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“Studious” Exhibition at Harbourfront Centre

Last Friday was the opening of “Studious” at Harbourfront Centre. It was truly wonderful to see everyone’s work come together to form a cohesive and intriguing show. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to exhibit my work alongside artists in a wide array of media, all of whom push the boundaries of their discipline.

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Rachael Wong (left back wall); George Cho (front left); Marianne Burlew (front right).

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Lizz Aston (back wall); Marianne Burlew (front).

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Patrycja Zwierzynska (left wall); Amanda McCavour (back installation); George Cho (front).

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Amanda McCavour (back); George Cho (front).

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Jay Joo

 

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K. Claire MacDonald (front) Jay Joo (back)
Photo by Tom Bilenky

Check out more fabulous work by each other the artists in the show:

Lizz Aston, Marianne Burlew, George Cho, Jay Joo, Amanda McCavour, Rachael Wong, and Patrycja Zwierzynska.

Here are some detailed shots of my work:

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Encapsulated. Brass, paint. 2013.

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Little House. Copper, paint, 2013.

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Heartleaf. Copper, Paint. 2013.
Little House. Copper, Paint, 2013.

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Still There. Copper, paint, 2013.

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Wind and Water. Copper, brass, paint. 2013.

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Between Suns. Copper, brass, paint. 2014.

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Blissful Distance (view 1). Brass, paint, 2014.

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Blissful Distance (view 2)

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Ancestry. Brass, paint, 2014.

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Amid. Brass, paint, 2014.

“Studious” is up until April 6th, 2014. If you are in the Toronto are, stop by for a visit! : )

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Side-stepping Into New Territory

I have been without access to the studio for the past two months due to renovations, and have had to improvise a bit in attempt to work at home. I decided to take this as a challenge to explore and incorporate different processes that could allow me to sidestep the limitations of not having a torch. It has proven to be a great opportunity to switch things up, and move my work in a new direction. I am currently wrapped up in the beginnings of a new body of work that will be exhibited at the York Quay Gallery at Harbourfront Centre in January.

Recently, I have shifted focus from jewellery to small-scale sculpture, and have really been enjoying the freedom my explorations. My painting practice has taken on an important role in these new works, and the process as a whole has become more intuitive. My painting and metalsmithing practices seem to have formed a new unification that I am quite excited about.

Here are a couple sneak-peek shots of some works in progress. Stay tuned! : )

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Repeat, Repeat

I’ve been working on producing a small limited production of a recent earring design I came up with. I decided to fabricate each pair instead of using casting because the metal is thin, and easy to manipulate. Fabricating each pair enabled me to allow for a bit of variation between each pair. The basic design is the same for each pair, but the angles of the shapes vary slightly. If you are interested in a pair, you can contact me at kclairem@gmail.com, or stay tuned for the opening of my online shop! …

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I am also excited to be able to say that I have finally ended my painting hiatus! I got back to my easel this week, just started with something small, but at least it’s a start! : )

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I have beenĀ  gathering up ideas for some new pieces that will be made from this painting. After making my limited production earrings, I am looking forward to bringing my painting back in to some more elaborate, one-off pieces!

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