Curated by: Carl Lavoy & Sonya Blazek, Joanne Marion, Olexander Wlasenko.
Seeing differently is part of Grahame Lynch's everyday experience and has influenced the way he communicates as both an artist and a designer. Some of Lynch's earliest memories are of a world that constantly jittered, of falling down and staring the jitters into submission. Reading is often a task of chasing words that appear to move from line to line. As fatigue sets in, entire pages tip back and forth erratically - folding in on themselves as he switches from the left eye to right, and back.
His drawings, sculptural installation and video pieces in this exhibition reflect an often-obsessive desire to look at things in greater detail than he is capable of, and to commit the experience of these details to memory. It refers also to his love of reading, which is the first thing he notices slipping when his vision changes, and to a constant desire to see and explore places that few people have ever been, hoping that these are the memories he will keep, even if someday his sense of sight disappears.
This exhibition solidifies that experience: it is visual and also relates to our sense of touch, while being spatially oriented in ways that often require the viewer to look and gather, and to piece the fragments together into a poetic sense of time and place.
• WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, ON, Oct, 2015
• Station Gallery, Whitby, ON, Jan 11–Mar 30, 2014
• Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB, Feb 26–Apr13, 2013
• Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON, Oct. 20–Nov 21, 2011
• Oresman Gallery, Northampton, MA, March, 2011