18 January - 15 February 2019 at Ace Art inc. 2nd Floor, 290 McDermot Ave

Seasons of Togetherness incorporated drawing, collage, and animation in an installation about human interaction and connection. Inspired by fantasies found within thrift-store relationship guidebooks, self-help Internet articles, and step-by-step illustrations, Gillies has made a playful attempt to discover new ways to experience closeness with others and the world around. Source materials have been abstracted through processes of re-creation and interpretation, amplifying both the awkward strangeness and beauty that exist within formalities of expressing.

Created through a practice of working intuitively and experimentally, the exhibition navigates a meandering course across themes of human connection, social convention, and ritual.

With the generous support of the Winnipeg Arts Council with funding from the City of Winnipeg

Thank you to Karen Asher for installation photography.

An essay by Hagere Selam ‘shimby’ Zegeye-Gebrehiwot about Seasons of Togetherness.

A video of me artist talking