Beth Stuart's second solo exhibition at ESP Gallery is an enigma ripe for the expounding. She moves between mediums and dimensions with ease, and as the shapes, colours and textures of her work cozy up to one another, the interactions between them hint at a disjointed story. The gallery has become a chrysalis: one thing is morphing into another and we have caught them midway. The paintings are shifting off-square, forms are accessorizing with hats and earrings, the macaroni is becoming sublime, the chain won't hold, the moon is falling down. Stuart has left space for viewer-driven narrative and it is the tactile and precise quality of her work that draws you in to find out how a shroud can be loud.
Loud.Brown.Shroud. runs until July 14 at 1086 1/2 Queen St. West