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DENNIS TOURBIN MEMBERS GALLERY

Beauty Rest

By 9 November 2013September 12th, 2019No Comments

BEAUTY REST
By Mori McCrae A.O.C.A
Opening Reception
Saturday 9 November 3pm
On display until Friday 22 November

Mori McCrae was born in Toronto in 1961. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art (Drawing and Paintiing- 1986)

For the last 23 years, she has lived and worked in the Niagara Region.   She is a founding member of the Jordan Art Gallery (2001), where she currently exhibits her work. The gallery actively promotes artists from the Niagara Region.

In 2011 she was awarded an artists residency at the renowned Cill Rialaig Artist Residency in Ireland where she expanded her practice to explore the limenal shift between language and image.

In August of this year she attended the Sim Residency in Iceland to explore this shift further.

“My recent work marks the shift from image to word and back again. It’s a kind of sideways drift like a car leaving the pavement, or a ball joint floating in a hip socket. It feels a little wobbly, uncomfortable, and even dangerous at times.

The idea of an edge leading inward also motivates me, our breath coming from the inside, breath on which words travel to the outside and the connection of the breath to the physical body, the flesh.”

Niagara Artists Centre is located on the ancestral lands of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples.

This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement