George Gilmour Members’ Gallery
A threshold is a point of access, or a moment for beginning; a space in time that can remind us that nothing is permanent and everything is fleeting.
Threshold, an exhibition by Laura Bydlowska, is an examination of parallel environments and the imaginable entry point that may at times join the two. In many of Bydlowska’s works small habitats perch perilously above cavernous spaces. In their isolation, these familiar structures play a stark contrast to the harsh conditions that loom just below the surface. In some works the connection between these two worlds is blurred, as shadowy caverns envelop miniature buildings and hidden markers of civilization, such as a tiny ladder, pock a barren terrain. Ultimately, Threshold reminds us that all environments converge and nothing is immutable, man-made or natural.
Laura Bydlowska is an artist living and working in Toronto. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Studio Art from the University of Guelph and a Master of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. As a graduate she interned at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, England, and later became an artist member at Open Studio. Her print work has been featured in a variety of exhibitions including a traveling exhibition with the Ontario Society of Artists and Open Studio’s annual Artist Proof Sale and 100 Prints show. Bydlowska works primarily in the print medium of etching.