Gestures and Structures
Artworks by David Robinson, Susan Collett, and Sandra Ledingham
June 25 – July 28
Zoom Artist Talk with Susan Collett, Saturday, July 03 at 3:00 pm PST
Winchester Galleries is thrilled to announce our upcoming exhibition Gestures and Structures to mark the beginning of summer 2021. This exhibition is a collection of artworks by David Robinson, Susan Collett, and Sandra Ledingham. This exhibition focuses on a variety of forms from human gestures to abstract architectural structures. This collection indicates the pursuit of Mankind’s search for his identity and sense of belonging through shapes, colours, and textures.
Vancouver-based artist David Robinson studied at Langara College and then at the Ontario College of Art where he became an Honours Graduate in the Sculpture Program. Robinson uses mixed media to create his works. His pieces often include psychological and mythological themes to illustrate the complex nature of human life. He skillfully embeds symbols and imagery so that they are accessible to his audience.
Over the course of his career, Robinson has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. His works are featured in establishments such as the Four Seasons Hotel Resort in Whistler, Painted Rock Estate Winery, and Vancouver General Hospital.
Sandra Ledginham completed a BA in Sociology & Fine Arts and ceramic studies at the University of Regina. In addition to her formal art education, Ledingham’s time abroad in Paris, France, Japan, Central America, New Zealand, Europe, and North Africa has informed her stylistic choices as an artist. Following her travels around the globe, Ledingham taught ceramics and design at institutions such as Concordia University, the University of Saskatchewan, and the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology.
Ledingham has taken part in numerous exhibitions such as the 2020 Taiwan International Ceramic Biennale. In 2020, she also participated in an online exhibition entitled “Ceramics of Change.” She has recently been accepted to the 2021 Korean International Ceramic Biennale.
Susan Collett earned a BFA in printmaking with a minor in ceramics from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Ohio. Since 1993, she has worked out an art studio in Toronto. Large-scale clay sculpture and printmaking comprise many of Collett’s works. While her clay pieces are created using paper clay and are multi-fired to yield a range of textured surfaces, her prints are printed from plates consisting of industrial-grade roofing copper.
Collett’s works have been featured in exhibitions around the globe, including shows in the U.S., Canada, Korea, Taiwan, Hungary, and France, just to name a few. Additionally, Collett’s artworks have appeared in various publications such as Ceramic Review, Ceramic Art & Perception, and Ceramics Technical.
Turquoise Curved Plane
15 x 14 x 12 inches