WHO NEW?! Art Crawl – Meet The Venue – The Front Room Gallery – #WHONEW

Today’s “Meet the Venue” post is The Front Room Gallery!

Ritual Practice
Ritual Practice – Brought to you by The Front Room Gallery

When I first heard that another gallery was opening across from Bohemia and Gallery 111 – I was overjoyed. A relative newcomer to Dunlop Street, the gallery celebrated it’s first opening reception, Nautical Remains, on January 25, 2014. The show exemplified the curatorial skills of Sarah Leonard, featuring works by Max Lupo, Aurelia Enselmoz, Betty Wilde and Grant Wilson, gallery visitors were greeted with a cohesive and brilliant show in a stunning space.

On the evening of the art crawl, please join us for TFR’s third show, Ritual Practice featuring works by Stephanie Moyle and two installations by myself (now you know where I’ll be the whole night).

Statement about the show:

Ritual practice…
a form, a sound, a rhythm. The practice of doing something over and over, the ritual brought into contemporary context. Aylan Couchie brings the idea of ritual as rite while Stephanie Moyle focuses on the ritual as repetition. Both artists harken to the past to drive their practice into the present.

Aylan Couchie is an Anishinaabe artist from the Nipissing Reserve in North Bay, Ontario. After living in Southern California for over a decade she returned to Ontario and settled in Barrie with her three boys. In the process of pursuing her BFA at Georgian College, she is currently exploring all mediums. She’s discovered her love of sculpture and installation over the past year as it best conveys the concepts behind her work. At times a commentary on social issues, her artwork is mainly autobiographical. She’s been the recipient of several awards and has exhibited in Barrie, Toronto and Serbia.

Stephanie Moyle is a Visual artist concerned with subversive relationships between people and production. She studied at Capilano University North Vancouver, Emily Carr Vancouver, and Georgian College Barrie. Currently focused on textile arts and conceptual relationships to handicraft and DIY culture.

Join the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1397757743828978/

A little more about The Front Room:

The Front Room is an artist-run commercial gallery space and design studio. Dealing specifically with collaborative and multidisciplinary practices, tfr strives to facilitate the introduction of unfamiliar and complex.

Through interactive and experimental exhibitions, tfr aims to higlight fine art within design elements. It is the mission of tfr to be a crux for contemporary art and performance. We strive, as players within the local community, to provide a setting for sharing and camaraderie; supporting the building of an identity for art and culture- in Simcoe County, and beyond.

Keep up with The Front Room Gallery’s upcoming shows by liking their page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-front-room-gallery/215801065117154

Check out their website here

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Aylan Couchie is an Anishinaabe interdisciplinary artist and writer hailing from Nipissing First Nation in Northern Ontario.

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