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.
Neera Huckvale created not just thoughtful, meaningful and moving pieces of art but an experience that affected me deeply and continues to haunt me, in a good way.
Sometimes I like something SO much, I just CAN’T stop talking about it. Janie Julien-Fort’s photographic exhibition Révélations anticipées (Early Revelations), at Voix Visuelle gallery in Vanier, is my most recent “something”.
Not knowing anything about the painter or her work, I decided to set my expectations aside and spend the next 30 minutes getting familiar with the painting through slow looking, a technique I first heard about at an Ottawa Art Gallery writing workshop and later read about in Peter Clothier’s book Slow Looking: The Art of Looking at Art.