I may not be the most consistent blogger, but I break my 2 years of blogging silence with an exciting announcement that I have an art show opening this month in my hometown of Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario.
This is my first show outside of BC and it will run from January 15th to April 21st 2019 with the opening reception taking place on Saturday January 19th, 7-9pm. The evening will feature music from the amazing Paige Warner, a dear friend of mine and incredibly talented musician.
The series is titled Mimesis and consists of digital art prints and accompanying haikus that explore the imitation of shapes in the natural and synthetic environments in which we live. In a whimsical and quirky way these prints create interesting and even humorous juxtapositions of items including: whales and oven-mitts, mushrooms and umbrellas, basketballs and peaches, snails and lollipops, and so forth.
Though the images are playful in appearance, the series has a deeper side as the prints call the viewer to pay attention to the spaces we live in and the ways we overtake the environment with our synthetic imitations. In the words of artist and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy, “we often forget that we are nature…” so let us be inventive in our stewardship and creative in our coexistence with all living things.