Aboreal Forest, new work from Karen Curry....more details to follow
Avenues To Stillness | is an on-going series of large photographic prints from Karen Curry. These panoramic images continue the exploration into elements of remote landscapes that begun in her series Points of View.
The photographs in both series were taken with a 35 mm camera. The individual images have been cropped in the camera and are not manipulated before printing. The photographic images are printed on watercolour paper using an archival inkjet process.
"In recent years I have taken an increasing number of photographs of some of Canada’s remote areas in Ontario and British Columbia. The images from these locations, where man’s impact is kept at bay and the powerful forces of nature prevail form the basis for Points of View & Avenues to Stillness.
I work within monochromatic palettes, and utilize aspects of chiaroscuro so that within each image what is hidden and what is revealed by light becomes of primary importance.
Each image offers an insight into a moment where light, texture and the isolation implied by the composition conspire to bring the viewer to an aspect of stillness and contemplation."
BIO | Karen Curry is a visual artist working in the mediums of photography, painting and printmaking. Toronto based for 20 years, she moved to Gabriola Island in 2009 where her studio is now located. Born in Yellowknife, the quality of light and the vastness of the north have left an indelible mark on her work. Karen Curry has exhibited widely in both solo and group shows nationally and internationally. Her work is held in numerous public, corporate and private collections.
A Thin Place | A Thin Place, refers the “thin places” of Celtic spirituality. Thin places are doorways between the everyday world and the world of the spirit: any location where the veil between the physical and the metaphysical is lifted enough that someone might pass back and forth between them.
Medium: Mezzotint on Gampi chine-colle on to BFK.
Image size: 7.25" X 14.25" on 15" X 22"
Edition: #7 of 10 for suite, individual prints available
A massive granite breakwater becomes a metaphor for the intersection of two worlds. A world where the power of nature confronts the hopeful yet ultimately fragile attempt by mankind to protect itself.
"I have long been fascinated by the earth’s thin places. It was only after I began this series of works, where the uncontrollable forces of nature press in upon this simple but imposing human construction that I realized that this location is for me a thin place. The ephemeral nature of fog also serves to force one to acknowledge the unknowable. Atmosphere both literally and figuratively alters our perception of things. It has been my challenge as a visual artist working in this series to wrestle with depicting an atmosphere that is in equal measure inviting and fearful."
Print sales & artist inquiries can be directed to Diana Millar firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen's paintings can be viewed through her website; www.karencurry.ca
Please contact the gallery if there are any works of interest.