MARGARET RODGERS CROSSWORDS: What did you do during the lockdown?

The Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC) at 23 Prince Arthur Avenue in Toronto is pleased to present an exhibit of paintings and collage by Margaret Rodgers.

VIEW IN PERSON* in the Ruth Upjohn Gallery October 28-November 16, 2021
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm

PLEASE CALL US before you visit: (416) 922-2060, because the gallery is not open to the public during private events. *COVID-19: Public access to the gallery is guided by government regulation and protocols. All visitors must be fully vaccinated.

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ARTIST TALK
Thursday, November 4, 2:00 pm

ZOOM opening November 4 at 2 pm

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ARTIST STATEMENT

Margaret Rodgers is an Oshawa artist, writer, and curator working in various media including painting, drawing, and photo-based work, with particular interest in solar printing. At present she is employing a range of processes to create a series of text and image-based pieces using the crossword puzzle as form, and various theoretical language silos as content. That said, painting remains the pivotal element in her process. This exhibition employs a combination of painting and collage using a solar printing technique, digitally manipulated and applied on antique linens. From a playful parody of lockdown pastimes, the project moved in revisiting the writings of early French feminists and their essentialist rhetoric. While fallen into the bin of history they still seem to hold relevance. 

ARTIST BIO

Recent exhibition venues with the IRIS collective have included OISE, RMG Oshawa, Station Gallery Whitby, downtown Oshawa Space Invaders, and WhiteOut for Nuit Blanche. Solo shows include Closeups at RMG, Solar Prints at the Women’s Art Association of Canada, and Fort St. John North Peace Museum, B.C. Her work has been included in No Man’s Land (Erring on the Mount festival, Peterborough), Easy Come, Easy Go (AGP), and various WAAC art exhibitions. International exhibitions include Deviant Detours, Kunsthaus Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Beijing World Art Museum, and the Lake Placid/Saranac Lake area, NY. 

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