Fall Exhibition 2013

Fall Exhibition

September 7, 2013 – November 17, 2013

The Grand National - 2013

Fall Exhibition

Reception: Sunday, Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Meet the Artist Talk: Saturday, October 19th, 2013 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Cathy Farwell || Relative Distance

Cathy Farwell’s body of work titled “Relative Distance” is inspired by her recent trip to New Zealand and features work depicting mountains, forest, sea and shore that echo the landscape the artist viewed as she sailed around the islands coast. Having been deeply moved by the forces of nature the artist exhibition will feature an immersive installation of landscape images, comprised of highly crafted copper panels. The material nature of the copper panels echo the artist’s interest in reflecting on humanity’s innate sense of frailty and resultant need to distance oneself from nature by creating protective shells. Farwell’s beautiful crafted works are the result of four years of experimentation with copper patination and the etching process. In keeping with the environmental content of the work, Farwell’s executed her images with household ammonia, table salt and tap water.

Kathryn Bemrose || The Above Series

Kathryn Bemrose, courtesy of De Luca Fine Art Gallery, exhibition titled “The Above Series” includes a series of large scale oil paintings that were inspired by the artist having observed car tracks in the snow viewed from her second floor window. Striations and scratched paint surfaces characterize the work as well highly visceral paint surfaces that protrude in topographical relief. As such, Bemrose echos the movement of our living experience within her work. Like the meteorologist who tracks weather patterns, Bemrose’s works feature clouds thematically reoccurring and observed from above. As the cloud is both a product of the discharges of industry and changes in the weather patterns, the works suggest the viewer contemplate the effects industry has on our environment and the problematic position in urban society, where the natural world seems so remote.

Nicole Waddick || Strata

Nicole Waddick’s exhibition title “Strata” is based on the rolling grasslands of Southeastern Saskatchewan and the shapes of the spore bearing apothecia of the lichen that proliferates in the harsh climate there. Having been awarded the Medalta International Artist Residency at the Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, provided Waddick the experience of observing Medicine Hat’s unique geographical features and subsequently served as the impulse for the creation of her work. As a multi-disciplinary artist, the exhibition will feature both freestanding and relief sculptures as well as the artist’s subtle gradated acrylic paintings on wood panel. This capacity aids in the works emitting a quiet and contemplative quality. The aforementioned qualities serve in the artist ultimate goal which is to provide the viewer with a visceral feeling of finding sanctuary.