In partnership with Discover Charlottetown, The Salvador Dali Cafe presents a new visual art series curated by Monica Lacey. Their first exhibit features Teresa Kuo and Melissa Morse, on view from January 19th to March 2nd, 2023.
There will be an opening reception in the Cafe on Sunday, January 22nd from 5 – 7pm!
About the Exhibit:
Teresa Kuo and Melissa Morse are two prolific PEI-based artists whose work transforms the mundane with precision, humour, and fresh perspective. Themes of women, water, and daily life can be found throughout their drawings and paintings. Their work captures moments, and weaves a narrative that is just out of reach as it winds through glimpses of pop culture, waves of human emotion, and dips into the surreal.
About the Artists:
Teresa Kuo is a Taiwanese Canadian animation filmmaker and artist from PEI, Canada. Teresa received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Animation at Concordia University and Master of Education in Leadership in learning at UPEI. She works primarily with traditional watercolour and 2D animation, bridging the line between digital and organic. Teresa has worked as artist in residence, curatorial intern, guest speaker, and workshop facilitator at UPEI, FilmPEI, Art in the Open, and this town is small. She has an animated film called Where My Branches Stem currently in production.
Melissa Morse studied at the Ottawa School of Art and OCAD University, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts. She draws mainly with liquid ink on paper. She loves high contrast, high drama, old Italian art, comics, outer space and nostalgia. Melissa lives in Summerside, PEI. Also, sometimes she’s funny.
About the Curator:
Monica Lacey is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, curator, educator, and arts administrator. She is driven by curiosity, service, and the pursuit of beauty in all its forms. She has curated projects for this town is small inc. in her previous role as Executive Director, as well as independent projects including the Fitzroy St. Tiny Art Gallery, a miniature art space on her front lawn.
Monica has received numerous awards and grants for excellence in her work and service to her community. Her artwork is held in public and private collections across North America. She lives in Charlottetown on unceded Mi’kmaq territory.