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The Gardiner Museum’s “Transformation by Fire” Shows the Power of Art

A piece from the Gardiner Museum’s Transformation by Fire show (photo: Allan Nackan)

FEBRUARY 7 TO APRIL 28  Just as clay is sculpted by hands and heat, so too can a person’s experiences be molded and reconciled through art making. That’s the idea behind the newest exhibition at the Gardiner Museum. For 10 years the institution has welcomed women who have lived through intimate violence to workshops at which they’ve created ceramic art to express their pain and rediscover their strength. The unique results of the Gardiner’s sessions are collected in Transformation by Fire, which simultaneously offers a compelling rebuke of violence against women while showcasing its creators’ inspiring resilience in the face of trauma. —Craig Moy

>> Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park, 416-586-8080; gardinermuseum.on.ca
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