February 26 – April 2, 2021

Featuring

George Boileau
Jim Hake
Joan Kaufman
Peggy Taylor-Reid

Resounding with the Echoes
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Lonsdale Gallery is proud to present Resounding within the Echoes, a dynamic interdisciplinary exhibition featuring photography and sculpture exploring memory and the passage of time. The work assembled investigate the relationships between identity, history, and the environment. George Boileau’s bronze sculptures and Joan Kaufman’s pastel and charcoal drawings investigate the impact of our surrounding environment – natural and built – on the human psyche and identity. Jim Hake’s mixed media wall sculpture and Peggy Taylor-Reid’s constructed photographs, take a more intimate approach, seeking to connect the past with the present to achieve a form of catharsis and healing.

JIM HAKE

Resounding with the Echoes
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Jim Hake’s latest large-scale mixed media sculpture Infinite Rainbow is a poetic meditation on memory and family. The arrangement is rhythmic, guiding the viewer through an undulating timeline of recollections. Hake combines images and text from his personal archives, overlaid onto a curved ceramic form that wraps and snakes around like a circuit. The shape of wall installation, as a whole, is reminiscent of an open body of water – a pool of memories with images emerging and flowing together. The images embody nostalgia – reflections of fleeting moments. Hake’s Infinite Rainbow is a metaphor for our fluctuating state of mind, where happiness and pain are but different moments in the cycle of our existence.

Jim Hake 
Infinite Rainbow – Greyscale
2020
mixed media ceramic sculpture
approx. 57 x 80 x 2.5 inches
$12,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Hake, Infinite Rainbow – Greyscale, 2020
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PEGGY TAYLOR-REID

Peggy Taylor-Reid
Architecture of Self
2019-2020
image transfer and mixed media on Washi paper
unique print
33 x 17 inches (framed)
$1,200

Peggy Taylor-Reid
Hints of Disappearance 2
2020
image transfer and mixed media on Washi paper
unique print
33 x 17 inches (framed)
$1,200

Resounding with the Echoes
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Peggy Taylor-Reid
Botanical Reverie
2020
image transfer and mixed media on Washi paper
unique print
33 x 17 inches (framed)
$1,200

Peggy Taylor-Reid’s provocative constructed photographs from her series Body of One combines self-portraits with anatomical illustrations and botanical elements. Taylor-Reid’s multimedia photographs evoke the fine ornate arrangements of illuminated manuscripts. The artist builds her multi-layered works using image transfer techniques and the physical act of layering and collage. The resulting effect produces rich scenes that delve into the human psyche. The series is continuation of Taylor Reid’s sustained artistic investigation of the passage of time and states of change. The artist’s use of self-portraiture, combined with her material intervention onto the photographs, coalesce to express a sense of strength, fragility and impermanence.

Resounding with the Echoes
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Peggy Taylor-Reid
Navigation
2020
image transfer and mixed media on Washi paper
unique print
33 x 17 inches (framed)
$1,200

Peggy Taylor-Reid
Shifting Perspectives
2020
image transfer and mixed media on Washi paper
unique print
33 x 17 inches (framed)
$1,200

GEORGE BOILEAU

Resounding with the Echoes
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George Boileau’s draws on symbolism and mythology to create visually arresting sculptures that are bold, yet deeply introspective. The artist uses reoccurring motifs of a singular anonymous solitary figure, frequently depicted confined within, or standing outside of man-made structures, to illustrate how the structures that surround us – both man-made and self-imposed – impact how we navigate through the world. Boileau interrogates the monomyth of the hero’s journey by imbuing his figures with a sense of vulnerability and majesty; heightened through their ascetic gazes and lean sinewy limbs. Rooted in existentialist philosophy, which emphasizes individual agency and free will, Boileau offers a profound metaphysical investigation of resilience and dignity of the human spirit.

George Boileau
Plastic in a Steele Frame
2019
polyester resin, steele, and wood
16 × 14 × 9 in
edition 1/2
$6,500

George Boileau
Head Study
1997
bronze and steele
48 × 12 × 12 in
$11,000

George Boileau, Head Study (detail), 1997

Resounding with the Echoes
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George Boileau
Juggler
2017
bronze and wood
14 × 5 × 5 in
edition 1/5
$5,000

George Boileau
One of One
2003
modelled wax, cast tin, wood and steel
56 x 24 x 8 inches
$9000

George Boileau
A Provenance of Reason
2019
flitch cut apple wood, steel, tin, and bronze
47 × 34 × 13 1/2 in
$9,000

Resounding with the Echoes
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JOAN KAUFMAN

Resounding with the Echoes
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Joan Kaufman’s pastel and charcoal drawings form a large tapestry of vignettes examining the human condition in the shadow of environmental and societal instability. The drawings intertwines narratives concerning social, industrial and environmental turbulence. As humans and society continually encroach upon the woodlands, reducing the borders of the natural world, Kaufman wonders what is to come? This ongoing project poses introspective questions: Where do we find ourselves? What lies ahead? How do we respond? The series is steeped with hints of lament and loss, absurdity and reality, while also offering a potent heroic human response to the turbulent relationship between humans and nature.

after woodlands
2019 – ongoing
54 drawings; soft pastel and charcoal on paper
full installation: 48 x 96 inches

after woodlands (artwork details)
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Resounding with the Echoes
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