Vicki Clough Curates

Musings on art and life.

Missing- a girl called Motivation.

Sunday is usually the day I write. Ordinarily, I’m quite happily poring over websites about amazing art- like a two year old that’s learned how to work the DVD player, and can put on anything they want. (I’ve actually seen this in real life, it’s pretty entertaining… “We’ll put on the Lion King again, just don’t tell Mom.”)

Anyway, not today. Today I pored over sites with a listlessness that is very unlike me; and so I guess this is a little bit of a cop out post because I feel like I should write something. My inspiration hasn’t failed me, it’s just taken a day off, but in searching for it I’ve come across some gems that I’ve either written about before, or probably will write about in detail in the future. They range a little in their intention, method and medium, but being an aimless Sunday, I’m hoping that I can be forgiven for this.

Shirin Neshat, Women of Allah, series 1993-7, Ink on LE gelatin silver print

I first wrote about Shirin Neshat for a photography class in College. I think I’d come across a book about her in the library, and been completely flabbergasted with her work. Her photographs are quite unsettling; but deeply poetic. The use of Persian calligraphy, which looks so beautiful; and the presence of weapons is a juxtaposition that I still find quite mesmerising.

Kris Knight, What The Moonflowers Told Me 2011 Oil on Canvas 30×40″

Kris Knight is a Canadian painter, based in Toronto, Ontario. His body of work is wonderfully executed, and somewhat reminiscent of 18th century portraiture. It’s got a depth and meaning to it that’s pretty exciting. You can read more about Kris’s work here.

The Peckish Moon – Meluseena print, Fujifilm crystal arhive paper 8″ X 10″ (available from etsy.com)

Lisa Falzon is an illustrator and artist based in Ireland. She creates whimsical prints, available to purchase on her etsy site, Meluseena; writes pretty awesome micro-fiction on her blog; and has another, Deviant art site- Dangerlabs.

So, at some point in the future, I hope to write more on all three of these artists, for now I’ll have to be content with my lousy attempt to write about not being able to write. Maybe my problem is not that I haven’t got the motivation; but that I have to much choice.. Maybe I need a holiday. Yeah, that must be it. I’m going with the holiday option..

(ps: none of these images are mine, and I shan’t be taking credit. They all link back to either the sites I got them from, or the artists sites themselves..)

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Vicki Clough

Vicki Clough

Vicki is an independent curator and craftsperson with a focus on socially engaged and participatory art and events. In January 2016 she helped launch Reconstructing Resilience, an ongoing research and curatorial project that aims to address the various forms of sustainable practice. She has been the Curatorial Director of Figment Toronto since 2014 and has also co-curated exhibitions including Move to Stillness, for the Harbourfront Centre's Kick Up Your Heels Festival (2015), The Duel, AGO First Thursdays (2014) and What Are You Made Of? OCAD U Graduate Gallery (2013). She initiated the Toronto based workshop model and website Polymers in Action: Socially Engaged Art and the Environment as part of her studies at OCAD University, where she obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree in Criticism and Curatorial Practice. She publishes on anything that interests her deeply and moves her to the point of lengthy verbal expression.

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