Con­se­quences of war dis­played in ex­hi­bi­tion


A commemorative ex­hi­bi­tion will be shown in Mor­rinsville’s Wal­lace Gallery for six weeks, show­cas­ing the cat­a­clysmic events of war.

Hamil­ton artist El­wyn Stone cre­ated her art­works as a di­rect re­sponse to war and to the legacy passed on to the gen­er­a­tions who have not known war.

Her body of work has also evolved from a per­sonal war story, she said.

‘‘This col­lec­tion is unique in that, rather than fo­cus­ing on spe­cific bat­tles and ac­tions, it aims to de­pict in a con­cep­tual sense, multi-lay­ered, jux­ta­posed im­ages, a pre­cis of World War.’’

In­spired to de­pict part of a sol­dier’s story dur­ing the war, Stone cre­ated a se­ries of multi-me­dia works.

‘‘It is a win­dow in time through the lens of a woman’s per­spec­tive on war,’’ she said.

The ex­hi­bi­tion of­fers the au­di­ence a place to pause and re­flect on the com­mem­o­ra­tions around World War 1, Stone said.

‘‘These art­works are a poignant re­minder of loss, achieve­ment, trans­for­ma­tion and re­mem­brance.’’

‘And When He Was Called, He Went’, show­ing at Wal­lace Gallery, 167 Thames St, Mor­rinsville un­til March 19.

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