An installation in Gallery II, February 9 – March 15, 2024

Gayle Kells at Sivarulrasa Gallery

Reception/Meet the Artist: Saturday February 10, 2pm-4pm

From February 9 to March 15, Sivarulrasa Gallery is pleased to present GAYLE KELLS: EMBEDDED in Gallery II. This deeply moving installation by Ottawa-based artist Gayle Kells features paintings, drawings, and sculptural assemblages centred on the dress as a symbol of both beauty and pain. Continuing her exploration of identity and the female body, the artist uses vintage corsets, undergarments, and found objects, embedding them with thousands of pins – straight, sequence, hair, safety, or pearl – to reflect on the female form and the extent to which the body is used as an objectified site.

Gayle Kells completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Ottawa. She has received grants from the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts. Her work has been exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions and is held in private and public collections including the City of Ottawa’s Fine Art Collection. She has been a member of the Enriched Bread Artists studios in Ottawa for over 25 years.

Reception/Meet the Artist: Saturday February 10, 2pm-4pm. Artist Gayle Kells will be in attendance.

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