ARTspace in Chatham presents a series of whimsical new works celebrating the fall season.
The headliner is ‘Blood Ties’, a new exhibition of assemblages and sculptures by artists Laurie Langford and Mike Ondrovcik, exploring the notion of kinship.
The work of regional ceramicist Chris Snedden is also on display as he celebrates Crowfest with a range of ceramics titled ‘Echo of Crows’.
Both exhibitions will open to the public on October 12 at ARTspace.
An artists’ reception will be held on October 14 at 7 p.m. This is a free family event. Everyone is welcome.
Respected members of the CK art scene for many years, Langford and Ondrovcik decided to team up in pursuit of a common vision. During the long months of pandemic isolation, they have come to realize their connection to family and the rich and complex influence it holds. In addition to providing a safe haven in difficult times, family is also a source of personal identity that often finds its roots somewhere in the nebulous mysteries of memory and genetic heritage.
Langford and Ondrovcik are known for their humour, their curiosity and their ability to transform ordinary materials into flights of visual fantasy. Assemblages or expressively sculpted forms characterize the works of these artists who draw their inspiration from their family stories.
Snedden is no newcomer to a fascination with the famously mischievous black bird, the crow. Its “Echo of Crows” display includes finely crafted plates, cups and teapots.
ARTspace is located at 165½ King St. W. in Chatham and is open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, visit www.tagartspace.com.