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Kathy Venter Sculpts Life at the Gardiner Museum

The Gardiner Museum features Kathy Venter's sculptures, like Coup-d'Oeil, this summer (photo: Gardiner Museum)

The Gardiner Museum features Kathy Venter’s life-size sculptures, like Coup-d’Oeil, this summer (photo: Gardiner Museum)

MAY 30 TO SEPTEMBER 15  The Gardiner Museum invites patrons to come face to face with the expertly realized sculptures of Kathy Venter. The South Africa-born, B.C.-based artist is celebrated for crafting—without the use of molds or internal armatures—evocative, full-scale clay figures modelled on contemporary members of her community but which nonetheless stand outside of time. Informed by historical sources such as China’s terracotta warriors and the Tanagra figurines of Ancient Greece, as well as the modern methods of artists like Viola Frey, Venter’s dignified, mostly female forms address life’s fundamental questions in an attempt to take the measure of our humanity. —Craig Moy

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