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 Exhibitions...


 

"A Second Look"

Focus Gallery, Arts Underground, Yukon Arts Society, Whitehorse, Yukon, June 3 - 27 2015

Discovery Gallery, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, AB, September 5 - October 17 2015

a self directed exhibition with Yukon contributions by

Shiela Alexandrovich, Helen O'Connor, Jeanine Baker, Leslie Leong, Marlene Collins

 

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"Remnants of Community"

a solo exhibition of:  

15 Historic Alberta country churches and their stories         

2008 to 2012
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"Well In Hand"

 Feature Gallery, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton October 4 to December 24, 2014

 A group exhibition that reflects aspects of human-equine relationships

"Along The Trail"

Bronze, Copper, German Silver, on barnboard,  6"x6"

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 "On The Land"

Bronze, Copper, German Silver, on barnboard,  6"x6"

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"In The Pit"

Bronze, Copper, German Silver, on barnboard,  6"x6"

"With Heart"

Bronze, Copper, German Silver, on barnboard,  6"x6"

"Through The Air"

Bronze, Copper, German Silver, on barnboard,  6"x6"


 

 


"Continuum"

Feature Gallery, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, July 12 to Septemmber 27, 2014
An invitational exhibition exploring the creative exchange of teaching and learning

 

 

A Few Words

Teaching for me is a voyage of self discovery.  I find myself looking at how I respond to comments and questions, how I find new ways to get my points across, how I interpret their responses, enthusiasms or them.  I also find that challenging them to learn new ways to think, to interpret their ideas gives me the impetus to try new materials, interpretations and ideas.

In challenging a group of artists to try something new and answer an interesting call for entry I found myself meeting my own challenge with a very different look.  These 3 pieces are the result.

 

"Blow It Away"

German Silver, acrylic paint, inkjet print, 6"x6"

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"Blown Away"

German Silver, acrylic paint, inkjet print, 6"x6"

 

"Blowing Around"

German Silver, acrylic paint, inkjet print, 6"x6"


 'SEEING RED'

Calgary Jewish Community Centre gallery,  June 10 - August 13 2013

a juried exhbition

"works related to the color, or any other inherent meaning related to the expression "seeing red"

Artist Statement:

Literally ‘Seeing Red’:  Both pieces; ’The Buffalo Hunt’ and ‘Travelling Cree’ were crafted completely in Copper, which to metal artists is a red metal, thus a red palette.

Apparently ‘Seeing Red’:  The first explorers of North America were trying to get to India, thus the ‘red’ skinned peoples that they met they called Red Indians.

Feeling the ‘Seeing Red’:  Seeing Red is  another expression for Anger.  The displacement and minimalizing  of the First Nations people and the destruction of their way of life by the European settlers has created a lot of anger. 

 

 

 

'The Buffalo Hunt - Apologies Paul Kane 1876'

 6 inches (15cm) wide, Copper

mounted on 6 inch x 6 inch steel

'Travelling  Cree - Apologies Paul Kane 1876'

 6 inches (15cm) wide, Copper

mounted on 6 inch x 6 inch steel


 

 “In The Red”

Created for the Alberta Craft Council’s exhibition: “In The Red”, 2011

“In the Red: creation from deficit”: invited Alberta craft artists to create their own craft-based and written reactions to arts funding cuts in 2010. 

Statement:

I  decided to bring my love of history into this piece.  I chose the iconic image of the hopeful goldminers ascending the Chilcoot Pass on the way to Dawson City during the goldrush of 1898.  the images of these people repetitively carrying huge loads up the pass, only to go back down and get another until they had a ton of goods at the top of the pass.

The Alberta Governments lack of interest or understanding of culture, of ‘cultural industry’ is reflected in the steepness of the journey and the ‘you’re on your own’ feeling compared to the obvious baling out of various companies and industries, tax relief, subsidies and so on.

The cutting of the Culture budget itself was, to me, a statement of ‘We Don’t Care about you’  or a ‘you’re unimportant, what you do has no meaning’ on the behalf of OUR government.

Budget cutting just adds ‘weight’ to the load on my back, as I have to not only get my work into the public eye, but I feel like I also have to justify my existence at the same time.

I want the piece to be simple; there’s nothing complicated about the value of culture and especially the value of those who CREATE and EXPRESS our culture.  I feel sorry for those who understand only the ‘business model’

"Step By Step"

Copper, Stained Glass, on Steel

5 inches W x 8 inches H,

mounted on 8 inch x 10 inches