Randy McWebb and Jim Poole

Randy McWebb’s "Beyond the Gate" and Jim Poole’s "Places, Faces, Carapaces - The Hard and the Soft of It" are both on exhibit at Strand Fine Art Services until June 24, 2017

Jim met Randy McWebb at Fanshawe College. They shared a passion for art and life and became fast friends and collaborators. Jim often joined Randy in foraging for materials in the forests and on the shorelines in Ontario. McWebb and Poole were in several group shows in London back in the 80’s.

When McWebb asked Jim to show pieces in this exhibition he happily agreed."

Opening Reception: June 2, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Show Runs Until: June 24, 2017

Randy McWebb, Untitled Carving, Re-purposed found wood
Jim Poole, Tail Biting Tiger Turtles, Ink on Paper

More About the Show

Andrew Smyth, Strand co-owner states:

“Randy’s work is all carved from found and reused wood and fibres. Barn Boards, split rails, old nails, driftwood, feathers, tree knots, all are ideal raw materials,

When at school, Jim often joined Randy in foraging for materials in the forests and on the shorelines around London. Jim still collects pieces of raw material for Randy on his West Coast wanderings. Randy’s inspiration comes from within, inspired by the concept of birth, coming of age, death, and renewal. There is an ageless, timeless feeling to his carvings. They have a timeless and ageless patina.”

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