The Four Housewives of the Apocalypse opens March 14 at the Thames Art Gallery

Laurie Langford exhibit "The Four Housewives of the Apocalypse" runs from March 14 to May 4. Photo Thames Art Gallery
Laurie Langford exhibit “The Four Housewives of the Apocalypse” runs from March 14 to May 4. Photo Thames Art Gallery

The Thames Art Gallery has announced a new exhibition,  “The Four Housewives of the Apocalypse” by CK artist Laurie Langford.

Nadja Pelkey wrote about the exhibition, “Langford’s ‘The Four Housewives of the Apocalypse’ is a richly decorated environment. Each life-size figure is heavily detailed, almost completely encrusted in domestic ephemera. Previously used and useful household objects are dismantled and reimagined as weaponry, limbs, and symbolic tools for the ‘Housewives’ to employ… Previously Langford worked with shadowboxes, creating shallow dioramas with the artifacts of kitsch. The scale of this work allows her to physically enter the work, and construct an immersive environment as opposed to a glimpse through a window.”

Laurie Langford practice encompasses printmaking, photography, shadowboxes, and installations. Her work has been presented at ARTspace and the Thames Art Gallery in Chatham, Ontario; W K P Kennedy Art Gallery in North Bay, Ontario; and at the SB Gallery in Windsor, Ontario. She has served as guest curator at ARTspace, and her writing has been published in The Globe and Mail. Langford strives to create dialogue about the private and public aspects of women’s lives, both past and present, through dark humour.  Born in Toronto, with her formative years spent in Prince Edward Island, Langford now lives and works in Chatham, Ontario.

The artist reception will take place Friday, March 14 at 7 p.m., 75 William Street North, Chatham. Laurie will be present to discuss her work. Admission is free and the event is for all ages. The Gallery is open seven days a week from 1 to 5 p.m. This exhibition runs until May 4.

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