Vancouver indigenous artist, Judy Chartrand, uses her art to give voice to her experience and observations of the indigenous experience in North America.
In an article contributed by noted writer, educator and artist, Amy Gogarty, we can see not only the art but also “hear” the passion underlying Chartrand’s works.
Judy’s titles can have a wicked wit that expose deeper actual pain. And yet she can then take joy in natures’ colours and forms as she incorporates images and styles of other indigenous cultures. She has also created architectural scale works that move her beyond the museum and collector orbits.
Harlan House today. From MUD, Hands, fire Exhibition, University of Manitoba. Photo: Mary Ann Steggles
Porcelain master, Harlan House, now has a page on studioceramicscanada.com .
The page will surprise many with the variety of styles and subjects Harlan has produced for almost 50 years. His detailed carving, appliqué and sprigging are familiar; however, there are other deeper messages, opinions and forms in his work throughout his career. His subjects range from the detailed life and beauty in his garden to frustration with the global economy and our “big box” life.
He is open in his thoughts, words and experience. His own website and blog are further testaments to his generosity.
I have added a page on Val David, Quebec, ceramic sculptor, muralist and potter, Alain-Marie Tremblay.
His work spans over fifty years and includes the functional through to sculpture, tiles, architectural facades, murals and portals. His media include stoneware, porcelain and bétonique, the clay/concrete medium he developed.
His work has also been extensively recognized, exhibited and collected internationally yet he stays true to Val David to create his works.
A new page on Gaspé, Quebec, artist, Enid Legros-Wise has been added to the website studioceramicscanada.com.
Enid’s extensive award winning career and forms of art are internationally recognized. Her explorations have taken her from almost miniature sizes to gallery-filling installations. She pioneered porcelain work in Quebec and has developed major, multi-media, ceramic-based exhibitions.
Stay tuned. More pages are in the works on artists such as Connie Pike, Stan and Jean Clarke, Luke Lindoe, Brendan Tang, Gaetan Beaudin and many others.