Since I personally find the concept of diversity fascinating I thought I would share a little bit about some of the works soon to be on display. If you are in the area I hope you will drop in to see the show first hand.
|Arriving at Sidney Spit|
The West Coast's Chesterman's Beach in Tofino and the small part of the Salish Sea we experienced at Sidney Spit inspired our experience of water and its power. These water bodies hypnotized us visually during both office hours and at sunset. They tempted us under a rising full moon and during leisurely strolls at a peaceful low tide, igniting our curiosity and providing the starting point for our respective projects.
|Lesley Turner dwarfed by logs washed ashore|
Leann Clifford was drawn to patterns found on surfaces. She used fabric and stitch to simulate the visual texture of a large body of water as it is affected by current and wind and transcribes itself on the sand in sculptural ripples.
Similarly searching out pattern on the forest floor, "Ripple" is a composite of duel locations that document aspects of her visual journey out west.
Wendy Klotz, the bravest bathing beauty among us all took to the waters in Tofino, in October, mind you, in the true English fashion.
Demonstrating her passion for the felting process, Wendy translated temperature and fibre into sea kelp, referencing the sculptural nests and sinuous specimens torn from the seaweed forests holding fast to the ocean floor off this surging coastline.
Donna Clement similarly focused on texture in her pieces that explore west coast forest specimens, arbutus, and cedar. Donna used a variety of processes that included felting, dyeing, and stitching to hint at the essence and colouration of these individual species
We hope you will take the opportunity to see these works and others first hand. Stay tuned for details on the installation of our show which will be taking place in the coming days,
The exhibition opens on March 26th and continues through to April 18th, 2019.
Portals Gallery is open Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat noon-3