24 Hours in the City, Group Exhibition, Red Eye Gallery, Distillery District, TO, 2007.
Artist Statement for 24 Hours in the city: 4:00 AM is a fertile, dreamy time where the unconscious often gets to come out and play. The Yogis say there is an ebb in the energy field of the earth at 4:00 AM and they urge students in ashrams to dedicate this time of day to the Divine. I became familiar with 4:00 AM as a young mother during those sleepy night-time feedings and later during fervent sleepless nights of worry.
These days, the wee hours of the morning are more peaceful. Listening to the sounds of bird calls and the subdued sounds of city life, I plan my day and pay attention to my intentions or ponder timeless big questions from the haven of my bed. 4:00 AM is a fertile, dreamy time indeed.
About the Exhibition
24 Hours in the City is a collaborative effort celebrating LuminaTO. Janet was chosen to respond to the time 4:00 AM with two paintings titled Dream Time 1 and 2. Over the past five years, RedEye Studio Gallery has built a strong reputation as the place to go to find interesting work by dedicated artists at a reasonable price. The RedEye artists were excited by the vitality that LuminaTO was bringing to Toronto’s art scene through its diverse offerings. In December of 2006, a call was put out for emerging artists interested in joining the celebration. Eleven artists were selected and the project came alive.