Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, July 19, 2008 - 4:00am
Women’s Work is an international washi exhibition on display until July 19, 2008 at the Rebecca Gallery. The show features work from Finland, South Africa, Iceland and Canada. Representing Canada are OCAD alumni Mary Jane Varro, Julia Prime and Loree Ovens as well as local artists Sigrid Blohm, Lynne Munro and Joyce Seagram.
This show was part of the first World Washi Summit organized by the Japanese Paper Place and the Japan Foundation. “Washi” is a term for handmade Japanese paper.
SABBATICAL PRESENTATIONS: SIMON GLASS, DIANE PUGEN, SARAH NIND & SYLVIA WHITTON
Professor Simon Glass’ Administrative Leave presentation consists of a review of some reading and research as well as landscape photographs from a trip to Iceland. He presents his studio work, a suite of twelve giclee collages. These collages comprise concrete poetry based on the book of Isaiah chapter 24, verses 1-12, restoring some of the poetry to the text – poetry that translation most often overlooks. Professor Glass also addresses some of the ambiguities of tense in the Hebrew biblical verb through an annotated translation of the text into English.