Thursday, 19 May 2011
Rebecca Vidotto Installation
A miracle happened on Friday the 13th, of all days: we had a small break in the incessant rain that allowed us to visit the James Street North Art Crawl in Hamilton. The May exhibits were all stronger than usual. Loose Canon hosted The Sky is Not Only Beautiful, a three-person show of emerging artists: Kearon Roy Taylor, Rebecca Vidotto, and Connor Bennett. Taylor and Bennett exhibited prints worth a repeat visit when the gallery isn't so crowded. Rebecca Vidotto's poetic and imaginative installation of drawing, collage, and vintage ephemera swept me off my feet. This is work that a viewer can immerse oneself in: it is like a wordless Dadaist story, with the story changing with each new viewer. A native of Guelph, Ontario, Rebecca studied fine arts at McMaster University and was just accepted into the ceramics program at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. I look forward to seeing how her work develops. Rebecca Vidotto is an artist to watch.