December 10 – 23, 2010
- Dan Bazuin
- Lou Anne Bazuin-Sybenga,
- Nicole Bazuin
- Sean MacPherson
About the Artists
Dan Bazuin is an artist, writer, activist, and filmmaker. He was co-owner of This Ain’t the Rosedale Library bookstore, a contributing editor at One Hour Empire magazine and his films and art have won awards in Canada and the U.S. This exhibition will represent examples of his work in various mediums, some of them unique.
Lou Anne Bazuin-Sybenga is an artist who uses the traditional craft medium of rug hooking to express her personal vision. Over the years, the hooked rug has been lifted from underfoot to hang proudly on the wall, yet rug-hooking has ossified into a craft with strict rules for generating authenticity. While adhering to the rigours of the form, Lou Anne’s content reflects a wry self-knowledge about her role in the hooked rug tradition and an exuberant claim for the inclusion of her work into a broader art context.
Nicole Bazuin presents a series of imaginative, theatrical paintings depicting the female form. Her women are self-possessed, provocative, and at times ethereal. Recalling vintage costume and set designs, she combines natural and artificial elements to explore the performance of femininity. A Toronto-based filmmaker and visual artist, Nicole’s short films have screened across Canada and the United States. She is a graduate of Ryerson University’s film program and a recipient of the Universal Studios scholarship and the HSBC filmmaker’s award.
Sean Robert MacPherson uses pattern and watercolours to construct visual biographies of inanimate objects. Focusing on antique furniture infused with the histories of their owners, he reconfigures historical notions of the house and Victorian visions of comfort. A filmmaker and production designer, Sean’s two-dimensional realities mimic the tableau aesthetic of film and theatrical sets. His work is represented by the Jonathon Gallery in London Ontario.