Interlopers (2018 | MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario)
JULY 5 – OCTOBER 28, 2018
Janice Laking Gallery and The Massie Family Sculpture Courtyard
Curator: Renée van der Avoird
From the MacLaren Art Centre:
The Interlopers combines recent bronze and porcelain sculptures with photographic works by celebrated regional artist Mary Anne Barkhouse. Continuing her investigation into animal-human dynamics, Barkhouse juxtaposes expertly rendered coyotes, hares, lynx and other faunae with Victorian-style furniture and accoutrements. Often considered intruders, these adaptive species are increasingly found in urban environments, a forced coexistence that raises questions of place and belonging. Here, the term interlopers refers not only to these roaming creatures, but also to the humans who encroach on their space and resources.
More information on the MacLaren Art Centre website.
Exhibition publication, with essays by Tanya Lukin Linklater and Corinna Ghaznavi, available for download here.
(IMAGES: Courtesy of MacLaren Art Gallery | Mary Anne Barkhouse)