Ten outstanding artists have lived and worked in the same milieu for the past decades, from the defining days of contemporary Canadian craft. Three are laureates of the country's highest award for craft, the Saidye Bronfman Award. Contemporary craft evolves; these artists' sustained explorations of their mediums are an important force of this change.

NOVEMBER 20th TO DECEMBER 9th, 2021

L. A. Pai Gallery, 13 Murray St, Ottawa

Group Portrait, back row: Valerie Knapp, Lynne McIlvride, Susan Farquhar, Susan Warner Keene, Ann Cummings; front row: Susan Low-Beer, Kai Chan, Loree Ovens, Vivienne Jones; missing: Dorothy Caldwell, Susan Lindsay.

Photographer: TC Cagampan

DOROTHY CALDWELL
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KAI CHAN
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ANN CUMMINGS
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SUSAN FARQUHAR
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VIVIENNE JONES
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SUSAN WARNER KEENE
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LYNNE MCILVRIDE
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LOREE OVENS
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VALERIE KNAPP
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THE COMPLETE COLLECTION:

4. Gratitude, 2021, acrylic, graphite, ink and konnyaku on heritage washi (Fukunishi Udagami)

Loree Ovens

Regular price $750.00
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Gratitude, 2021, acrylic, graphite, ink and konnyaku on heritage washi (Fukunishi Udagami)

approx 18”h x 12 5/8”w, framed 24”h x 18”w

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Resilience, 2021, acrylic, graphite, ink and konnyaku on heritage washi (Fukunishi Udagami),

Loree Ovens

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Resilience, 2021, acrylic, graphite, ink and konnyaku on heritage washi (Fukunishi Udagami),

approx 18”h x 12 5/8”w, framed 24”h x 18”w

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Topography 5, 2021, acrylic, ink and konnyaku on heritage washi (Fukunishi Udagami)

Loree Ovens

Regular price $750.00
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Topography 5, 2021, acrylic, ink and konnyaku on heritage washi (Fukunishi Udagami)

approx 18”h x 12.75 ”w, framed 24”h x 18”w
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Topography 4

Loree Ovens

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Topography 4, 2021, acrylic, ink and konnyaku on heritage washi (Fukunishi Udagami)
approx 18"h x 12.75"w, framed 24"h x 18"w
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Susan Lindsay

Susan Lindsay

Regular price $590.00
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Mixed media
Stitched and embroidered linen , silk and cotton fabric
Twisted wire
Found box and marble

4 1/2 " x 1 3/4 " x 1 “
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horizontal wall work

Dorothy Caldwell

Regular price $2,500.00
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Two Fields Meet

Earth Ochre, foraged earth pigments, hand ground and painted on linen with stitching. 2021, 14" x 17". 

My work investigates how people mark the land and how we come to know “place”.
I am interested in patterns of settlement and how land is structured by humans and by
nature.
Several years ago, a friend introduced me to the word “Ecotone”. An ecotone is an area
where contrasting ecosystems butt up against one another and meet. This creates
energetic space…the line where meadow meets forest, the transition of land to water,
the active movement of tree lines shifting,,…
The works exhibited in Touch, have a sense of boundaries, edges, and the meeting of
two distinct communities. The works are made with earth pigments found and collected
in several remote locations.

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remake 1

Susan Farquhar

Regular price $1,800.00
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Remake 1

Paper relief construct on canvas background, western and Japanese paper, acrylic colour, sand, soft pastel.

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Altered

Susan Farquhar

Regular price $1,800.00
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Altered 1

​​Paper relief construct on canvas background, western and Japanese paper, photo-transfer, acrylic paint, sand, 24″ x 18″ x 3″ in a clear box.

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Vivienne Jones

Vivienne Jones

Regular price $450.00
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Re-grow

Resin, Cement, Wood Branch

10.5” x 3”

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Ladder sculpture

Vivienne Jones

Regular price $500.00
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Ascend

Brass, sterling silver, cement base
8” x 4”

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Vivienne Jones

Vivienne Jones

Regular price $500.00
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Hybrid

Resin, Brass, Repurposed Wood

13” x 3.5”

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Vivienne Jones

Vivienne Jones

Regular price $350.00
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Re-configure

Resin, Steel, Repurposed Wood
10.5” x 3”

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Vivienne Jones

Vivienne Jones

Regular price $500.00
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Configure

Resin, Ceramic, Repurposed Wood

9” x 2.75”

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Black rounded sculpture

Vivienne Jones

Regular price $400.00
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Cascade, a small scale wall sculpture.

Resin and Acrylic 10” x 3”

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Dorothy Caldwell

Dorothy Caldwell

Regular price $2,500.00
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The Place Between

Earth Ochre, foraged earth pigments, hand ground and painted onto linen that is then appliqued and stitched, 17” x 13”.

My work investigates how people mark the land and how we come to know “place”.
I am interested in patterns of settlement and how land is structured by humans and by
nature.
Several years ago, a friend introduced me to the word “Ecotone”. An ecotone is an area
where contrasting ecosystems butt up against one another and meet. This creates
energetic space…the line where meadow meets forest, the transition of land to water,
the active movement of tree lines shifting,,…
The works exhibited in Touch, have a sense of boundaries, edges, and the meeting of
two distinct communities. The works are made with earth pigments found and collected
in several remote locations.

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Dorothy Caldwell

Dorothy Caldwell

Regular price $2,500.00
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Meadow Edge

Earth Ochre, foraged earth pigments, hand ground and painted onto linen that is then appliqued and stitched, 17” x 13”.

My work investigates how people mark the land and how we come to know “place”.
I am interested in patterns of settlement and how land is structured by humans and by
nature.
Several years ago, a friend introduced me to the word “Ecotone”. An ecotone is an area
where contrasting ecosystems butt up against one another and meet. This creates
energetic space…the line where meadow meets forest, the transition of land to water,
the active movement of tree lines shifting,,…
The works exhibited in Touch, have a sense of boundaries, edges, and the meeting of
two distinct communities. The works are made with earth pigments found and collected
in several remote locations.

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