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10 Echoes

10 Echoes

For the best experience please view on a large screen. Echoes Gillian Genser Ammonoidea This work has been made of the fractured remains from inhabitants of our endangered world: shells and bones, nests, fallen branches and the delicate last vestiges of insects. Although these lives have unfolded and expired beyond our awareness, they’ve left a […]

09 Gathering Stars

09 Gathering Stars Gathering Stars exhibition by Melanie Gordon

Gathering Stars Melanie Gordon Gathering Stars is an autobiographical photography project about motherhood, healing, and wonder. Created over six years, the work explores themes of mortality, fertility, longing, and love. Melanie Gordon was diagnosed with breast cancer when her first child was just two years old. Her story unfolds through photographs, words and short films […]

08 Cerebellum

08 Cerebellum

“Julie’s paintings spark one of my favourite feelings — wonder.” – Matt Galloway (Host, The Current/CBC) Photo by Marina Dempster “These paintings promise a better summer.” – Dave Bidini (author/founder of West End Phoenix/musician/Rheostatics) Photo by Marina Dempster “Fader’s paintings make me feel excited for new paths. They are bold invitations to unknown possibilities.” – […]

07 Wolf Moon

07 Wolf Moon

Nancy Friedlandby Christina Gapic Wolf Moon Nancy Friedland Darkness allows the mind to wander, but it is given shape by light. The moon, the porch light, fireworks — without them the darkness spills out forever into the universe, unfettered. I paint to delineate the edges of that darkness, to carve out little patches of light, […]

04 Soft Stories

04 Soft Stories

Until the Moment Comes Acquire Soft Stories Laura Jane Petelko …These stories are open… Inspired by a conversation about a yearly “Furry” convention, deep in the Canadian wilderness, the initial spark for this work began. Petelko recognized something both elemental and beautiful in the desire to seek connection through the symbolic inhabitation of animals. This was […]

05 Slow Garden

05 Slow Garden

S L O W G A R D E N JOEL LOBLAW AND JOHANNA REYNOLDS The Slow Garden is a living philosophy, as much as it is an art practice. In the same way we tend to a garden, our personal relationships must be nurtured. This mental attitude allows ideas to germinate, and fosters growth alongside […]

03 Endless Gone

03 Endless Gone

Bold As Love Acquire Endless Gone Laura Jane Petelko Endless Gone began to take shape when Laura Jane was temporarily losing her vision in the year 2000. Embracing a blurred outlook, she discovered that when an image is stripped of detail, a powerful sensation takes hold, almost like a full-body memory. In the resulting photographs, […]

06 Sovereign/ties

06 Sovereign/ties

https://thelyceumgallery.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Sovereignties_Lyceum-12-07-20.mp4 A scarf can be many powerful things — an object of protection or ritual, a signalling device, an expression of beauty, a statement of purpose or of resistance. ‘Sovereign/ties’ is a collection of silk scarves that serve as resonant tactile pieces of wisdom shared through the artful practice of each distinct maker. As the […]

01 HOPE Portraits

01 HOPE Portraits

HOPE Portraits A series of triptychs by the Lyceum students, under the mentorship of the West End Phoenix. Each of the four students selected a community leader in whom they found inspiration: a person whose vision translates into agency for positive change. They were assigned a formal portrait, an environmental portrait, and a detail study […]

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