Mary Catherine Newcomb: Grassy – Q&A Session Today

Mary Catherine Newcomb, Untitled (detail), 2011-12, rabbit’s ear, glass, silver, grass.

January 7 – 29, 2012
Opening: Saturday, January 7,  2-5 p.m.
Q&A Session: Sunday, January 15, 2-4 p.m.
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Toronto, ON, M6J 1X8
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In her January 2012 exhibition at loop Gallery Mary Catherine Newcomb combines an image of the hare, a recurring personal symbol, with her interest in working with living media in the 8’ long “Great Hare.”

The exhibition also features a number of smaller pieces including a rabbit’s ear suspended in olive oil with a small silver cup, six silver beans on a small bed of grass, and a series of ink drawings on the rib bones of a cow. These works, together with the Great Hare, whose pelt of coiffed turf is literally alive to the touch, raise questions about the relationship between different life forms.

Mary Catherine Newcomb is a sculptor based in Southern Ontario who was born and raised in Montreal. She has received numerous awards from both the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Her work has been widely exhibited in Canada and internationally.

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