Gallery in the Attic

Home of the Little Red Hen

“The Significance of Insignificant Matter”

An entire body of work, carefully imagined, envisioned, and executed, now fills the Work Room at Gallery in the Attic.

It’s the brainchild of Lyall Brownlee, and you’ll probably either love it, or hate it. Lyall’s work has an effect on you; you can’t be neutral towards his creations, they demand your attention.

The current show includes painting, sculpture, video and animation, but it all works together and its parts speak to the whole. He’s been called the “Tolkein of weird” by Trout in Plaid… but personally I think he’s the love-child of Matt Groening and Hieronymous Bosch. Read his artists’ statement below, then come see the show to decide for yourself.  ~ EF

On till the 29th of March, Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-5PM


The Significance of Insignificant Matter
by Lyall Brownlee

In our physical universe extraneous particles of matter are organized by invisible forces to become the objects which form our reality. Similarly making art is the act of coordinating individual materials to construct a meaningful piece of work. In the case of the latter this transformation from erratic bit to object is abetted not just by the laws of physics, but by the will of the artist.

In my imagination I’ve constructed an alternate reality. The things I physically see, read, do; nature, beliefs, culture, social interaction, rock and roll, cartoons are all put in to a mental blender and the product is an odd illustrated world populated by strange characters, and their warped mythology. This inner universe is my reaction to the world around me, and has evolved to represent my own personal philosophy of sorts.

As an artist I’ve been able to bring this place out of the plane of my imagination and share it by forming this collection of objects that provide it with a physical representation in this world. Globs of acrylic paint, chunks of wood, canvas, bits of data have all been brought together to craft a window in to that alternate universe which had previously only existed in an invisible dimension. Each singular object an important bit of the puzzle which has come together to become, “The significance of insignificant matter.”

For collaboration or commission contact


One comment on ““The Significance of Insignificant Matter”

  1. Reblogged this on Electric City Art Lodge.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on 21/03/2014 by in Uncategorized and tagged , , .

GITA location

Upstairs at:

140 1/2 Hunter Street West, Apt C
Peterborough, Ontario
K9H 2K8


%d bloggers like this: