, 2012.
Lake Ontario driftwood, 58 x 94 x 29 inches.  



MAY 22 - JUNE 15, 2013

CLOSING RECEPTION: Sat, June 15, 12 - 5pm

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Artist narration of Reclamation available on YouTube
Review by Victoria Ward

The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present Reclamation, an exhibition by artist Sally Thurlow.  Reclamation celebrates  a series of works created by the artist over the past five years. Much  of the work was inspired by a six week residency in Gros  Morne National  Park, Newfoundland, in 2008. Other pieces emerged from  Sally’s own back  yard, the shoreline of Lake Ontario near Bond Head.  Time worn driftwood,  the textured surface of ancient rocks, and  porcelain shards from  shattered china; each fuel her creative  vision. These objects have been  carefully collected and studied by the artist during her shoreline  wanderings. Both natural and man-made, they  have been transformed by  time and the elements. Sally reclaims these  objects, reinterprets and  reshapes them, imbuing them with new meaning  while honouring their  origins and history. 

- James Campbell, Executive Director/Curator of Visual Art Centre of Clarington 

Sally Thurlow grew  up in a rural Toronto suburb, with woods and the Don River. For  the  past twenty-six years she and her family have been living on a  cliff-top  overlooking Lake Ontario. This has greatly influenced her  work as well  as her BA in Fine Arts at University of Toronto, finishing   with Cultural  and Environmental Studies at Trent University where she   also gave a  series of Artist Workshops. Earlier, she studied Design and  Print-making  at OCAD, and Fashion Design at George Brown College. Following her  Canoe Dreamings series at 6 provincial galleries across Ontario, a  six-week Artist in Residence program on the shores of  Newfoundland’s  Gros Morne National Park was the impetus for this latest   series of  sculptures. She has had solo and group shows across Ontario   in public  galleries, and group shows in the US and Mexico. She is a  member of The  Iris Group and Red Head Gallery, both artists’  collectives. She has  received numerous Ontario Arts Council awards. Her   work is held in  private collections across Canada.