More Than Me: A Creative Interface

Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 9:00am to Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - 5:00pm
Tett Centre Gallery
Dianne Lister, Diane Reesor

Dianne Lister is a multi-media artist whose work is grounded in photography. She has exhibited in Scotiabank CONTACT Photo Festival (1998, 2013), SPARK Photo Festival (since inception in 2013). Her work has won awards in juried shows in Ontario. The exhibition "The Travelling Blue Dress Project" (2018) was a successful month-long show held at the Kawartha Art Gallery. Her most recent exhibit, "Grey Matters," (2023) was a collaboration with Michael Harris experimenting with finding the backbone of an image through digital black & white photography. Diane Reesor grew up with strong connections to an Old Order Mennonite community, a culture of plain people who wasted nothing, and cherished everything. Doing patch work, making clothes and creating fine needlework were valuable skills passed on from women to women. Her grandfather was a harness maker and taught her to sew with less traditional materials, and the importance of good design and properly made patterns. Diane creates hand-made original works of art by commission through her business "Sentimental Cloth" and exhibits regularly in art fairs and festivals.