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LYN CARTER: Beacon

PUBLIC ART PROJECT

12.2011 – 10.2012



+ PUBLICATION LAUNCH + ARTIST TALK


Saturday, December 10 at 2:30 pm


In conjunction with Columna, current exhibition of works by Lyn Carter at Queen's Square, Cambridge Galleries is pleased to announce a publication and public art project launch on Saturday, December 10th with informal talk and tour of the works with the artist. Created specifically for the atrium of the gallery, Beacon is the newest and largest work to date created by Carter well known for her intricate textile surfaces and unusual sculptural forms. It will remain on view until October 2012.

Columna, on exhibition until January 8th consists of four large scale pieces that reference architectural columns. It is the first Canadian exhibition of the work originally created for the 3rd Guangzhou, China Triennial in 2008.

Lyn Carter: Material Becomings is a bilingual co-publication of works with essay by Corinna Ghaznavi which accompanies Lyn Carter's exhibitions at Cambridge Galleries (2011) and Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (2012).

ARTIST BIO:

Lyn Carter studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design and completed her MFA at York University in Toronto. She has also completed studies at the Banff Centre of Fine Arts, Alberta. Since 1986, Carter has exhibited her work extensively across Canada including solo shows at Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal ; Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton ; Red Head Gallery, Toronto ; Peak Gallery, Toronto and the White Water Gallery in North Bay . Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Gallery Stratford ; Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax; Thames Art Gallery, Chatham ; Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto ; Art in General Gallery, New York; The Winchester Gallery , England ; Edmonton Art Gallery ; Kitchener / Waterloo Art Gallery ; and The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto . Carter is an active educator, writer and lecturer on the visual arts. She currently lives and works in Orton, Ontario.

Admission is free, everyone is welcome.

CAMBRIDGE GALLERIES QUEEN'S SQUARE

1 North Square
Cambridge, ON N1S 2K6
Tel: 519.621.0460

GALLERY HOURS:
Monday to Thursday 9:30 am - 8:30 pm

Friday & Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 1 - 5 pm

MEDIA CONTACT:
K. Jennifer Bedford
Online Design and Marketing Specialist
jbedford@cambridgegalleries.ca
519.621.0460 ext. 119
www.cambridgegalleries.ca



IMAGE: Lyn Carter, Beacon, fabric, aluminum, hardware. 2011. Image courtesy of the artist. Photo: K. Jennifer Bedford.