July 6 to September 16, 2007
An early series of images of a 1990 tire fire in Ontario that lasted for 17 days addressed the artist’s concerns about pollution. A more recent series of images explore forest fires. Remarkable paintings vividly convey the horror of conflagration while the artist draws a context around the work that links pollution to climactic change, forcing a consideration of human impact on the environment. Jane Adeney, a sculptor whose primary medium is clay, depends upon fire as an integral part of her creative process. Using a smoke fired process that alters the surface of her work, Adeney’s abstract sculpture stands as an artefact of fire.
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