Fluid includes photography, sculpture, painting, and mixed media artworks. Some of the works deal directly with issues surrounding water, while others investigate the theme in more abstract terms. The seven artists make philosophical, artistic, and conceptual observations about the complexity of the relationship between human beings and the environment. The exhibition offers an array of interpretations about the status of water as an endangered yet vital natural resource. The seven artists explore this global concern on a personal level in a variety of artistic expressions.
The IRIS Group was formed in 1996 as a collective whose aim is to raise levels of access for women in the arts, to share ideas, and offer mutual support. Members are located in Durham Region and meet to develop projects that further the overall intentions of the group. The IRIS Group is a member of CARFAC Ontario and The Red Head Gallery.