‘Piece by Piece’
The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada.
4th October 2014 - 4th January 2015
Piece By Piece was commissioned by the Gardiner Museum. The work has sought to explore the collection, the relationships with the objects and the audience. The work also explores the depth of integrity that is required to collect such a fine and rich gathering of ceramic objects.
George Gardiner and Helen Gardiner are inspirational figurines in the contemplation of this work. George Gardiner’s collection of Commedia dell'arte figurines is of special interest to the developing work. The beauty and sensitivity of this wonderful collection holds a special presence in the Museum collection. It falls past the duty to show and explain and moves into an area of adoration and love for the wonder of the performers and the celebration of skill that have created these wonderful figures from across Europe.