EXHIBITION: Posi~Vibes | Illustration x Ceramic Work by Benjamin Woodyard
OPENING NIGHT: Friday, June 24, 7-10 PM, artist in attendance
DATES: June 24 to July 23, 2016
WEBSITE: possibleworldsshop.com | benjaminwoodyard.tumblr.com
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The next Possible Worlds exhibition presents the work of Ottawa-based emerging ceramicist and illustrator Benjamin Woodyard.
In Posi~Vibes, Woodyard explores his experiences of grief and growth following university graduation in 2014, his mother's death shortly thereafter, and striking it out on his own as an artist in Ottawa.
Initially using black and white journal-like zines and sketches to chronicle emotions arising from parental loss, the banality of everyday life, and existential questions entering adulthood, Woodyard's work shifts as he comes to terms with his internal struggles.
In this new phase of work, he has begun to experiment with the creation of crude yet colourful ceramic sculptures, or "posi-vibes", that reflects a different outlook for more positive surroundings, a stronger artistic voice, and a desire to connect with others through human experience again.
*Curatorial text by Possible Worlds Co-Director, Melanie Yugo
Opening night is Friday, June 24, 7-10 PM at Possible Worlds with artist in attendance.
** Entry is free and open to all.
Benjamin Woodyard is an Ottawa-born artist who works predominantly in ceramics, but also writes and draws . He received his BFA from NSCAD University in 2014. His first book, ‘GRIEF', was self-published in 2014.