Literary classics play role in new Rodman Hall exhibition

St. Catharines-based artist Carolyn Wren explores themes of lost knowledge and metanarratives in a new exhibition opening at Rodman Hall Art Centre.

Curated by Rodman Hall’s Marcie Bronson, A Task at Hand premieres recent drawings and immersive, experiential installations alongside some of Wren’s early works.

Wren, who has been exhibiting her work since 1990 in shows across Canada, uses traditional techniques of hand carving, printing, writing and embroidery in non-traditional ways. Her current work involves transcribing literature such as Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad and Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own to explore how narratives shape her worldview.

The public is invited to the exhibition’s opening reception on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at Rodman Hall Art Centre.

Wren will be giving a free public talk about her work at Rodman Hall on Thursday, June 6 at 6 p.m.

The exhibition is open until August 11.

Read more stories in: Briefs, Humanities
Tagged with: , , ,