On Sept 6th we opened Lauchie Reids third solo exhibition at Narwhals new location at 2104 Dundas Street West in Toronto. Hyacinths & Thistles features fourteen works of oil on birch panel that invite viewers into a well-developed world of the unknown and underrepresented. The works function as captured moments in the lives of an extensive cast of odd and compelling characters, many of whom have roots in the collaborative fine art entity Team Macho, of which Reid is a founding member. From haunting and uncomfortable to endearing and almost comical, Hyacinths & Thistles provides a dark underpinning to Team Macho’s playful yet rigorous commitment to visualizing a history of the strange.
Thank you to all who came out to help us celebrate on this beautiful Autumn evening. Special thanks to Genna of Club Sandwich for her Baroque chocolate creations. Hyacinths & Thistles runs until Oct 4, 2014. The exhibition is open Wed-Sat from 12-6pm or by appointment. The gallery is free and open to the public.