exhibition brought together twelve Vancouver artists to explore the
shapes and emotions surrounding
very foundation of our being, the creation and growth of life itself. Curator/artist, Gregg Simpson, who also exhibited his work, stated:
The theme of Fertility Rites evolved from my preoccupation with the sensuous lines and patterns generated from a nucleus, or embryonic shape,
in some of my abstract work. I was interested to see if the work of other artists also reflected an interest in depicting the life force.
orifices, and wombs of Sonja Bunes, Marta Pan and Carol Dukowski
reflect a woman's perspective
whith allegories of pregnancy
and birth presented in the figurative works of Joy Zemel Long and Thomas Anfield. The spiritual overtones associated with the theme are reflected by
the fertility goddesses of Pnina Granirer's Venus and Kundalini friezes and the ancient dietics invoked by Carole Driver's enigmatic sculptures.