Black and White Ball IV.

Tommy Cudmore, Rare Grey Eyed Albino Loveguins, blown glass

Opening Reception and Black and White Ball IV.
January 30, 2014, 7 – 11 p.m.
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts
984 Queen Street West

The Black and White Ball was inspired by Truman Capote’s event that was dubbed the party of the 20th century. He created an iconic evening with an exclusive invite list that reached fever pitch with celebrities and socialites begging to be on it.

Artist Peter Shoebride

Artist Heather Gentleman

Propeller’s Black and White Ball exhibits work that are entirely black and white. The call was open to all media and this year we were thrilled to see works not only in 2D in in painting, drawing, photography and printmaking as well as a large selection of 3D work glass, clay, resin, fibre, papier mache, paper and video. In the jury process we were looking not only for a diversity of media but visual flow. 47 artists were selected.

Artist Philip Hare

Sculpture by W.W. Hung

Artist Gary Macleod

The South gallery was primarily figurative or flowed in lyrical, round shapes whilst the North gallery had more work with line. We also exhibited work that called for an interesting use of shadows through lighting.

The opening rounded out the show with guests dressed primarily in black and white, some masked, some in costume, true to Capote’s vision.

Text: Heather Gentleman. Photo: Rhys Male

*Exhibition dates: January 29 – February 16, 2014 at Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, 984 Queen Street West Gallery hours: Wed – Sat: 12 – 6, Sun: 12 – 5 p.m.

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