The Hours of Silence
A Special Co Curated Exhibition by Ray Caesar & GH
Location: Gallery House - Toronto, Canada
Eleven artists will be featured in the show: Jana Brike, Troy Brooks, Ronnie Burkett, Elif Varol Ergen, Ray Caesar, Sonya Fu, Ryan Heshka, Jessica Joslin, Heiko Müller, Aron Wiesenfeld and Selena Wong. Uniting the artists in this surreal Wunderkammer of mystery are the common themes of whimsy, sadness, arcane machinery, nature, isolation, comics, movies, spooky dreams, natural history and fairy tales.
Things change and summer years come to an end. My change occurred one night when my Mother visited me, which was slightly unusual because she had passed away some months before, a victim to the cigarette habit she could never quite lick. Facing a wall and slowly turning I saw the right side of her face ablaze in light, her hand trying to cover the light as if she were apologetic for having it seep through. Words were said about following rabbits down holes and I was shown galleries of work which were to be my own. My Mother was not the first visitation I have had and it seems she will not be the last.