YUKON ARTISTS @ WORK PRESENTS:
“Contraction and Expansion”
New works by Aimee Ellis
Runs April 9 – May 1, 2021
Drawn to coloured glass her whole life, it was while working as a librarian in Whitehorse that Aimee first attempted creating with fused glass under the guidance of Jeanine Baker. Aimee established her home studio in 2008, and has been independently experimenting and creating with fused glass ever since.
“Like the rest of the world the pandemic is changing my life in unpredictable ways. The way I look at travel has transformed significantly. I used to think of travel as discovering and exploring new places, though upon reflection over this past year I’m now seeing travel more from the perspective of building and maintaining relationships.”
“As is the case for most Yukoners, the majority of my family and friends live elsewhere and I miss them. This show is an exploration of my connections with my family (biological and chosen) who live outside, an exploration of what the Yukon as home means to me, and the barriers the pandemic has erected between outside and the Yukon. While my world has contracted over the last year, it has also simultaneously expanded as I reach out and am seeing it in different ways.”
The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM. We are located in the bright blue building at 4th Avenue and Wood Street in Whitehorse.