Exhibition: "just turn your head a little"
March 2 - April 13, 2019
|Work in progress:|
my installation artworks with Frances' paintings.
Frances and I brought her paintings last weekend, and then I spent the week at the Leighton Art Centre, conceiving, creating and installing most of my work on location.
|In the main gallery:|
my hanging drawings move with the slightest change in air currents,
such as those made by the movement of people in the gallery.
All my pieces, by concept and by materials, relate to the LAC in some way.
The hanging drawings of trees intertwined with circles were created by dipping twigs and branches in ink, and hung from a branch at the top. This reflects the beautifully treed environment around the house, and the cycles of nature.
|First wall piece: tea-dyed paper|
The circle on the far wall was created with tea-dyed office paper. This reflects the fact that the late Barbara Leighton liked to offer her guests tea, and also the current work of administrative staff at the Art Centre.
|Second wall piece: strings and stones.|
A circle created with strings and stones reflects the the simultaneously energized and peaceful feeling that pervades the property and house.
|Third wall piece, in the hallway.|
A multi-circular piece reflects the undulating landscape and mountains, as well as a light sense of playfulness, which I believe would resonate with Barbara Leighton as evidenced in her own artwork.
There is a fourth wall piece which uses sections of tree roots. No photo yet, but it is reminiscent of music, and the tree roots indicate that what lies underneath the surface is very important for understanding the history of a place.
Reflections: the hanging drawings in action.
Warm thanks to the very fine folks at the LAC (including the "spirit of Barbara Leighton") for allowing me to take over the house this week!