Wolf Kohler & Leslie McInally – Narratives
Paintings by Wolf Kohler
Clay sculpture by Leslie McInally
January 4–27, 2013
Opening reception Friday, January 1, 7-9:30 pm
‘Possibilities are created when images and verse are bound together within the framework of painting and clay. A visual lexicon that entices engagement in a larger narrative and leap into new worlds.’
For this exhibition Lesley McInally’s clay work will consist of ‘a series of hand built sculptural objects influenced by the dialogue between ancient and contemporary cultures who inscribed upon those historical structures which have constantly evolved and transformed from the original creation…. Each of her contemporary sculptures will emit a powerful sense of tactile depth which in itself reflects a sense of historical record. On closer inspection each sculpture will contain layers of communication inviting the viewer to engage in the narrative and decode their meaning.’
Lesley has a Bachelor of Design Honours degree in Ceramics and a secondary subject in printmaking from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee University Scotland. She is sought after for jury and lecture appointments and has exhibited her works extensively throughout Ontario between 2009 and 2012.
Wolf Kohler is exhibiting paintings. ‘The earliest inscribed languages were written as symbols/pictographs a visual vocabulary by which an initiated member of a group could navigate social, cultural and physical space. Wolf seeks to explore how the dimensional element of time via the process of layering affects the narrative of image and word.’
Wolf is also a photographer and potter. He has studied at Haliburton School for the Arts, Fanshaw and Vancouver film School. He has exhibited his works in Ontario primarily with group and juried exhibitions.