Join me this September 21st at the Kootenay Gallery in Castlegar to celebrate the launch of a new body of paintings and sculpture-
PAN-DULUM: A Call to Unreason is a new body of painting and sculptural work that I am preparing for two upcoming exhibitions, Kootenay Gallery in September, 2018 and Grand Forks, Gallery 2 in February 2019 and then at the Langham in Kaslo in 2020. The work is a response to the pendulum of emotion between hope and fear and is a invocation to Pan, the pagan god of nature to bring us to our senses. It draws on my research into madness, addiction and mythology. It uses the human and animal face as messengers of emotion to convey poles of instinct and emotion states of anxiety and transcendence.
The work continues my interest in exploring new processes of building a painting and in translation of my two dimensional imagery into three dimensional forms.
The work was made possible by a generous project grant from the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.
A selection of Pan-dulum: A call to Un-reason will also be exhibited at Gallery 2, in Grand Forks, BC in February 2018. Curator, Tim Van Wijk
samples of what is going on in the studio towards creating Pan-dulum and some work from last year’s UpStream Benefits exhibition at Touchstones Nelson. The last two work are sculptural pieces created during an independent study at KSA in the Bronze studio two years ago.