Narwhal Projects is pleased to share gallery artist Carly Waito’s participation in the upcoming group exhibition at super/collider in London, England.

Women of Rock
September 25 – October 30, 2015

Print House Gallery
18 Ashwin Street
London, England E8 3DL

science in general and geology in particular have long been dominated by the male gender. some modern day geologists have adopted an Indiana Jones Type A personality, lending their expertise to oil companies and mining concerns; venturing to the far reaches of the planet in a machismo race for resources. at the other extreme, the stereotype of the geeky mineral collector is inevitably male – yet over the past few years a distinctly female fascination with geology, minerals and meteorites has emerged. in this mixed media group show, creative science agency super/collider showcases some of the beguiling results

Regine Petersen’s Find a Fallen Star and Sophie Rose Asquith’s Sylacauga 1954, Thixendale 2013 examine extraterrestrial geology – fragments of distant asteroids and their interactions with humanity when they strike the Earth. venturing underground, Flora Parrott’s Fixed Position explores the caves of Brazil while Carly Waito’s meticulous oil paintings of crystals reveal a deeply-held fascination with the natural treasures that arise under immense pressure and time. similarly, Jessica Herrington’s crystal and rock inspired sculptural works exude a playful understanding of the processes that shape our planet. Rachelle Bussières’ abstract works display distinctly geological overtones, with her unique solarised gelatin silver prints in particular questioning the relationship between photography chemistry, architecture and geology. Ilana Halperin’s intricate Physical Geology traces the artist’s geologic journeys up volcanos, under the sea and into the human body while Meike Nixdorf’s Your World Transforms uses a combination of rendered imagery and photography to examine how geological changes are often invisible on human timescales and, indeed, undesirable in a world where we prefer to see the Earth as a constant in our lives

opening reception: 6-9pm on 24 September 2015 with a ‘Women of Rock’ playlist curated by BEAT Magazine

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Toronto-based artist Carly Waito was born in Manitouwadge in 1981 and raised in Thunder Bay. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, Waito co-founded the ceramic art and design studio coe&waito with Alissa Coe in 2005. The partnership is known for its elegant products and sculptural installations inspired by the natural world. As a painter, Waito has continued to pursue this inspiration, with a focus towards geology, geometry and ideas of wonder and curiosity.

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Carly WaitoQuartz Mountain 14 x 11". Oil on panel. 2014

Carly Waito
Quartz Mountain

14 x 11″. Oil on panel. 2014

Carly WaitoDioptase II 8 x 10". Oil on panel. 2014

Carly Waito
Dioptase II

8 x 10″. Oil on panel. 2014

Carly Waito Rhodochrosite II 6 x 8". Oil on panel. 2014

Carly Waito
Rhodochrosite II

6 x 8″. Oil on panel. 2014

Carly Waito, Smoky Quartz X, 2014

Carly Waito
Smoky Quartz X

8 x 10″. Oil on panel. 2014

Carly WaitoTangerine Quartz8 x 8in. Oil on panel. 2014

Carly Waito
Tangerine Quartz

8 x 8in. Oil on panel. 2014

Carly WaitoAmethyst Mountain III 16 x 13". Oil on panel. 2014

Carly Waito
Amethyst Mountain III

16 x 13″. Oil on panel. 2014

Carly WaitoFlourite Mountain 10” x 8” unframed, Oil on panel. 2013

Carly Waito
Flourite Mountain

10” x 8” unframed, Oil on panel. 2013

Carly WaitoAmethyst Peak 12 x 12". Oil on panel. 2014

Carly Waito
Amethyst Peak

12 x 12″. Oil on panel. 2014