Karilee Fuglem Karilee Fuglem
8 February – 6 April 2003

Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens

Employing modest materials such as plastic bags, chewing gum, tape and fishing line, the work of British Columbia born Montreal artist Karilee Fuglem makes non-visible phenomena seem palpable. Fuglem's site-sensitive installations emphasize ways of knowing and understanding through sensation and visceral comprehension, rather than intellect alone.

For her exhibition in Gairloch Gardens, Fuglem considers the lives this specific building has housed as both a home and an art gallery. This work continues the artist's investigation into the lives lived, conversations, even ideas, that might have a presence that lingers in spaces for us to engage at some later moment. Fuglem's work embodies and encourages these abstract and ephemeral moments of engagement that heighten our sensual intelligence, the spatial and tactile senses that arise through one's visual and kinetic interaction in the world.

Karilee Fuglem's most recent solo exhibitions include Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, Pierre-Francois Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montreal, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, and Plein Sud, Longueuil, Quebec. Her work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions including La Centrale, Montreal, the Dunlop Gallery, Regina, and the Montreal Biennial 1998. Fuglem's work can also be found in the collections of the Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal, and the Musee du Quebec.

Curated by Kim Simon