Friday November 13, 2015 - 7pm to 9pm
The works in Landing carry evidence of water and geologic history through the markings of erosion, the presence of groundcover, or the formation of clouds. In her artist statement, Anne Meredith Barry writes, “I live surrounded by an environment which is characterized by constant change…turbulent coastal weather, four dramatically different seasons, and the endless rhythmic migration of iceberg, whales, seabirds and sea creatures. … Everything outside my windows is both in harmony and conflict. … As I work in my studio, this ever-changing kaleidoscope of patterns and times is in my mind.”1 The artists in this exhibition deeply engage with the land through direct interaction, mapping, research, and communication. Rather than fitting into the strict tradition of landscape art, they either focus in to study the textures and colours of ground, waterways, lichen, mosses, and sky or take a broader perspective and animate geography.
1. “Anne Meredith Barry,” Women Artists in Canada, Collections Canada entry on Anne Meredith Barry
Photography by Lesli Michaelis Onusko