Erika Verhagen in Recondite Garden: A Spring Exhibition, April 7-12 at Little Sister Gallery in Toronto

Posted by on Apr 1, 2018 in Exhibitions, VCS Students | No Comments

Here’s news about Recondite Garden, an upcoming group show at Little Sister Gallery in Toronto that VCS senior Erika Verhagen is participating in:




Recondite Garden is an exhibition which focuses on tactile methods of art making and their link to surreal perspectives of the world around us. Consisting solely of works crafted by the hand, this show explores interpretations of fibres and the earth, and the ways that fragments of material are used to create unified and enlightened objects. 
The works in this exhibition seek to explore how/what their existence(s) as handmade objects can teach us about our perceptions of process, ourselves and our existence as the actualized sum of fibres. They are, both individually and collectively, a psychedelic experience.

“… and I will leave. But the birds will stay, singing:
and my garden will stay, with its green tree.
with its water well.
Many afternoons the skies will be blue and placid,
and the bells in the belfry will chime,
as they are chiming this very afternoon.
The people who have loved me will pass away,
and the town will burst anew every year.
But my spirit will always wander nostalgic
in the same recondite corner of my flowery garden.”

-Juan Ramon Jimenez, “El Viaje Definitivo” (The Definitive Journey)

Featuring work by: 

Wil Brask
Shaya Ishaq
Jillian Jerat
Madeleine LeBlanc
Luke Mohan
Rachel Ormshaw
Lucy Pauker + Gabriel Soligo
Camila Salcedo
Luke Van H
Erika Verhagen
Kendra Yee
Erica Young



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