December 1, 2018 to February 24, 2019
The Carnegie Room
Curator: Emily McKibbon
Reception: Thursday, December 5, 7 to 9 pm
Artist Talk by Jill Price: Friday, January 11, 12:15 to 1 pm
Two Legacies brings together recent works on paper by regional artists Tanya Cunnington and Jill Price. While their artworks differ in many fundamental ways, both are engaged in an exploration of what Emily Dickinson describes as the two legacies of love: the joy of attachment and the pain of separation.
Jill Price’s project, Lineage, is a material exploration of artifacts inherited by the artist from her grandmother. Using hand-knitted blankets as drawing devices, this Barrie artist methodically traces each stitch in a meditative process akin to the creation of the original covers. The works are abstract, fragile and reflective of the incomplete and ephemeral nature of memory itself. By contrast, Rama artist Tanya Cunnington’s series Cal.endar responds to her experience of becoming a mother and returning to the Orillia area. Working in her late father-in-law’s studio, the work reflects what we inherit, what we leave behind and how we create in the interstices between.
Jill Price would like to acknowledge the Ontario Arts Council for Exhibition Assistance funding.