Daily Breath | Phyllis Gordon

The artist will be present on Sundays, April 24th, May 1st, and May 8th

Artist Statement:

The drawings in this exhibition were done during the two years I was isolated and indoors due to Covid-19.  The exhibit includes three series of work.  The earliest are the houseplant drawings, bringing my plein air practice indoors. These were a welcome sign that my health was returning after my early bout with Covid. The tulip drawings followed. The Tulip Story is a personal and public metaphor about the Covid experience.

The lichen drawings are the beginning of a new investigation inspired by my reading during recent months. Lichens are ubiquitous, ancient and a significant challenge to the Western classification paradigm of the natural world. A union of differences, they exemplify complexity, collaboration, symbiosis, and the absence of binary hierarchies. And, lichens are marvellously intricate and beautiful.

Lichen Drawings

Tulip Drawings

Artist Bio:

Phyllis Gordon is a member of Propeller Art Gallery, Open Studio Centre for Printmaking and Print London. She holds a B.A., McGill University (1967), a Bac. d’enseignement dans les arts plastiques, UQAM (1973), an LLB, York University (1977), and a Fine Arts Graduate Certificate, Fleming College, Haliburton (2014).

Her work has been shown in solo, two-person and group exhibitions in Ontario, including Visual Arts Mississauga, Satellite Project Space (London), Artworks Oakville, the Women Artists’ Association of Canada, Propeller Art Gallery, and John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto. Her work is included in several private collections.

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