8 September 2018 – 9 November 2018
Canadian mixed media artist Carol Howard Donati works with fabric, paint, print, and recycled household materials.
An anthropologist by training, the focus of her art is everyday life and how it provides the framework for our human experience.
This mixed media collage installation aimed to connect the artist to our local community from a continent away. The show was a 16-card display celebrating the people of Canada.
Each of the 16, 4 X 6 cards was comprised of two hand-made surfaces stitched together, back to back: One side collaged and the other printed.
The collage side featured an abstract pattern of painted and found papers, commercial packaging, and appliquéd plastics. The print side featured telephone area codes from coast to coast across Canada hand-stamped in red and black ink.
The viewer was invited to interact and contribute to the ever-changing nature of this diversity by moving the cards to create new arrangements in the display.
Carol said: “The world is an increasingly small place: We are drawn together, not just by technology and travel, but also by our common human interests, daily activities, and overlapping histories and cultures.”
“I am inspired by connections of heritage, culture and commonwealth and the opportunity to provide a personal presence in your community”.
“A phone box makes an ideal gallery because it is familiar as an active space. I think it is wonderful. People step in ready to engage in a conversation with what they see. As I see it, this phone box is still taking calls!”
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