Project Room, Union Gallery
windsock, cubism and Kingston
14 September - 23 October, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 6:30pm
Reception to follow
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Lynne Wynick’s windsock, cubism and Kingston offers another interpretation of scale and location through small photo-based works, multiples, and collages.
Two Ontario, architectural landmarks are central to the new work; the RC Harris Filtration Plant in Toronto and the Martello, Murney Tower in Kingston, Ontario. Reference to the the Union Gallery, Project Room’s rectangular space is apparent throughout this work.
For rc harris windsock, a simple orange windsock on the roof of the monumental RC Harris water filtration plant in the east end of Toronto is the subject. Through the studio process, drawing, models and photographs of model installations, a reference to Cubism is revealed and embraced.
The quiet allusion to cubism and the early 1900’s continues in the Martello work. An image found on the web of the Murney Tower around the same time period, provides the subject.
As is customary to Wynick’s studio practice, the constant in all these works is the sequential, the back and forth, the ricochet of ideas. References to the practice of artists are discovered en route.
The work draws the viewer in to reconsider location and context, use of materials, studio process and scale.
Wynick is a Toronto-based artist. Her work is represented in a number of private, corporate and public gallery collections in Canada and the U.S. Her multiples are represented by Art Metropole, Toronto. She is co-founder and co-director of the Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto