SHIVER & I CAUGHT IT AT THE MOVIES at Robert McLaughlin Gallery


Public Notice was an inspired exhibition curated by Sonya Jones at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa from September 15, 2018 to January 20, 2019. It iincluded my artworks Shiver and I Caught it at The Movies.

The exhibition included artworks by Alison Humphrey, Ruth Cuthand, Ho Tam, Stephen Andrews, Abraham Anghik Ruben, and Kim Morgan.

Sonya writes: “Fear and disease go hand in hand. News media and technology often spread hysteria and fear around disease. As fear swells, it plays various roles in how a disease is perceived and understood. While inciting fear can may cause precautions, it also divides the healthy from the unhealthy, those who are willing to help from those who are not, and often fact from fiction. The work in Public Notice deal with disease and illness and its impact historically and racially, look at loss and misunderstanding, and contrast scientific facts to fiction. While fear often trumps empathy and understanding, the works in this exhibition refuse to let fear have the last word.”

Photos by Toni Hafkenschied

Also see online catalogue by Sonya Jones with graphic design by Samantha Mogelonsky