Swedish Plate, rug by Emily Shaw [submitted]

Crossing Paths

Works by Bre Darlison, Emily Shaw and Sarah Noonan

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This town is small presents Crossing Paths, an exhibition featuring work from three recent fine arts graduates from Mount Allison University: Bre Darlison (2020), Emily Shaw (2021), and Sarah Noonan (2019). 

Bre Darlison’s Cleaning Out My Closet showcases a series of pieces that longed for life outside their studio. Emily Shaw’s work, Food For Thought,  depicts a playful interpretation of her usual order from Receiver—a Swedish Breakfast plate with black coffee in the form of two rugs. Sarah Noonan’s Summer Sleeper is a series of artworks that represent the inertia of summer as a time to rest and wonder.

Darlison is a non-binary, queer interdisciplinary artist living in PEI. Their practice focuses on relaying collected queer stories and experiences into displays of fantastical realities in order to absorb the underlying lessons of a person’s life.

Shaw is an artist, writer, and humorist from Stratford, PEI. Her transdisciplinary arts practice is primarily conceptual, borrowing from improvisational methodologies such as suggestion, spontaneity and performance.

Noonan is a young Canadian artist from PEI. Her artwork combines elements of the handmade with hand-sewn, mixed media sculptures, paintings, and drawings. Through indiscriminate uses of craft and textile materials, her dreamlike objects have an unrefined durability and softness to them. The ragged cuteness of her artwork is intended to show unusual depth and lightheartedness. 

Crossing Paths is currently on view at Receiver Coffee on Victoria Row in Charlottetown until September 6.