New Exhibition: France Duff
Decor Style: A Portfolio of Classic Interior Designs
January 20 – February 22, 2017
Meet the Artist Sunday, January 22, 2 – 4pm
The work that will be featured is from the course requirements for an interior designer, done by France when she was a student at Niagara College, which gave her skills that she used throughout her career as a local designer. In those days, before computers and CAD, all drawings were done by hand, relying on tools like rulers and French curves. Proposals for customers were drawn and presented by the designer, and included both perspective and elevation drawings, as well as samples and vignettes. Frequently, the customer purchased the drawings as well as the furniture, accessories and decor services being presented.
The portfolio of work being presented shows the depth and breadth of this approach, rendered in different decor styles, such as Louis XIV, Queen Anne, and Modern, in a variety of colours and media. The exhibit shows the technical and creative skills necessary in the interior design profession, and also harks back to a day when computers were not so omnipresent in our lives.
Gallery Winter Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 12n – 4pm