Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Kitchener, ON

Curatorial Text by Christian Bernard Singer:

In her new exhibition of sculptures and installations, Awestruck Calendar of Ecology,Julie Oakes suggests a planetary future of cataclysmic storms leaving “a wounding devastation that is both natural and man-made.” Yet, as in all of her work, there is great beauty – even in catastrophe and death. Through her carefully staged scenes of anthropomorphic animal subjects within an idealized natural world, Oakes continues to explore themes of spirituality found in nature while addressing ecological concerns about the sustainability of the planet.


September 20, 2015 – January 3, 2016