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New Exhibition, Narrow Spaces, at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery

2014-07-23, 10:34 AM

The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is pleased to present Narrow Spaces by Phillida Hargreaves at St. Lawrence College, Brockville campus. The exhibition will be on view July 25 to August 28, 2014. Please join us for an Opening Reception: Saturday, July 26, 1-3pm.

Narrow Spaces explores the urban landscape, examining the emotional responses triggered by being in such spaces; those which are hidden and mysterious, confine and enclose, or frame and enhance. Such spaces can elicit anything from pleasure to anticipation, excitement to curiosity, claustrophobia to fear. These images, loosely based on photographs taken in Canada, Europe, and North Africa, are completed in altered fibres, adding a textural dimension uncommon in typical two dimensional art.

Phillida Hargreaves has been an exhibiting fibre artist for more than twenty years, with group and solo shows across Ontario, Montreal, United States and the United Kingdom. “The pieces in the collection are loosely based on photographs I have taken,” said Hargreaves. “I interpret the space according to my emotional response to it and invite viewers in so that they too may experience the various responses that narrowness evokes.”

Learn more about Phillida Hargreaves:

Concurrently in the Foyer Gallery, Brockville artists Gregory Workman and Michael Fisher will be exhibiting their colourful and expressive acrylic and mixed media works.


Gallery Hours
Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 8 pm
Monday and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

About the Art Gallery
The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is a state-of-the-art community art gallery located at the front atrium of the Brockville campus of St. Lawrence College and is a focus for the visual arts for Brockville and the larger Eastern Ontario area. Creation of the gallery was made possible by the generous bequest from the Estate of Marianne van Silfhout, a graduate of the Fine Arts program at St. Lawrence College, and other contributors to the St. Lawrence College Foundation.

About St. Lawrence College
With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic vibrancy of Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 6,700 full-time students from Canada and from more than 40 countries worldwide, with more than 70,000 alumni. As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College recently completed the installation of more than 1,600 solar modules on the roofs of our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. In addition to this investment in our campus infrastructure we have recently completed a multi-million dollar revitalization of our Cornwall campus. The college has many exciting Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 200 organizations grow and prosper. Hundreds enroll in our part-time and distance education courses each year. We work with thousands of clients annually at our Employment Service locations in Kingston, Sharbot Lake, Sydenham, and Ottawa.

Laura Tulchinsky, Communications
St. Lawrence College
613-544-5400, ext. 1291
Cell: 613-329-2451