My daughter Mallory Rose Bogaert (remember this name because I believe she will be a famous artist one day) ...... I digress.............
Mallory had her final art gallery show at Gallery 1313, Queen St W. in Toronto Thursday March 3, 2016 presenting her Thesis/Body of Work for OCAD University. The entire exhibit was called Get A Load referring as well to 3 other talented students who constructed their thesis with "Loaded" subject matter.
This show is still on until Sunday March 13, 2016, if you want to see it, it is still up!
Not only is Mallory a talented painter, she also recently took on thread painting as part of her repertoire and made this a focus of her body of work.
I have to say she excelled and made us very proud parents. I know I am extremely biased but the praise was flowing for Mallory at her show (by other viewers than her family) . I do believe honestly she has some serious talent!
To gain an understanding of her work, Mallory's artist statement is as follows:
"My practice is based on past memories experienced in my childhood.
My works capture these memories, and intern the viewer is invited to formulate their own reading and narrative around the work.
These works are fabricated using manual thread-painted embroidery and other textile-based materials. Through the act of sewing and constructing these pieces the childhood memories are reconstructed. In my practice the materiality is literally and metaphorically mending"
Pictures do not do it justice, but I tried with my limited photography skills to do the best I could.
This is a humorous childhood view of the many times the swear jar had additions to it!
This body of work involved not days, not weeks, but months of work since September 2015 and it showed. The day after the show I was amazed and I am sure in the days to come I will still be in awe at how much work was put into Mallory's final thesis for her Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Mallory had significant challenges over the last 3 years believing that she could do such a well developed body of work. Mallory proved that she is strong, smart, hard working, organized and extremely resourceful and fully capable!
Yes I do believe we have a Thread Painting Savant on our hands, I am admittedly biased, but I am extremely excited to see her art work to come!
Congratulations to my beautiful daughter Mallory Rose Bogaert!