PASTORAL CONCERT by Holly Wheatcroft
June 6th – 27th 2013
June 13th 7:30 -10 pm: Reception
June 13th 8pm: Storytelling
Graven Feather is proud to present Pastoral Concert, a solo exhibition by artist Holly Wheatcroft. Please join us Thursday June 13th between 7:30 and 10pm to celebrate this gorgeous new collection of work, and listen to sweet tales by Toronto’s finest storytellers.
Colourful, full of fun and personal moments, Wheatcroft’s beautifully crafted sculptures make us want to participate in her vision of life. Her subject, The Pastoral Concert, is in its essence a poetic way to describe a country picnic. She writes ” The pastoral concert is a reflection of a state of mind where arcadian harmony and balance is expressed through the visible and invisible, such as reality and imagination.” In her most recent body of work, the artist discusses how the themes of wonder, memory, desire and the power of the unexpected help transcend boundaries in the search for new levels of awareness.
In addition to the art, Holly Wheatcroft and host Arianne Shaffer have collaborated on a presentation of storytelling the night of her reception on June 13th at 8pm, with Toronto tellers Stephen Sloot, Simon Borer, and Megan Griffith-Greene who will regale gallery goers with true tales of hidden treasures. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Currently up through the month of June, Wheatcroft’s wondrously crafted wooden sculptures invite us to contemplate the idea of the Pastoral Concertand it’s potential to bring us into a world of peace and pleasure.
Holly Wheatcroft studied art history at the University of Toronto. Primarily working in sculpture, her work ranges from large-scale public kinetic installations to tactile intimate pieces. The artist currently lives and works in Toronto, teaches at OCAD University, and serves on the Toronto Public Art Commission as well as various artist collectives. For more information please see the Graven Feather website at www.gravenfeather.ca, or the artist’s site at http://www.jhwheatcroft.com/ .