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BEYOND THE FENCE: Christine Mack and David Hill

February 4 - June 3

This is an exhibit about acknowledging change from one state to another, specifically in reference to our gardens.

Chris revels in the colour and life found in these gardens, as they grow and change
through the seasons. Her photographs allude to the garden, it’s marvels reinterpreted into magical images, themselves full of joy and movement.

David has focused more on the decay that happens in every garden. His assemblages are constructed with objects left behind, each with their own attached memories. Yet within a new arrangement these pieces set up a challenge for the viewer to create fresh stories and find alternative feelings.

BEYOND THE FENCE encourages us to expand our view outside the box, further than the frame and reap the exciting ideas that lie there.

About Christine:

Christine Mack has been a constant student of photography. At  age 15, her parents gave Christine her first camera. Embarking upon  what was to be her photography journey, she began to see the world  through the eyes of the camera. Christine continued on to formally  study photography at York University and Humber College while  studying painting and drawing at the Ontario College of Art. It was  through persistence and determination that she continued to produce  and exhibit photographic images.  

 As a Photo Educator, Christine taught photography classes as well  as workshops but also continued to grow personally as a  photographer by exhibiting work in a number of galleries throughout  Toronto and Ontario. 

 Christine has always liked alternative photo based processes that  blur the distinction between photography and painting. They provide  the freedom to move beyond the traditional print and to present  another layer for the viewer to interpret and experience.  These images are a variation on that theme. Christine plays with  colour and composition interpreting the garden, showing it in a new  light. Her backyard garden, under a very big sky and century old trees  moved through it’s yearly life cycle; blooming and fading, blooming  and fading. Through the language of photography, Christine passes  on what she observed and remembered, as an eyewitness to Mother  Nature.

About David

David Hill has been surrounded by photographs since his birth in Hamilton. 

Following the influence of family albums and the always present cameras his photo career took him on an interesting meander through the world of portraits, products, places and ultimately personal artwork. Led strongly by a desire to be creative and original, David’s creative horizon has expanded in recent times to include assemblage. 

As a counterpoint the rigours and precision required in 35 + years of commercial photography, these assemblage efforts are intuitive and free. There is a sense of Dada and Surrealism that settles in these works. No rules. 

Since the mid 1980’s David has regularly exhibited with his wife Chris Mack and on his own. They have shown their photographs together in Toronto, Midland and recently in Hamilton. The continuation of these efforts in recent years has unfolded for David in the form of his assemblages as they take a larger role in his artistic journey.

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Start:
February 4
End:
June 3