Opening Reception: April 10, 7-11pm
Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 12-6pm; Saturdays: 12-5pm
Exhibition closes April 21, 6pm.
I think of each one of us as a collection of stories; a unique combination of experiences that make us who we are. How we choose to relay those experiences helps to define us as individuals.
Over the years I have gathered a small collection of found objects. Some are beautiful art pieces on their own with a sculptural quality; others are curious pieces to a puzzle that I need to solve. By putting these objects together and creating a new backdrop through collage and assemblage I have created narratives that speak to my own experiences in my childhood and on.
Each item that I incorporate into the artwork has it’s own message, but while I am respectful of its history I take some liberties in re-contextualizing its meaning by building my own story. The idea that some objects will induce a collective memory while others will invoke varying emotions in different viewers is always intriguing to me. Just as with each new experience a memory can be altered and given new weight, every element that is added into these artworks will change the piece as a whole and therefore give a new ending to the story.
I think of these mixed media pieces as attempts to communicate my own collection of stories in the form of a visual diary. No longer is it just about where I’m coming from, but also where I’m going.
Cindy Garrioch is a multi–‐media artist, born and raised in Grosse Isle, Manitoba, the youngest of five children. She attended the University of Manitoba’s School of Art, where she graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours degree. While at the School of Art she majored in printmaking but today she works in a variety of media ranging from acrylic paint, collage, sculpture and bookbinding.
She has shown her work in several group exhibitions including The Living Closet in Vancouver, as well as Label Gallery, Outworks Gallery, and Piano Nobile Gallery, in Winnipeg. She has also had a solo exhibition at ArtsJunktion Winnipeg. Cindy currently resides in Winnipeg where she works from her home studio.