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putting things together – Cate McGuire Exhibition
September 6, 2022 - September 26, 2022Free
Ordering things, binding them, creating sets, assembling, or bringing things together and organizing them is a way of understanding them.
In our visually literate world, we are adept at reading pictures and making sense of them. Narratives are created when pictures are strung together in forms that we recognize. If there is not an obvious or familiar story, we tend to try to create one.
Cate McGuire explores collage as a means to reshape the meanings of found images by changing the way that they are seen. In this new work, collaged images are built into larger arrangements or patterns. Putting things together, to create a new form, generates connections between the individual images that might not otherwise occur. It creates something entirely unique that is a collection, but is a collection by design.
Cate McGuire is a Toronto-based artist and designer who uses various media to build spaces that reference both the natural and the built world. Having produced an extensive body of work with collage McGuire’s goal is to continue to recover imagery from cultural detritus through the re-purposing, re-organizing and recombining of existing images and to design new ways of seeing them.
McGuire has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Concordia in painting with a minor in film studies, as well as a post-graduate degree in Architecture from the University of British Columbia. Cate McGuire has shown her work at various venues including the Red Head Gallery, the Artist Project, Project Gallery, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Elora Centre for the Arts, the Gladstone Hotel, and the Latcham Arts Centre. She is currently represented by 2Gallery in Prince Edward County.