Open Studio, Print Sales Gallery
June 17, 2016 – July 16, 2016
Paper is a common print surface in printmaking, but many contemporary print media artists are exploring alternative print surfaces. Beyond Paper is a group exhibition that presents work which utilizes alternative print substrates such as ceramic, fabric and wood rather than solely paper. Work by Laura Bydlowska, Pam Lobb, Liz Menard and Theresa Morin examines the fragile existence of nature. Each artist emphasizes such fragility by working with non-traditional surfaces for their print-based work.
- Astrid Ho, Curator
May 20th- July 10th, 2016
Chung-Im Kim & Pam Lobb
In the work of Chung-Im Kim and Pam Lobb the materiality of our everyday surroundings is confronted, both in its making and in its textural expression.
Chung-Im Kim screen-prints, stitches and contorts industrial felt into grid-like patterns that curve in organic architectural formations, echoing 3D topographical maps. Bright reds and strong graphics punctuate the neutral colours. Dangling threads whisper the beauty of the handmade and underscore Kim’s delicate balance between tradition and technology.
Pam Lobb’s sculptural paper and lace constructions recognize the social context and creativity of women’s work in rural Ontario. The delicate and whimsical objects are overlaid with embroidery that highlight sections of the crocheted patterns and insert motifs from porcelain china. The pieces embody a feminine history and point to the possibilities of creating new narratives.
- Ilse Gassinger, Curator
Articulations, Earl Selkirk Gallery
June 20th 2015 to August 23rd 2015
Merging is a continuation of paper and fabric sculptures that Pam Lobb has been developing over the past 5 years. Hand printing etchings, lithographs, and monoprints onto fine Japanese papers, she then moulds them together with fabric. The end result is reminiscent of fine porcelain.
The base of each piece is a handmade doily collected from New Hamburg, Goderich, or Clinton, Ontario. The doily constitutes the dominant part of the work, and represents Pam’s eagerness to engage with objects, stories, and people from the past. The printing in the foreground of each piece is inspired by the imagery found on Victorian dinnerware. Such dinnerware continues to be passed down from generation to generation in the communities mentioned above. Receiving dinnerware also is similar to receiving the stories of the past.
As part of the window installation there are living flowers drawn through the holes of the lacework. Each stem has a water container that must be refilled to throughout the duration of the show. The act of tending to the sculpture is similar to revisiting stories. There is the opportunity replace, exclude and care for the parts that are meaningful to you at the time.
Many aspects of these rural communities are changing. Originally from Clinton, Pam continues to observe environmental changes, a decreasing population, and rapid job losses in her hometown. Each of her sculptures is a nostalgic observation of a region under stress and hopeful view of its transformation.
June 22nd - August 2012
Tammy Ratcliff & Pam Lobb
- Renann Isaacs, Curator
June 1-30th, 2012
September 12- October 12, 2013
Andrea Stajan-Ferkul, Lorraine Roy, Pat Hertzberg, Alice Vander Vennen, Pam Lobb, Sophie De Francesca, and Lynn Jackson