Have been very busy settling into the new/expanded studio space at Harcourt House, and getting the work for the Residency underway … photos of the space to follow in a post very soon!
Doing lots of drawing right now too – finishing up a fabulous class with Jesse Forchuk at the U of A Extension studios. It’s been an amazing, eye opening experience!
BUT … what I really want to talk about just now is a group exhibition coming up very soon!
I will have a selection of mixed media work in “Lost and Found” at the Art Gallery of St Albert; the show opens December 1 – and runs until January 28 2012. I’m really excited about this show, and the work I have in it. If you get a chance, drop in to see it – and leave me a comment!! Let me know what you think.
The AGSA says the following about the show:
Lost and Found
Dec 1, 2011 – Jan 28, 2012
Featuring: Paul Burwell, Cynthia Fuhrer and Sydney Lancaster
Nature and reality challenge the constructed world and the imagination in the art exhibition Lost and Found.
Paul Burwell gives us a closer look at the smallest elements of winter: snowflakes. Macro photographs transfused with light reveal the hidden facets of these fleeting pieces of natural art. Burwell finds and captures the beauty of these unique structures before they melt and are forever lost.
Cynthia Fuhrer draws the faces of people who do not exist. Through figuration and abstraction, faces emerge from her subconscious mind and are preserved as graphite drawings. Fuhrer transforms these faces into clay sculpture busts, allowing the material to be present and giving life to lost human images.
The interplay between the constructed world and the natural world is explored in Sydney Lancaster’s mixed media assemblages, which incorporate found objects and
beeswax. Lancaster traces the connections between physical objects, the landscapes in which they are found and the influence they have in constructing our personal and collective memories.
These artists reveal what is both lost and found, hidden just below the surface of our perception, in this diverse group exhibition.