Things we Found at the Lake

Cath Hughes

Feb 9-Apr 1

Opening Feb 9th 6:00pm-7:30pm

At first glance Cath Hughes’ depictions of lake scenes appear to be archetypal views of our west coast summers at mountain lakes and creeks.  On closer inspection, however, the viewer encounters incongruous hybrid characters, animals, and figures from British folklore and European mythology.  The artist draws upon her personal history as a British immigrant to Canada and reflects upon the conflation of cultural traditions and histories from her dual nationalities to create otherworldly compositions with a surreal aesthetic.