Three Way Mirror

December 1, 2022 – January 21, 2023

About the Program

Three Way Mirror features work by Daniel Barrow, Glenn Gear, and Paige Gratland. As three Generation X storytellers with a shared affinity for queer reclamation strategies and decorative craft traditions, the artists began collaborating in the summer of 2018 at the Intergenerational LGBT Residency at Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island. Expanding this connection, they came together at Eastern Edge in St John’s this past summer, where they engaged local community as a queer craft circle, exploring a skillsharing approach to creative exchange.

In a third iteration of their collaborative relationship, Barrow, Gear, and Gratland will spend two weeks in the grunt space in advance of the exhibition opening, sharing practices and bringing together their work for Three Way Mirror. Shaped by the upheavals and isolation of the last 3 years, the artists will explore in situ the intimacy created when people work creatively together. It is a multi-faceted curiosity: the material intelligence of paper cutting, leather-work, weaving, and beading—born in each of their practices through years of learning, intergenerational exchange, and queer support networks—intersects with time-based storytelling, animation, and documentary film. Woven throughout is a conversation with each other and the wider community, and Three Way Mirror finds in their shared sensibilities (and distinct practices) a space for queer craft legacies to be created, shared and have their stories told.


Accessibility Support: Keimi Nakashima-Ochoa
Accounting: Linda Gorrie
Administration: Meagan Kus
Archives: Dan Pon and Jessica Fletcher
Communications: Katrina Orlowski
Gallery Assistant: Hedy Wood
Grantwriting Support: Mary Ann Anderson
Installation/Preparator: Kay Slater
Photography: Dennis Ha
Programming: Vanessa Kwan and Whess Harman
Tech: Sebnem Ozpeta


2022.1201 THR


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