The exhibition will run from May 1 to 30, 2013 in the Rainbow Gallery (inside the Rainbow Ceinema) in Market Square, North St Lawrence Market, 80 front St E., Toronto ON Open daily including Sundays from 12:30pm to midnight.
This exhibition was made possible by a generous grant from the Ontario Arts Council
Many thanks to “Art for all Canada” and the Rainbow Cinema for offering a venue and giving so much help and support. We were delighted to take advantage of one of the few public art spaces left in Toronto. We encourage other artists to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.
But mostly a hearty thanks to all those enamellists who often work in isolation without acknowledgement and support who sent us their best work. We were so touched as we opened each of your beautiful works of art, and saw all the love and skill that went into them. We did this for you. We hope this will be the first of many more and will mark a resurgence of interest in and appreciation of the ancient art of enamelling.
Published on May 4, 2013
40 works by 32 Canadian Enamellists. This was the culmination of a lot of work! When I first heard about the Toronto International Jewellery Festival my thought was "We MUST have an enamelling exhibit as part of this!". So I asked Gabrielle S. Castonguay, a Montreal enamellist, and David Hustler, past president of Enamel Arts Canada. They both agreed - and we had a team! We are very proud and pleased to present this exhibition of some of the finest enamellists from across Canada. We hope you will go and visit in person May 1 - 30, 2013 at the Rainbow Cinema Gallery in Market Square, North St Lawrence Market, Toronto, ON"
written by Catheirne Crowe
Support provided by the Saskatchewan Arts Board.
Represented by Mata Gallery.
2010 Basse Taille – Jewellery and Paintings, Art Gallery of Regina Showcase, Regina, SK.
Title: Basse Taille
Basse-taille is an enamelling technique in which I create a low-relief pattern on copper using the etching process, a translucent enamel is then applied to the metal, allowing light to reflect from the relief and creating an interesting effect.
My objective is to explore and develop this technique, working with copper, enamel, sterling silver and gemstones to arrive at jewellery forms and small objects that elicit visual stimulus and tactile qualities.
My jewellery is born through a diligent creative process of vision, design rendering, and then using my metalsmithing skills to form and manipulate the materials into my desired intension. My objective is to create intimate objects that offer a compelling reason for others to enter into the investigative realm. The scale of the jewellery is well suited for this pursuit, allowing me to build precious forms to draw one near, engendering intimate interactions.
The exquisiteness of these objects influence and inspire me to experiment with their qualities further. I am then inspired to paint these wonderful forms, giving them a dynamic two-dimensional perspective on a much larger scale, thereby challenging what is art and what is craft, and connecting functional and non-functional art.
*I would like to thank the Saskatchewan Arts Board for providing me with assistance in the development of this body of work.