From Darkness Comes Illumination by Gillian Worsley


Exhibition: From Darkness Comes Illumination
Artist(s): Gillian Worsley with Seonas MacMadh
Opening: Saturday, October 11th 12-4pm
Exhibition runs: Oct 11 – November 1

Deer Lake Gallery
6584 Deer Lake, Burnaby
Gallery Hours: 12-4 Tuesday – Saturday

Gillian is inspired by words and their connection to how they make us feel; whether it be song lyrics, poems, quotes or fragments of ideas. She wants people to look at each personae apart from how they are recognized in the public eye. By creating portraits with words, she finds herself connecting with the subject matter in a way that is unrestrained and unrefined. It enables the viewer to look deeper into the persons whom she has portrayed. Gillian seeks to forge a bond between the words and the audience but, most importantly inspires people to appreciate and to celebrate each other’s lives – collectively or otherwise.

Gillian works with a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, screen printing, installation art, textile and film.

Seanas was enlisted by the Civil Disobedience Company in 2010, Seonas began serving as a creative consultant. His primary focus is the acquisition, procurement and, cataloguing of Civil Disobedience Company artifacts. Seonas also serves as a conceptual designer for the eponymous clothing line.