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windsock, cubism, and Kingston
Lynne Wynick
14 September - 23 October, 2010
Artist talk: Thursday, October 21, 6:30pm, Reception to follow

Windsock Sculpture
r.c. harris windsock foiled, mixed media, 2010

Lynne Wynick’s exhibition, windsock, cubism and Kingston, offers an interpretation of scale and location through photo-based works, multiples, and collages. Two Ontario, architectural landmarks are central to the new work; the RC Harris Filtration Plant in Toronto and the Martello, Murney Tower in Kingston, Ontario. Reference to the Union Gallery, Project Room’s rectangular space is apparent throughout this work.

For the rc harris windsock work, a windsock on the roof of the RC Harris water filtration plant in the east end of Toronto is the subject. Through the studio process, made evident in the exhibition's installation, a reference to Cubism is revealed and embraced.

The quiet allusion to cubism and the early 1900’s continues in the Kingston, Martello work. An archival image of the Murney Tower, found on the web, provides the subject from which the work evolves.

As is customary in Wynick’s studio practice, the constant in all these works is the sequential, the back and forth, the ricochet of ideas. References to the practice of artists are discovered en route. The work draws the viewer in to reconsider location, studio process, the use of materials and scale.

Wynick is a Toronto-based artist. Her work is represented in a number of private, corporate and public gallery collections in Canada and the U.S. Her multiples are represented by Art Metropole, Toronto. She is co-founder and co-director of the Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto.