Continuum : a range or series of things that are slightly different from each other and that exist between two different possibilities.
April, 2023 at Centre Culturel Le Chenail Cultural Centre
2 rue John St., Hawkesbury, ON K6A 1X3
Meet the artists: Friday March 31, 4-8pm
Enjoy some wine & cheese along with live music. blairmackaymusic.com
Continuum uses collaborative art to explore the boundaries of abstract painting, collage, embroidery, mosaic, silk fibre drawing and photography to create cohesive but distinct works of art from a single inspiration/starting point. These techniques are used individually, and in combination, to create variations on a theme, all inspired by the prompt.
In our selected collaborative piece, a chosen photograph will be divided into six numbered sections - each artist interpreting an assigned section. There will be freedom to create a piece, solely based on the photograph section with minimal group discussion. The interpretations will then be assembled by section, to hang as a whole. Each artists’ techniques will be merged on a single canvas or chosen support to create a continuous integration of styles. The decision to have no restrictions in sizes and spacing is deliberate, adding another element to the whole. The creative and technical elements contribute to its unique characteristics.
When working with a single artist’s challenge or prompt we allow for in-depth discussions of the prompt, progress reports and “show and tell” - over Zoom and at our annual Artscape Gibraltar Point artists residency. The creative outcomes over the last 3 years (soon to be 4 years) have reflected world thoughts and attitudes, personal feelings and escapes. And always with a nod to the artistic continuum.
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.
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