Balance Point: Twenty Years of Artistic Process
July 15 - August 28, 2016
Opening Reception July 14, 6 pm
Offering a look behind the curtain, this exhibition of Kate Church’s life drawings, printmaking, paintings and sculptures illustrates how she has kept her fine craft career vibrant, evolving and personally enriching. Her signature sculptural puppets illustrate the interconnectedness of these art forms which have informed and inspired her creative life as a “maker”.
Combining the line and form of sculpture with the playful animation of puppetry has been Kate Church's primary work for more than twenty years. Her first experience with puppetry came from working the renowned Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, an international children's puppetry company. During a quiet winter a friend and colleague proposed they all make art dolls. Enchanted from the first moment, this little figure still sits in her home studio in Mahone Bay, charming her to this day.