Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Oct 29-Nov 18: Shari-Anne Gibson art show

New Drawings and Paintings by Shari-Anne Gibson
at Little Mountain Gallery
October 29th - November 18th, 2009
Opening: October 29, 7-10pm

Little Mountain Gallery 195 East 26th Avenue at Main Street
Hours: Wednesday-Friday: 1-5pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Monday-Tuesday: Closed
In this new series on canvas and mylar, Shari-Anne Gibson re-invents the traditional landscape by creating interrupted and dislocated scenes. Historically, the natural world is praised for offering the viewer rest and fullness, a respite from the frenetic activity of daily life. And yet, today, our experience of landscape is constantly interrupted: by power lines, newly paved roads, cell phones. Being drawn in to a quiet centre is truly rare.
We cannot fully climb into these images, but are forced to consider the painted, solid surface that surrounds and invades the scenes. These inconsistencies generate meaning and challenge our experience of natural beauty.

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