Pest, detail
Pest, detail

insects and toy parts

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Walking Sticks
Walking Sticks

twigs and toy parts

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leaf with glass eye (from 18th century)

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Pest, detail
Pest, detail

insects and toy parts

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Pest Control

September 28, 2019

Orillia Museum of Art & History

30 Peter Street S

Orillia, Ontario


September 28–October 13, 2019


Will McGarvey and Ninette Gyorody

Thames Art Gallery

November 10, 2017

2017 Juried Exhibition Ontario-Wide Biennial

The exhibition will feature artists:
Elaine Carr, Danielle Coleman, Vanessa Cornell, Sherry Czekus, Robert Davidovitz, Sharon Hunter, Michaela Lucio, Alexandra Majerus, David McDougall, Ian McLean, Natalie Nadeau, Sasha Opeiko, Maureen Paxton, Amy Swartz and Kimberly Tucker.

Juror Kendra Ainsworth, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, and board member at Gallery 44, will be in attendance to congratulate the Ontario artists featured in this multi-disciplinary exhibition.

Ainsworth identified “of the 95 artists who submitted work this year, those whose work is included in the final selection demonstrated a strong command of medium, and - a theme that emerged as I reviewed the submissions - a strong sense of history, be it of material, tradition, or the personal.”

August 16, 2017

August 16 - September 3 2017

Reception Thursday August 24, 5-7pm

Back to the Drawing Board is an exhibition of the collaborative work of artist-educators at the intersection process and labour. The show features large-scale, mixed media and site-specific installations of collaborative drawings.

This work is supported by the Ontario Arts Council

Excerpt from Down the Rabbit Hole, Capacity 3 Gallery

June 17, 2017

Exhibition in the Boarding House Arts Building

6 Dublin Street in Guelph ON

June 17 - July 27 2017  EXTENDED TO AUG 12th

Opening Reception Saturday June 17 1-3pm

Down the Rabbit Hole, Robert Langen Art Gallery Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo ON January 3 - February 11 2017

January 03, 2017

New work exhibited along with all 12 cases of Pest installation

Pest at the Redpath Museum McGill University, Montreal QC June 19th - September 18th 2016 

September 18, 2016

Artist Talk: How Pest Happened

Sun Sept 18 11:30 am

Monsters and miniature fantasy hybrids, museum dioramas, hyper real images from news headlines and the unseen world of the imagination are rich creative territory for Toronto-based visual artist Amy Swartz. In this artist's talk Amy will explore how  soldiers, princesses and farm animals mix with bees and butterflies to reveal patterns within the human world. The artist will also discuss her process, research path as well as her artistic inspirations and the ethical challenges revolving around collecting from the natural world for art making purposes.

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