Exhibition

Inside Out

May 22 to June 11 2019

CO Space

Toronto, Ontario

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An exhibition exploring re entry into community through collaborative art making, exposing who we are.

by Tanya Lyons

In collaboration with Jennifer Bennett Pond, Amber Flokstra-Radema, Joyce Burkholder, Diana MacAuley, Abigail Clapper, Anya Gansterer, Lesley MacDonald , Mary Crnkovich, Trish Stott, Jessica Poff, Rebecca Murray-Swick, Linda Archibald, Tamara Schimansky, Andy Trull, Katherine Blomquist, Scott Pond, Tao Organ, Sigrid Geddes, Gwen Stewart, Anna MacDonald, Megan Spencer, Steven Martyn, Rri Povey, Patricia Thurston, Ritsuko Honda, Nadine Raine, Julia Raine, Ellen Wyss, Lilly Calverley, Lucas Rosandic, Sebastian Hudder and Emmara Lyons Grodet

I have been working on this exhibition for over two years, dreaming, drawing, mentoring, making and trying hard to make more and more with others. Four and a half years ago I moved back to my home town community in the Ottawa Valley, a diverse community, made up of the Algonquin Nation, early settlers and back to the landers. Returning to this community has been an interesting transition back to something so familiar yet so distant at the same time, eye opening and enlightening.

This exhibition reflects on transitions, exploring the idea of opening yourself up and exposing the truth, revealing and lifting the layers that can cover a community, baring who we are and celebrating what we have to share.

The beaded dress in this exhibition is titled “We Bleed”, It celebrates women and the monthly cycles we share. For this piece I invited women to my studio to make red glass beads and sew them onto a wearable dress together. It was an inspiring time of meeting, sharing, learning and growing together.

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“Gown To Escape Madness” Flame worked glass, birch bark,  176 h x 92 w x 67 d cm 2019

“Gown To Escape Madness”
Flame worked glass, birch bark,
176 h x 92 w x 67 d cm
2019

“Release & Let Go” Hot worked glass & Suit case 2019

“Release & Let Go”
Hot worked glass & Suit case
2019

“We Bleed” Flame worked glass, vintage curtains & stainless steal 2019 For over a year I invited women to my studio to make red or clear glass beads depending on if they were still bleeding or not. Then we gathered in my studio to sew the beads onto a wearable dress. This piece celebrates the rhythmic cycle of bleeding, part of the process to make life. Reflecting on what women endure month after month showing the power and strength it takes to create life and survive. As well as celebrating the woman the woman who transcends to or the women who transcend to or the women that transcend? that transcend to the light, supporting, guiding the way.  Made in collaboration with Jennifer Bennett Pond, Amber Flokstra-Radema, Joyce Burkholder, Diana MacAuley, Abigail Clapper, Anya Gansterer, Lesley MacDonald, Mary Crnkovich, Trish Stott, Jessica Poff, Rebecca Murray-Swick, Linda Archibald, Tamara Schimansky, Ritsuko Honda, Sigrid Geddes, Megan Spencer, Nadine Raine, Julia Raine, Ellen Wyss, Lilly Calverley, Rri Povey and Patricia Thurston.

“We Bleed”
Flame worked glass, vintage curtains & stainless steal
2019
For over a year I invited women to my studio to make red or clear glass beads depending on if they were still bleeding or not. Then we gathered in my studio to sew the beads onto a wearable dress. This piece celebrates the rhythmic cycle of bleeding, part of the process to make life. Reflecting on what women endure month after month showing the power and strength it takes to create life and survive. As well as celebrating the woman the woman who transcends to or the women who transcend to or the women that transcend? that transcend to the light, supporting, guiding the way.

Made in collaboration with Jennifer Bennett Pond, Amber Flokstra-Radema, Joyce Burkholder, Diana MacAuley, Abigail Clapper, Anya Gansterer, Lesley MacDonald, Mary Crnkovich, Trish Stott, Jessica Poff, Rebecca Murray-Swick, Linda Archibald, Tamara Schimansky, Ritsuko Honda, Sigrid Geddes, Megan Spencer, Nadine Raine, Julia Raine, Ellen Wyss, Lilly Calverley, Rri Povey and Patricia Thurston.

“Remaking” Flame worked & blown glass, brass mesh, natural and found object. 148 h x 148 w x 23 d cm including stick 2019

“Remaking”
Flame worked & blown glass, brass mesh, natural and found object.
148 h x 148 w x 23 d cm including stick
2019

“Together We Grow - Earth & Fire” Flame worked glass, handmade wooden beads, shells 2019 Wooden beads by Lucas Rosandic a young maker with the business Malu Woodworks

“Together We Grow - Earth & Fire”
Flame worked glass, handmade wooden beads, shells
2019
Wooden beads by Lucas Rosandic a young maker with the business Malu Woodworks

"Futile Trap", "Bling Trap" and “Healing Branches”

"Futile Trap", "Bling Trap" and “Healing Branches”

“Table of Tales” Table, natural & found objects 122 h x 102 w x 137 l cm 2019 Made in collaboration with Andy Trull, Katherine Blomquist, Jennifer Bennett Pond, Scott Pond, Tao Organ, Anya Gansterer, Sigrid Geddes, Gwen Stewart, Anna MacDonald, Megan Spencer, Steven Martyn and Emmara Lyons Grodet.  For this piece I hosted three gatherings around the table. The first and the last were full multi-course meals that I made and served. During this time we shared stories, discussed the table and reflected on the memories and feelings it held or evoked.  Table donated by Robbie Sea Van Vlaenderen

“Table of Tales”
Table, natural & found objects
122 h x 102 w x 137 l cm
2019
Made in collaboration with Andy Trull, Katherine Blomquist, Jennifer Bennett Pond, Scott Pond, Tao Organ, Anya Gansterer, Sigrid Geddes, Gwen Stewart, Anna MacDonald, Megan Spencer, Steven Martyn and Emmara Lyons Grodet.

For this piece I hosted three gatherings around the table. The first and the last were full multi-course meals that I made and served. During this time we shared stories, discussed the table and reflected on the memories and feelings it held or evoked.
Table donated by Robbie Sea Van Vlaenderen


Coming Home......to the enchanted land.

September 9th to October 30th 2016

The Railway Station

Barry's Bay, Canada

Upstairs Gallery

Upstairs Gallery

 

In February it will be 44 years since I was born in Barry's Bay, during a snow storm and with and unexpected twin sister. Thanks to Mario Langlois we were not born in the drive way of Mimosa.           

                                                                   
On September 9th my solo exhibition opened in Barry's Bay reflecting my life so far as a glass artist and the inspiration these magical hills have given me.


This exhibition will span both the upper and lower galleries. The lower gallery will show a selection of work that I have produced, reflecting my path as a glass artist for the past 20 years. The upper gallery will feature new work that explores, reflects on and is inspired by this enchanted land that I have returned to.

Finding Love Flame worked glass, metal & leather jacket 110 h x 180 w x 40 d cm (approx. overall dimension) 2016

Finding Love
Flame worked glass, metal & leather jacket
110 h x 180 w x 40 d cm (approx. overall dimension)
2016

Finding Love - detail

Finding Love - detail

Shelter from the Storm Flame worked glass, birch bark, stainless steel 147 h x 30 w x 30 d cm 2016

Shelter from the Storm
Flame worked glass, birch bark, stainless steel
147 h x 30 w x 30 d cm
2016

Shelter from the Storm - detail

Shelter from the Storm - detail

Gathered Memories 1 flame worked glass, grass, lace, cedar, copper 9 h x 13 l x 8 d cm 2016

Gathered Memories 1
flame worked glass, grass, lace, cedar, copper
9 h x 13 l x 8 d cm
2016

Gathered Memories 2 flame worked glass, grass, mullein, pearly everlasting, bull rush, wild clematis, cotton, copper 14 h x 16 l x 15 d cm 2016

Gathered Memories 2
flame worked glass, grass, mullein, pearly everlasting, bull rush, wild clematis, cotton, copper
14 h x 16 l x 15 d cm
2016

Home Hot worked glass & stone 13 h x 7 w x 7 d cm 2016

Home
Hot worked glass & stone
13 h x 7 w x 7 d cm
2016

Coming Home Hot worked and Flame worked Glass hanging installation of various sizes butterflies 2016

Coming Home
Hot worked and Flame worked Glass
hanging installation of various sizes butterflies
2016

Dreaming 3 Hot worked & Flame worked glass, cedar, buttons 40 h x 130 w x 12 d cm 2016

Dreaming 3
Hot worked & Flame worked glass, cedar, buttons
40 h x 130 w x 12 d cm
2016

Healing Forest detail

Healing Forest detail

Healing Forest detail

Healing Forest detail

Healing Forest detail

Healing Forest detail

Survive Flame worked glass & wood 2016

Survive
Flame worked glass & wood
2016

Forest Light Flame worked glass, copper and wood 2016 made w/ Tao Organ

Forest Light
Flame worked glass, copper and wood
2016
made w/ Tao Organ

Downstairs Gallery

Downstairs Gallery


All pieces are available through the Railways Station www.southof60.com

until October 30th 2016