Cabinet of Curiosities
December 8 – February 2, 2023
Artists: Troy Abbott, Tony Angell, Susan Brearey, James Burnes, Isabelle Du Toit, Carlos Estevez, Steve Kestrel, Elizabeth Wadleigh Leary, Patricia Beggins Magers, Chris Maynard, Gwynn Murrill, Peregrine O’Gormley, Les Perhacs and R.E.C. Thompson
Our upcoming winter exhibition, Cabinet of Curiosities, features a collection of little gems from a selection of gallery artists. The diversity of artworks prompts the viewer to reflect upon oddities and small wonders found in the natural world. The individual works express one story, but displayed together, a more mysterious universe is imagined, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy.
Early Renaissance cabinets were proudly put on display by wealthy collectors as a means of illustrating their understanding and command of the world around them, often fabricating or exaggerating their own adventures. Our exhibition takes a playful poke at that notion as we try to understand and catalogue the enigmatic world in which we live.