Today is opening day for my solo exhibition and installation called "Improv" at the Sivarulrasa Gallery in Almonte Ontario. Over the past few years I have assembled a series of paintings featuring works that talk about the randomness of nature and how it is always changing. This collection shows how I capture moments in time freezing them in one instant.
In this installation I have included three elements from nature. First when you enter the gallery space you see the "Twig Rain" featuring a branch of leaves and twigs suspended from the ceiling. As the show continues, the leaves change over time, as does nature in the external world. Below that I have assembled a slice of a pine tree that was removed from our garden. When it dried, it split, in that split I have added shards of glass resembling sap that oozes from trees. Lastly, I have in the center of the gallery, the "Rust River" where you will see smooth river rocks parting for the river of rusted metal that flows through the middle.
Please join me for my artist talk and virtual vernissage live on Zoom from my studio: Wednesday August 3, 7:00pm-8:00pm. You can join from the comfort of your home – email the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this Zoom event.
I am preoccupied by the intuitive journey that paint takes me on with its colour and texture when working with layers that can be revealed through scratching back, rubbing away or lifting, to bring back the history of the previous layers.