March 3-14, 2010
The Humber River flows near Susan Lukachko’s home in Toronto, Ontario. She often walks its banks and is deeply impressed with the seasonal changes along the river and in the river valley. During times of thaw in the winter and spring, dense bushes growing along the banks are often uprooted and smashed together. The ice creates dense bales of twigs, roots, water weeds, and urban debris from upstream. These bundles are pushed up against the valley wall by the force of rising waters and ice. Witnessing this is both immediate and visceral. The works in this show — graphite drawings on mylar and oil on both mylar and canvas— are the result of this experience.