Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Buzz on Broadway - Start Spreading the News ....

Start spreading the news,

It's started today....

There's a Buzz on Broadway,

Not in New York, New York .....

I am not going to do the whole song, don't worry.  But it's probably stuck in your head. isn't it?

So, hopefully you can make it out to my exhibition at the Craft Council on Broadway, (come and be a part of it ... sorry couldn't resist)  of the printmaking installation called Continuous.  Inside the Craft Council I have installed 48 panels of larger than life bees on beehive frames, starting at the the front of the gallery as a healthy, thriving colony and ending at the back as a colony that has collapsed.  My artist's statement reflects upon this current ecological challenge we face, with the demise of bee colonies and our limited ability to respond. The exhibition also includes beehive sounds and the smell of beeswax to add to the sensory experience.

Included in the exhibition, there is an interactive wall of prints that allows you to move prints around to change the perspective of a beehive frame, with tessellating pieces that fit together in unending combinations.   Additionally, I have created a 24 foot print, which also tessellates.  Outside the gallery along Broadway I have installed in the trees on the meridian links of clay hexagons.  This part of the work incorporates another aspect of my artist's statement, reflecting on how we are all linked and need to work together in our communities to ensure its health and sustainability.   There is also a piece of the life cycle of the bee made using a reductive technique, dipped in beeswax, and suspended from a beehive frame.

Come on out to the artist's talk Thursday, October 20th, at 7 pm, and the official opening on Friday, October 21st from 7 pm until 9 pm.  at the Craft Council 813 Broadway Avenue.

Oh, and I am going to New York next spring.  I will be singing the song in my head all the way on the plane there.


Monday, September 19, 2016

September 2016 Update

Galleries West Fall Edition 2016

My installation printmaking exhibition made the Fall Issue of Galleries West!  The image was taken at the Gallery in Okotoks this past May.  It is currently in a crate making its way back to Saskatoon after its second show in the Kootenay Art Gallery, to be shown at the Saskatchewan Craft Council from Oct. 7th to Nov. 19th.  It will be the 300th show in the history of the Craft Council.  I have made 300 engraved miniature bee prints that will be on sale during the show at the Craft Council Gallery gift shop.  The Craft Council started to represent my work this summer, so stop by the gift shop and take a peek at some of the creations that I have there. 

In other art news, I have part of my nest series in Mexico this fall.  There will be 3 locations in Puerto Vallarta for the exhibition that I am part of, currently it is at Museo de Arte Peter Gray (universidad de Guadalajara/Cetro Universitario de la Costa); the entire exhibition will end in late December.

The Vancouver Biennial International Miniature Printmaking Exhibition (BIMPE IX) accepted 3 of my works, and the show opens Sept. 20th.  There was a size restriction for the proposal, and the show has artists from all over the world represented, so needless to say, I am rather proud to be a part of it.  I am travelling there to see the show and will provide an update in a future post.

Check out the miniature size of this nest!  Need a dime, anyone?

Monday, August 15, 2016

Human Beehive Video

This a quick walk through my most recent installation piece. It is 1200 sq ft of printmaking to replicate a beehive. The installation also includes melting beeswax so that you can really feel like you are there.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Nidificate Installation at Cube Gallery, Ottawa

The exhibition at Cube Gallery in Ottawa. 

64 sculptural printmaking pieces, paintings and other prints.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Slow Emergency Instalation Castlegar Sculpture Walk

Here are the images of installation in no specific order.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Slow Emergency - Castlegar Sculpture Walk

Slow Emergency - Castlegar Sculpture Walk

Here are some in progress shots of the plexiglass beehive that will be in the Castlegar Sculpturewalk for the next year.