Sunday, September 27, 2015

Studies - Finished

About two weeks ago I finished the studies I had experimented with all summer. At some point I thought they might just stay in the 'sketch' stage, but after all the work I put into the experiments, I was hoping to get a few finished pieces out of all the plates I etched and I'm happy I did. I got six different successful compositions with the image elements I used. The layering of imagery is still quite challenging for me, but I also got some unpredictable results with the interaction of figures and forest, for example, that create an interesting relationship between the two. I played with imagery of the disappearing forests in Paraguay, the idea of enclosure and private property through the building of fences, people's displacement through large land grabs, cut off pathways and separations. My general topic is still the changing landscapes in the Paraguayan Chaco due to growth, expansion and destruction in the area.
I haven't titled any of the prints yet, so at this point I call them studies. The top three are 45.5cm 45.5cm each and the bottom three are 30cm x 30cm. (They work better horizontally, hanging side by side because they create a kind of continuity rather than being displayed in this vertical format. Click on one image to enlarge and view as slideshow).

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tandem: Going Places Together

Please join us for the Opening of our exhibition "Tandem: Going Places Together" on September 11, 2015 at 7:30pm at the Mennonite Heritage Center Gallery in Winnipeg. If you can't make it to the opening, the show will be up till October 27th.

Terry will show functional ceramics on wooden structures which invite the user to consider the conscious action of drinking and using a vessel. I will exhibit a selection of thematically diverse suites of prints from the past two years that reflect on life and the engagement with our surroundings.

Canadian Mennonite Cover and Preview

The Canadian Mennonite magazine printed a nice preview of my upcoming two-person exhibition (with my husband Terry Hildebrand) "Tandem: Going Places Together" at the Mennonite Heritage Center Gallery in Winnipeg. What a pleasant surprise to find myself on the cover! Click here to view the Canadian Mennonite. The preview article by Aaron Epp is on pages 28 & 29.