EMILY CRITCH: Between
rOGUE Gallery: February 2nd – March 17th
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2nd from 7-9 pm
*Opening Reception in conjunction with Meagan Musseau’s Main Gallery exhibition titled PEJIPUK |the winter is coming*
Newtown is a rural community on the northern most tip of Bonavista Bay; here, there exists a tension between architecture and environment. The boundaries between water, land, buildings, and household objects are fluid— each is shaped by ocean, wind, and shifting ground. Between highlights how such an environment also molds the people and family stories, including my own— this is where my grandmother is from. In October 2017, we traveled together to visit her childhood home. As we drove through the cluster of communities in New-Wes-Valley, I started to understand how this rocky rural environment shaped me, and to sense my own permeability in nature.
Emily Critch is a multidisciplinary artist and cultural worker from Corner Brook, Newfoundland currently completing her BFA at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has exhibited her work provincially and internationally at venues such as The Rooms, The Peter Lewis Gallery, and Gatehouse Gallery in Harlow, England. Most recently, her solo exhibition Remnants was presented at the Rotary Arts Centre in Corner Brook. She has been the recipient of several awards, including funding from the Hazel Cryderman-Wees Foundation (2014-2016) and the Ellen Rusted Award for Print Media.