August 14 – 25, 2019
The Veiled Reflections exhibit is founded on the premise that an initial judgement of status and worth is created within a fraction of a second. It is only with the investment of time and deeper examination do we see what lies beneath the surface. The use of the dark glass background provides a faint reflection of the observer transforming their role of bystander to that of active participant and forms a connection that expands the narrative.
Lauri Maitland is an Eastern Ontario based, kiln- formed glass artist. Glass has a beauty all its own, it’s a perfect example of the battle between strength and fragility. The mixed medium of glass and enamel fuses painting with layers of glass that blend not only the sentiment of the painting but the light and depth that are inherent in the glass itself. Starting out as a portrait artist in graphite and charcoal, the glass and enamel medium was an exciting challenge. Lauri’s work is based on simple subjects that examine the bond between people and their surroundings- using the natural attributes of the glass to enhance and elevate it. The collection of works is the result of interpreting experiences and feelings in a way that shows the positive and beautiful attributes of human relationships.