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September 2016

Kelly Cade fall ● stream ● wake

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September 10th – October 2nd, 2016

Reception – September 10th, 3 – 6 PM


Loop Gallery is pleased to announce fall stream wake, a new exhibition of works by Kelly Cade

Cade’s work explores the visceral subtext of our experience in the context of our relationship with the natural world. Her artistic process involves locating and articulating the texture of intuitive space. The abstracted photographs in fall stream wake represent a mapping of water dreams, a continuing exploration of the essential feel of subliminal impressions.

These ‘water’ dreams are inverted, unanchored, and unbound streams without a point of reference and with elements yet to be defined. They are at times expansive, other times contained. Cade immerses herself in these fluid spaces, which feel earthy, mossy, heavy, milky, clear, light– as a way of examining more closely the fabric of our experience without assigning or searching for meaning.

Kelly Cade is a visual artist working in a range of media, from painting and photography to installations. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and has exhibited in both solo and group shows. Her work can be found in private and public collections throughout Canada, the United States and the U.K. Cade is currently a member of loop gallery in Toronto.

Candida Girling Shifting Landscapes

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September 10th – October 2nd, 2016

Reception:  September 10th, 3 – 6 PMGirling

Loop Gallery is pleased to announce Shifting Landscapes, a new exhibition of works by Candida Girling.

For the past several years, issues concerning the environment have been central to Girling’s work. Girling has explored the potential of enabling public space as a site for interactive installations such as musical benches and hydroponic, portable sculptural walls. She sees the potential of using art as a means of converting dead space into lively space, to be used for gathering and dreaming. In this latest exhibition at Loop Gallery, Girling demonstrates her love of drawing in a mixed media installation comprised of ink drawings, etchings in wood, and laser cut sculpture that examine the notion of the contemporary landscape. Girling suggests that the landscape of the natural world also includes the works, quandaries and the crises of humanity. Though we may wish to escape to the bucolic, the world is—as Wordsworth has said—too much with us. Candida Girling was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a Canadian citizen and resident of Toronto, Ontario. Girling studied art at York University in Toronto, and at Edinburgh University / Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland, and studied Industrial Design at Ontario College of Art and Design and at the Royal Danish Academy of Architecture in Copenhagen, where she worked for Pelikan Design and the Danish Design Council. Girling received her MFA at SUNY University at Buffalo in Visual Studies/ Emerging Practice. Girling is a founding member of loop gallery and has been exhibiting her work since 2000. Recent exhibitions include: Art Fashion Show at Gallery 1313, Interactive Installations for Nuit Blanche, the Anderson Gallery in Buffalo, and Loop Gallery in Toronto. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and abroad, including Germany, England, Scotland United States, and Denmark. Girling also teaches at Sheridan College and at Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto.