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Doug Guildford exhibition to open at Grenfell Campus Art Gallery, Thursday, September 25, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Doug 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.

The 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.


Since 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.

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Photo credit:

Doug Guildford, Pretty Lady (bundled), ongoing (begun 2005), crocheted covered copper wire with hanging apparatus, 18’. Photo: courtesy of the artist.



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