April 16th, 2015 | 2 Comments »

I’ve got exciting news to share, so make sure you’re sitting down while reading this. Ready?

This summer I’m going to be spending lots of time at art school, just not as a student. I’ve been chosen as the Artist in Residence for the summer term of The Leeway at Emily Carr University.

This means I get a studio that is located away from my home (for the first time ever), and I have access to the space and all sorts of wonderful resources for four whole months!!!! I’ll be working on a big new project and getting to do community outreach events from The Leeway, including a talk, an open studio, and maybe even a workshop.

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I’ll be sharing what I’m up to in the studio here on my blog as usual, and also over on The Leeway blog.

The residency begins on May 1st and ends August 31st. I can’t wait to get started!

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April 15th, 2015 | No Comments »

The gallery in Nova Scotia sent me photos of the exhibition, Patterns of Space, that just opened last week. These are mostly photos of my work in the show, and you can view more photos of Catherine Thompson’s work on my Flickr account.

Patterns of Space exhibition photos
Patterns of Space exhibition photos

Patterns of Space exhibition photos
Patterns of Space exhibition photos

Patterns of Space exhibition photos
Patterns of Space exhibition photos

Patterns of Space exhibition photos
Patterns of Space exhibition photos

Patterns of Space exhibition photos

Patterns of Space exhibition photos
Patterns of Space exhibition photos

Patterns of Space continues until May 24th, 2015 at Mary E. Black Gallery in Halifax, NS.

April 13th, 2015 | No Comments »

San Francisco artist, Peter Combe, has a show at Back Gallery Project for the next few weeks. I attended the opening last Thursday and was completely mesmerized by the work.

He creates a mix of portraits and abstract work from hundreds of small circles punched from colourful paint chips, which are placed at an angle to the surface of the piece. The pieces look completely different depending on the angle you view it from, and the colours and tones shift. They are fascinating to look at, and each viewer moves around in front of the work.

Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project
Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project

Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project

The portraits are subtle and the full effect doesn’t come across in photos as it does in person.

Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project
Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project
Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project

Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project
Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project

The show continues until May 9th at Back Gallery Project, so don’t miss it.