Drew Hayden Taylor

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Liar, Liar Exhibit at the Thunder Bay Museum


Debbie Metzler
 
People are fascinated by lies, says Debbie Metzler, artistic director of the integrated art exhibit which is based on just that.  "When I conceived the Liar, Liar project," she writes,  "I had hoped to find some humour in addition to dark insights." She has indeed, as the show at the Thunder Bay Museum attests. It runs until June 2.
 
The project began with a writing contest. An independent jury selected four stories based on the theme of lies and these storie,s which Debbie terms as "multi-layered and full of imagery" gave the visual artists plenty to work with. The stories are for sale in a neat little booklet which also contains examples of the art work. 
 
 
Sculptor John Books
 
The launch, on April 21, provided me with a kaleidoscope of magical images.  This was my second time at the exhibit and, as always happens, I saw more the second time.
 
John Books' work called "Cutting" was  inspired by the story Amethyst by Jack Shedden . Within the natural  swirls and grains of a curved piece of wood, lies  a girl with a anguished face, holding a razor in one hand and the marks of her secret fetish for cutting just barely inscribed.  I stared at this piece for a long time mesmerized by its power.
 
 
Liar, Liar, An Integrated Art Exhibition by Northern Mosaic, runs to June 2 at the Thunder Bay Museum, 425 Donald Street.
 
 





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