Type

Exhibitions

Admission

Free

Location Accessible

Black Cat Gallery

2186 Dundas Street West

Reception

Yes

Opening Reception: Sat, Jan 19, 5-8pm


Daily Hours

WedWednesday

4:00 pm

8:00 pm

ThuThursday

4:00 pm

8:00 pm

FriFriday

4:00 pm

8:00 pm

SatSaturday

2:00 pm

8:00 pm

SunSunday

12:00 pm

5:00 pm

Description

Change and transition, for some, comes with a deep sense of unease. In these unsettled moments, the default behaviour for creatives is to turn to their hands and start compulsively creating as a way through. The making isn’t a hobby, or a way to pass time, it’s a near obsessive act of exploration as a means to find clarity of mind. Counsel’s inaugural show invites visitors to explore the artifacts that come with this compulsion to create and design in times of uncertainty. The show explores the work of three women, at three distinct crossroads, and the habitual, ritual, meditative making—making with no purpose in mind, no audience, no explicit intention—that serves as a way of progressing through processing restlessness, anxiety, uncertainty, sadness and worry. As the show is about process, the work is both finished and unfinished, by design. Each piece marks a moment of progress and motion, even understanding and wonder. What can feel like “purposeless” making can turn out to be a journey through exploring our relationships with the ordinary, the routine, the ego, our identity, and our purpose. The things that get made become expressions of this process, loaded with the wayfinding needed to get us to where we need to be next.

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Participants

Jen Arron, Rhya Tamasauskas