Doug Guildford exhibition to open at
Grenfell Campus Art Gallery, Thursday, September 25, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Guildford will be exhibiting Fabricated Evidence at Grenfell
Campus Art Gallery from September 25 to November 1. The opening reception will be held on
September 25 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. There will be an artist walkabout at 5:15 p.m.
The following day, the artist will be working on one of his nets in the gallery
from 12 to 1 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome.
exhibition will include 10 to 12 of his crocheted ‘nets’, found and crafted
sculptural objects and related works on paper. The nets are ongoing projects,
never to be completed. For the artist, the nets are: shapeshifters. They riff off, both fishing gear, and the domestic arts.
They also emulate marine life and become characters for me to cast in
photographic scenarios. The nets and found crafted sculptural objects also
comment on the decline of the offshore fishery. Guildford’s works on paper
document the minutiae-the rich plant and animal life that inhabit the
intertidal zone. Guildford’s practice is
both based on the ebb and flow of the intertidal zone and inspired by the life
that inhabits this nebulous region. For
the artist, this zone symbolizes the uncertainty of life, the fluidity and
constant change that is at the core of natural existence.
1988 Doug Guildford has exhibited his work in solo exhibitions across Canada
including at St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery and
the Burnaby Art Gallery. His work has been exhibited nationally and
internationally in group exhibitions and can be found in such collections as
the Burnaby Art Gallery, Canadian Environmental Law Association and the Greater
Toronto Airport Authority. The artist is the recipient of several grants from
Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. He has
been invited artist to residencies in both Canada and the United States
including St. Michael’s Printshop in St. John’s. The artist divides his time
between Ontario and Nova Scotia.
For further information, please visit:
or phone 709 637-5209; or 709 637-5207
Doug Guildford, Pretty
Lady (bundled), ongoing (begun
2005), crocheted covered copper wire with hanging apparatus, 18’. Photo:
courtesy of the artist.