Reclamations is a group exhibition exploring the theme of reclaiming with artwork by Lenny Gallant, Renee Laprise, Jane Whitten at The Gallery @ The Guild in Charlottetown in October.
Renée Laprise has been painting for three decades but it wasn’t until recently that she found her voice. Her newest work uses a bold and colourful style to reference her Métis heritage and art history background in order to tell her life stories in an allegorical.
For the past twenty plus years Jane Whitten has been an experimental basket maker, knitter, crocheter, stitcher and general tinkerer. She gathers urban flotsam and jetsam and explore ways of reusing these materials to create forms and vessels. Underlying the experimentation with materials, techniques and structures, is her passion and concern for the environment. Reconnecting with the ocean environment and reconfirming her understanding of its fragility has been a powerful experience, according to Whitten, and one that has inspired the creation of this body of work.
Lenny Gallant is a self-taught artist working with discarded or waste wood and other materials in a playful, organic process of flow and magic to create beautiful and functional works of art, furniture, and jewelry under his company, birdmouse.
Opening reception at The Guild on October 2 from 7-9 pm.