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Nurielle Stern: Fable

Thu Oct 17, 2019 to Mar 31, 2021, All Day


The Gardiner celebrates the inauguration of the Joan Courtois Gallery, spanning three levels of the Museum’s soaring staircase, with a commissioned work by Nurielle Stern. Drawing from medieval European manuscripts and relief sculpture, Fable features a fantastical cast of cats, mice, and mythical creatures. Stern’s innovative lattice-like components emphasize the vertical space of the gallery, marrying clay with stained glass and polymerized gypsum.

About the Artist

Nurielle Stern is an emerging artist and graduate of Alfred University’s renowned MFA program in Ceramic Art. Stern first exhibited at the Gardiner Museum in 2013, and in 2015, her interactive installation, The Bone Runners, was presented at the Gardiner as a Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Independent Project.

She received the 2018 Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee Emerging Artist Award, and is the 2019 winner of the Winnifred Shantz Award for Ceramics.

Header image: Fable, detail; ceramic and stained glass; 2019