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180 Shaw Street, Suite 104-105, Toronto ON M6J 2W5
Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 12-6, Sat & Sun 11-5. Closed Mondays and statutory holidays. Wheelchair accessible.
admission: FREE.
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EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS ... more
EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS –
Jun 22-Aug 20, 2017 | Summer opening reception Thur 22 Jun, 6-9pm:
Mary Anne Barkhouse: Le Rêve aux Loups.
Guest curator: Jennifer Rudder ... more
Mary Anne Barkhouse: Le Rêve aux Loups.
Guest curator: Jennifer Rudder.

In her first solo exhibition in Toronto, Mary Anne Barkhouse invokes the animal inhabitants of the land in artworks that reveal the transitory nature of empire, highlighting both the triumphs and betrayals that delineate history north of the 49th parallel. Comprising a series of new and recent sculptures and drawings, Le Rêve aux Loups reflects on our skewed experience of nature as a resource for human needs, rather than an ecosystem with its own intrinsic value.

Deeply engaged with environmental and Indigenous issues, Barkhouse's artistic practice foregrounds a visual iconography where animals play a central role. She situates her work between the two worlds of the human and the natural, employing the beaver, raven, wolf and coyote as symbols of the ability to adapt and persist, regenerate and repair throughout endless incursions into their environs.

Descended from a family of traditional Northwest Coast carvers, Barkhouse's proficient handling of sculptural materials such as wood, bronze, porcelain, metal and glass, bring both a refined sensibility and a solemn tone to her deceptively playful installations. These elegant artworks offer a quiet beauty while revealing the difficult struggle over territory that continues amongst humans, animals and the environment.
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DIGITAL PROGRAMMING –
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