Join Mercer Union for an intimate view of Katie Bethune-Leamen’s studio and current practice.
Free for Sustaining Members and above; open to other members and select non-members for $15. Refreshments will be served.
Katie Bethune-Leamen works in sculpture, installation, and video, toward consideration of the nature of objects, our relationships with them, and our relationships with each other as mediated through objects. She is interested in the inchoate and the abstract—amorphous things subsisting in an in-between state—as location for engagement and possibility for meanings. Recent solo exhibitions include: 8-11, Toronto (2015), OpenStudio, Toronto (2014), AGO, Toronto (2012) and the commissioned project Blobs for Lawren Harris’s Glaciers, Icebergs, and Unknown Things, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (. Her work has been exhibited in group shows including: the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax (2015) and The Power Plant, Toronto (2013), among others. Recent residencies include Fogo Island Arts, and SIM (Reykjavik, IS) with upcoming residencies including the Canada Council for the Arts International Residency—Paris, and as artist-in-residence at NSCAD. She is a 2015 recipient of a Chalmers Fellowship Grant to research sculptural abstraction through travel in Japan, Germany, Italy & the USA. She received her BFA from Concordia University, and her MFA from the University of Guelph.
Image credit: Katie Bethune-Leamen, PYHIAHP (2015), neon