Bind Art Show at Special Projects Gallery
D'Andrea Bowie, Rachael Grad, Corynn Kokolakis
My next art exhibition will be at Special Projects Gallery, Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, York University, 86 Fine Arts Rd, North York, ON M3J 1P3. I will have art on view with two artist mother friends, Corynn and D'Andrea. My largest ever painting will be on view. It's over 21' feet long!
Special Projects Gallery Hours: Mon Feb 6.- Fri Feb 10, 10am-4pm
Opening Art Reception: Wednesday Feb 8, 1-3 pm
BIND: Works by D'Andrea Bowie, Rachael Grad and Corynn KokolakisTethered through the emplacement and material conditions of their making, three artists explore the inherent connections and conflicts between art and life. Produced by mothers always in relation to multiple others (human and non-human) the works in this exhibition speak to the entanglements and constant negotiation required to “be with” everchanging place, materials, small humans, and the creative self. Themes of collaboration, holding, shaping, watching, and waiting are addressed with a similar focus on the material qualities of each artist's chosen medium, drawing a line toward embodiment. In this sense artistic labour might mimic maternal labour, but as writer Eula Biss notes: "Mothers are more families than just workers, and that is the bind. We are lashed to this institution by our own attachments and desires" (xviii). It is those varied attachments and individual desires that permeate through the works included in Bind.
Rich, Adrienne, et al. Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution. W. W. Norton & Company, 2021.