Last Saturday afternoon John and I visited the opening of REMNANTS: New Work by Theresa Casey at the Arcadia Gallery across from Little Norway Park in Toronto.
Casey, a friend of ours, is a brilliant interior designer as is immediately obvious when one enters the gallery.
She is also a deviously subtle artist.
The inspiration for Remnants was the chance discovery of a set of slides at St Lawrence Flea Market
that led the artist to five years of development
of themes of birth
and the fostering of orphans.
Casey kept a journal of collages as she developed her themes.
Xerox copies of page spreads taken from the journal line one wall.
These provide the clearest statements of the themes of the show.
One delicate drawing hanging on its own wall left us wanting to see more graphic work.
John and I always get to openings early so that we get a chance to see the art
and talk to the artist (Theresa Casey, right).
The last weekend for REMNANTS is this Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Show closes Feb 5th. Arcadia Gallery, 680 Queens Quay West (at Bathurst).