McIVERS Jillian Cavelle Parsons will open her solo exhibition, entitled Jill + Shark Are Friends, today at the Full Tilt Creative Centre in McIvers. It will run until Sept. 27.
A graduate of the visual arts program at Grenfell Campus of Memorial University in Corner Brook, Parsons says the exhibit explores the ephemeral world of human subconscious.
“The exhibition explores a lifetime of the artist’s dreams, which feature a reoccurring entity — a great white shark,” stated a prepared release. “Dreams may be rationalized as nothing more than a manifestation of our subconscious thoughts, fears, insecurities, hopes, and desires; Ms. Parsons invites us to take a look into this sometimes unseen, or unspoken of, world.”
Funded in part by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council’s Spring 2012 Professional Projects Grants program, the project featured in the exhibition is a continuation of Parsons’ 2010 video short titled “Jill and Shark Are Friends.” In the creation ofwhat she describes as an absurdist dreamscape, there is the “exploration of the boundary between attraction/repulsion and fear/joy.”
Full Tilt Creative Centre is a 25-hectare artists residency, organic farm, and art gallery owned and operated by Colette Urban. A well-known Canadian performance artist, Colette has recently featured in Katherine Knight’s “Pretend Not To See Me,” the art of Colette Urban.
Full Tilt, opened in 2006, has hosted multiple visiting artists, artists in residence, and local art exhibitions; including several exhibitions by Stockpile Artists Collective.
An opening reception for Jill + Shark Are Friends will take place 4-7 p.m. Viewing will be by appointment only, arranged by emailing email@example.com.