Fictional Winds is a new series of drawings by Toronto-based visual artist Kate Wilson. Wilson's images are simultaneously familiar and strange. Vegetation, molecular structures, architectural forms, and debris intertwine with fictional winds. Celestial bodies appear as molecular structures with planetary shapes -- retreating, expanding and in motion. Wilson draws within the expanded field of boundless space and sensation, connecting elements into fragmented, intangible narratives.
Fictional Winds is presented in conjunction with the upcoming DMG exhibition The body may be said to think (November 16, 2018 - January 26, 2019). Curated by Stuart Reid, the exhibition will pair the work of Wilson and Doris McCarthy.
Kate Wilson is a Toronto-based visual artist whose practice is fluid between site-specific large scale wall drawing projects, digital painting and animation. Wilson has exhibited nationally and internationally and is a recipient of awards from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts including the Canada Council for the Arts International Residencies (Paris). In 2014, Kate Wilson participated in the Ontario College of Art & Design University Digital Painting Atelier, Toronto, Ontario. Recent residencies include the Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence Program (2015) through the Ontario Heritage Trust, and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Late Spring (2017) residency program in Visual + Digital Arts. In 2016, Wilson participated in On Your Mark at the Varley Art Gallery of Markham, Markham, Ontario. She has also participated in group exhibitions at the Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France; University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, Buffalo, New York, USA; HeK (House of Electronic Arts), Basel, Switzerland; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA, amongst others. Recent exhibitions include Chemosphere, a large-scale site project at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery in Sarnia, Ontario. Wilson’s work can be found in many private, corporate and public gallery collections in Canada and the United States.