The Eastern Edge Gallery is jointly exhibiting Jinny Yu's (NB/ITALY/ON) Me(n)tal Perspectives and Francine Lalonde's (QC) Flexible Spaces.
A study in architecture and architectonics. Working on aluminum sheets Jinny Yu's Me(n)tal Perspectives creates unusual depths out of flat surfaces with her blueprint-like scapes. Yu paints precise, straight-lined foregrounds overtop dense, erratic graphite pencil, forming a scaffold of distance and proximity. Francine Lalonde's Flexible Spaces feels like it was left in the path of a glacier – Massive, clean peaks emerge from the gallery walls creating white on white interruptions in the neat planes of the viewing space. Both artists play with perspective, Yu through her invitations into multiple planes, and Lalonde through her interventions in the gallery itself. Well worth seeing.
(July 1 – August 12. Tuesday – Saturday, 12-5pm. Free. Eastern Edge Gallery, 72 Harbour Drive, 739-1882.)
– Lesley Thompson