Friday, April 17, 2015

Wild Pure Aesthetic Wonder installed in St. John's Newfoundland

installation photo of the exhibition by Philipa Jones
Judy Martin's piece is on upper right
From March 21 to April 25 Wild Pure Aesthetic Wonder exhibition is installed in the gallery space of the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Spora, 24 individual spores by Barb Daniell
The curators, Gloria Hickey and Philipa Jones spoke about the work and the process creating an exhibition of new work by 21 artists on April 15.

This is part of their written statement about the exhibition.  "In an increasingly urbanized and technologically advanced society, wilderness may well be our most rare and precious resource.  Pristine wilderness cannot be manufactured.  Wilderness is at the heart of Gros Morne and the challenge we set to our artists was to bring the wild into the heart of their art.  From across the country they have responded with works that show wilderness in ways that are delightful, interactive, poignant, brave and seductive."
Installation of Wild Pure Aessthetic Wonder , photo by Philipa Jones.

List of artists in this exhibition:
Margaret Angel
Kelly Bruton
Kailey Bryan
Barb Daniell
Deb Dumka
Frances Ennis and Maxine Ennis
Rosalind Ford
Susan Furneaux
Jennifer Galliott
Alexe Hanlon
Linda Hope Pointing
Rilla Marshall
Judy Martin
Sarah Minty
Rachel Ryan
Kumi Stoddart
Stephanie Stoker
Amy Todd
Jessica Waterman
Shoshana Wingate

To view a slide show of all the artwork, please click here.
 Judy Martin's Beginning of Time with two young visitors at the opening reception, photo by Philipa Jones
The exhibition continues at the Craft Council Gallery until April 25
59 Duckworth Street, St John's Newfoundland 

Then it will on view in Gros Morne National Park at the Woody Point Discovery Centre for the entire summer until the end of Fibre Arts Newfoundland conference October 18.

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