Sally Thurlow
Resonances: Seeing It Through

On View

October 19 – 29, 2022


Exhibition Details:
Sally Thurlow
Resonances: Seeing It Through
October 19-29, 2022

Tuesday – Saturday
11 a.m. – 5p.m.


The Women’s Art Association of Canada is pleased to present: “Resonances: Seeing It Through” by member Sally Thurlow. “Artists are inevitably drawn to repeat themselves, revisiting deeply embedded themes as if for the first time. Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring celebrates a fifty year anniversary edition that had ushered in the era of the Anthropocene before it took on a dire name. How to stay with the trouble?”

My varied approaches to painting, come about from how best to express the mood, and ideas behind it. My sculptures also have this playful use of assorted, expressive materials. I wish there to be a beauty that hovers over the brute horror of the daily serving of disaster news. This summer I shared a retreat with 18 artists in Quebec called DRAW – Dumoine River Art for Wilderness, making art and sharing stories. My tree rubbings for Three Sisters came about from the enchanting experience of being up close and personal with these magnificent ancient trees. This exhibition was painted on wood panels from crates I had made for my an earlier traveling exhibition of sculptures. When done, the empty crates were re-purposed into surfaces for paintings.

Bio- Sally Thurlow lives east of Toronto by the shores of Lake Ontario and a nature reserve. This location continues to be a significant influence in her practice based in sculpture, installation, photography and painting. She continues to explore cultural and environmental themes impacting our global communities, contributing to the advancing climate change. Since 1998 Thurlow has exhibited in public galleries in Whitby, Oshawa, Peterborough, Mississauga, Chatham, Sault Ste. Marie, Owen Sound, and Minden, Ontario. She has given numerous artist talks and workshops at educational institutions and public galleries, and shown internationally in artist run centres in Chicago, New York, Mexico, and Toronto. She is currently a member of WAAC, The Red Head Gallery and The Iris Group, all artists’ collectives.