Get ready Dundas, Ontario as I am thrilled to make my début to you, and the Regional Municipality of Hamilton, at the very special and well-loved, Carnegie Gallery, with my touring exhibit, Without Interrupting the System, April 8, 2022–May 1, 2022; artist reception, April 8, 7–9.30pm.

Carnegie Gallery, Without Interrupting the System, exhibition invite; 2022

Why all the excitement? Originally this show was scheduled for last year, but due to concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, had to be postponed. The delay meant that it would be a little bit longer and a little bit more distant to have the opportunity to see the people and places of Hamilton in action. However, during exhibition install this week, I at last got my chance, and besides the Carnegie, stopped in at Dundas Valley Hobby; King West BooksMixed Media (get to Lawrence Hill’s book signing before coming to the artist reception!); and Presotea (Hamilton), as bubble tea tends to be hard work’s just reward. It also meant, that despite the need to adapt, there remained a strong conviction, steeling for a time and place where the ability to participate in that which restores or fulfills us, would be available again. No truer was this sentiment felt than these past couple of years in the arts, which is why I am looking forward to making all of our introductions in the city that literally has put “steel” on the map!

So please join me; the Carnegie Gallery community; Dundas and Hamilton public, for an evening of sculptures (paper), ceramics (masterful artist Lee Jung-Do exhibits concurrently) and the human spirit, that fortunately, no matter what the situation, has no bounds; boba included! I hope to see you there!

Carnegie Gallery is located at 10 King Street West; Dundas, Ontario at the corner of King and Ogilvie (street). Current gallery and shop hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 10am–5pm; Thursday and Friday 10am–7pm; Sunday 12pm–4pm; closed Mondays. Admission is free; safety protocols are in place. For more information, please visit Carnegie Gallery’s website at https://carnegiegallery.org/.

Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario, for their assistance in making this exhibition and its presentation possible.