Fichu: Solo exhibition by Emily Smit-Dicks in Gallery A at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Fri. Oct. 7th, 7-10PM

Artist Talk: Sunday Oct. 16th, 1-3 PM at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Fichu, presents sculptures and wall works using found materials and textiles. Materials such as silk, cotton, mesh bags, wire, and rusted metal encircle, enclose, wrap, and layer upon each other. Objects support and suspend from one another to drape, dangle, sway, and spin.


The Unexpected, by Joshua Thorpe and Emily Smit-Dicks, published by Swimmer's Group.

Now available at Type Books and Art Metropole.

Press Release: By turns humorous and delicate, nostalgic and blunt, The Unexpected turns away from the clamour of current affairs to tell a story of love in a hundred pages of slowly unfolding scenes in melancholy and joy. 

Somewhere between flash fiction, poetry, and picture book, The Unexpected is short and descriptive, rhythmic and melodic, and visits topics as diverse as rain and wind, sumac and pine… and birds that “make dirt on men and women’s heads.” 

The images, some quickly scrawled in ink, others more carefully daubed in wash, show us foxes, feet, and streetlights at night. Scenes, it almost seems, from some storyboard of dreams, dreamt at the edge of sleep.