From May 20 1973 to June 21 1973

Fenêtres / From the Inside Out

Painting, photography, ceramic and sculpture

PAT WALSH
LESLIE BUSCH
ISOBEL DOWLER-GROW
MARGARET GRIFFIN
ELIZABETH BERTOLDI
CLARA GUTSCHE
BILLIE-JO MERICLE
STANSJE PLANTENGA

 Exhibition  May 20 1973 - June 21 1973

 

This is the first exhibition ever presented at the Powerhouse Gallery.

Powerhouse Gallery was located in 1973 in Westmount, at 1210 Greene Avenue.


Photographs of the exhibition were taken by artist and founding member Margaret Griffin, and provided to us by photographer and founding member Clara Gutsche.

The following texts were written by the artists for the exhibition.

Leslie Busch

My recent work is concerned with exterior space. This has evolved out of a series of paintings of windows opening out onto landscape. This led naturally to the current series of landscapes painted on shutters and windows.

Isobel Dowler-Gow

The things I am making are to be looked at rather than owned. If anything they are visual, and thinking about them won't add very much. I am also working on an environment about the forms of eggbox ends.

Pat Walsh

Spiritualism in art.

Art comes from the inside.

Drawings:

Windows- turnip print

Flowers in February- turnip print

Crocuses- turnip print

Window in Cloud- pen and ink

Large rainbow-ink. acrylic on canvas.

Window- Crocuses- glass paint on glass.

Roses: Plastic Curtains- acrylic on vinyl; turnip print.

Table Cloth- acrylic on cotton; turnip print.

Kitsch: A German word meaning "bad taste."

-plastic flowers

-Mexican balls
-3D postcards
-black velvet art
-plastic curtains
-garden flamings
-Mona Lisa on bathroom towels

Stansje Plantenga

"There are so many ways that artists have tried to represent facets of life throughout time... symbols analysis, just the accomplishment of making an object.... I think Stansje Plantenga paints mostly to live and realize- tries to externalize as simply and clearly as possible what our eyes see uncomplicated by layers of intellect... personal relationships or a tree, or sometimes how light and form create indelible basic compositions... and mostly to paint feeling, on the belief that only human feeling binds us all together, and even on a purely practical level, is the only reliable form of communication among people.

Stanje, this is what I feel about you and your work.

Carol Osmer.

Not the prissy "miss" who

handles her colours lightly...

What boils inside me is Red,

I speak with a loud voice

My Stokes must have impact

I am a WOMAN ARTIST

and when I have no more paints.

and no more bread.

and no more of your

dirty money

I WILL PAINT WITH MY BLOOD.

May 73

Billie Jo Mericle

OUR CLOTHES

Dark, warm, intertwining

Melting, molding Inside

Silk of skin, silk of silk Interior

Our clothes are us, another skin; another layer. Hidden

Vital

Hair Nests Touching

Filaments Webs Nets

Fibers Lines

Threads Branches

Giving away the things we create. We feel the objects

Sharing what we make we care for.

A reason, a purpose, a necessity We touch our friends.

Helping and asking for help. We must try to touch.

Trusting our feelings once again. rather than wait or talk.

Sensation affects us more than words

Even after all this time.

Photographs of the exhibition were taken by artist and founding member Margaret Griffin, and provided to us by photographer and founding member Clara Gutsche.