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Lois Schklar
updated: 05/18/2014
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Suspended Memories #1 Detail
Suspended Memories #1 (in skylight)
Suspended Memories #1 (on wall)
Cascade Installation view
Cascade, detail
Tethered Memories Hung Low Beneath the Void
Tethered Memories Detail #1
Tethered memories Detail #2
Familiar Territory: Tangled
Detail Familiar Territory: Tangled
Wire Wall Drawing #2
Wire Wall Drawing Detail
Hung Out to Dry #5
Hung Out To Dry
Familiar Territory: Excerpt #1
 
Portfolio Keywords:  collage, mapping, memory, psychological, site-specific, gestural, conceptual
 
 
Suspended Memories #1 Detail by Lois Schklar
Suspended Memories #1 Detail
Mixed Media assorted wires, found objects
2013
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Suspended Memories #1 (in skylight) by Lois Schklar
Suspended Memories #1 (in skylight)
Mixed Media wire, found objects
2012
180" x  24"  x 2" 
Suspended Memories #1 (on wall) by Lois Schklar
Suspended Memories #1 (on wall)
Mixed Media assorted wires, found objects
2013
117" x  24"  x 2" 
Cascade Installation view by Lois Schklar
Cascade Installation view
Mixed Media assorted wires, found objects
2011
108" x  96"  x 60" 
Cascade, detail by Lois Schklar
Cascade, detail
Mixed Media assorted wires, found objects
2011
108" x  96"  x 60" 
Tethered Memories Hung Low Beneath the Void by Lois Schklar
Tethered Memories Hung Low Beneath the Void
Mixed Media assorted wires, found objects
2011
170" x  240"  x 120" 
Tethered Memories Detail #1 by Lois Schklar
Tethered Memories Detail #1
Mixed Media assorted wires, found objects
2011
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Tethered memories Detail #2 by Lois Schklar
Tethered memories Detail #2
Mixed Media assorted wires, found objects
2011
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Familiar Territory: Tangled by Lois Schklar
Familiar Territory: Tangled
Mixed Medai/wire
2010
Dimensions variable
Detail Familiar Territory: Tangled by Lois Schklar
Detail Familiar Territory: Tangled
Mixed media/wire
2010
Dimensions variable
Wire Wall Drawing #2 by Lois Schklar
Wire Wall Drawing #2
mixed media Wall Drawing Installation
2007
24 " x  36 "  x 3 " 
Wire Wall Drawing Detail by Lois Schklar
Wire Wall Drawing Detail
mixed media Wall Drawing Installation
2007
20" x  36"  x 1" 
Hung Out to Dry #5 by Lois Schklar
Hung Out to Dry #5
Mixed Media assorted wires, found objects
2011
22" x  18"  x 1" 
Hung Out To Dry by Lois Schklar
Hung Out To Dry
Mixed Media, found and made objects
2011
20 " x  18 "  x 1 " 
Familiar Territory: Excerpt #1 by Lois Schklar
Familiar Territory: Excerpt #1
Card, marker, elastic, map pins
2009
17" x  48"  x 1/4" 

Artist Statement


“Familiar Territory” is an ongoing series of mixed media drawing installations. The installations reflect my interest in manipulating diverse and often-disparate materials, the relationship objects have with one another and the physical and psychological space these objects occupy.


Working directly on the wall, I explore the formal qualities of line, space and movement.  I use materials gathered from the urban and natural environment, objects from my personal collection, recycled remnants of old work and graphite drawings transferred directly to the walls as mark making tools.


Words flow into and out of the working drawing. Shadows, both real and illusory, shift on the walls. Graphite traces the process while text identifies a personal relationship to the objects in an effort to document and remember their significance. Words become testimony to the power of memory and its inevitable decline. 


Each drawing installation builds on the ideas of the proceeding installations or experimentation I have undertaken while working in my studio and/or previous exhibitions. This process encourages a sense of play, being in the moment and a non-linear approach to documentation while also providing an opportunity to adapt each drawing installation to a specific environment.

Artist Bio / CV

SELECTED SOLO AND FEATURE EXHIBITIONS 

2011 Mon Ton, “Cascade”, Toronto, On. SOLO / Harbourfront Centre, “Moon Circle Void”. Toronto. /*new* Gallery, “Lois Schklar: Thirty Years of Dolls”, retrospective SOLO /Ontario Crafts Council, Collected Memories: Hung Out to Dry”, Toronto.

2010  The Department, Familiar Territory: Pathways”, Toronto, Ontario SOLO

2009  Artcite Gallery Inc., “Familiar Territory: Excerpts”, Windsor Ontario SOLO

2008  Connexion Gallery, Fredericton, N.B.

2007  Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton Alberta, White Water Gallery, North Bay, On. 2006  Gallery 96, Stratford, On.      

 

SELECTED JURIED COMPETITIONS

2013 The Rooms, “Boxed In”, St. John’s, Newfoundland. CATALOGUE

2012  Queen Elizabeth Park and Cultural Centre, “World of Threads”, Oakville, Ontario

2013-2012-2008-2002-2001-2000, John B. Aird Gallery, Juried Drawings, Toronto.

2009 National Juried Drawing Exhibition, White Water Gallery, North Bay, Ontario CATALOGUE

 

SELECTED INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2011   FCP Gallery, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, 50 Years of Art. Award Winners’ exhibition

2004   Latcham Gallery, “Silver Memories”, 25th Anniversary Celebration, Stouffville, On

1998   “Poetry of the Vessel”, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S., CATALOGUE

1995   “New Tools: No Limits”, Indigo Gallery, Lake Oswego, Oregon

1994   “American baskets”, Banaker Gallery, San Francisco, California

1993   “In Our Hands”, Kyoto, Japan, CATALOGUE

1992   “A Treasury Of Canadian Craft”, Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, B.C.

 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

2008  Connexion Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick   

1993  McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg,On

 

COLLECTIONS

Claridge Investments, Montreal, CATALOGUE; Bronfman Collection, Montreal, The Library and Gallery, Cambridge, On., The Key Corporation, Portland, Oregon 

  

GRANTS

2008  Ontario Arts Council Visual Arts Award

2007  Toronto Arts Council

2011-2010,2007, 2006,1990-1988 OAC Exhibition Assistance

1998  Canada Council Travel        

1997  Canada Council  “B”