Sometimes art is simply play and fun. And I had plenty of both trying to decipher Carol Howard Donati’s “remarks” at the Trinity Art Gallery. Her exhibition Remark is a collection of wall-hangings made of reclaimed fabric, plastic packaging and other household remnants, and bits of nature for balance. But, as is the case with modern art, it took determination to get to the fun part.
Not a fan of boxing, I almost skipped Lisa Creskey’s exhibition Match at the Art-Image gallery in Gatineau, on view until October 23. Luckily, the large scale figures of boxers in the show’s promotional photos piqued my curiosity, and soon I was reminded not to judge an exhibition by its theme alone…
Why art? Simple. For those moments of instant connection. When you walk into a room and there it is. That one piece. The It. Staring at you. Calling you. Pulling you closer. As if created just for you. Everything else becomes a blur because you have eyes only for It.
In “How Art Transformed A Remote Japanese Island” writer Ina Jaffe shows how an art gallery brought a new life to a community in decline.