alleyscape studio
20 April 2017
Shadow Man
The concept for Shadow Man stems from a series of photographs during travels through Europe and Central Alberta. A series of mixed media works combining memory, experience and process, are also autobiographical relying on symbols to convey meaning and story.

Shadow Man is on exhibit at Harcourt House Artist Run Centre in Edmonton from 20 April to 20 May, 2017. Opening reception on Thursday, 20 April from 7 to 10 p.m.
1 January 2017
New Studio Hours
As of 4 January 2017, there are new opening hours for alleyscape studio:

Mondays 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesdays 11:30 pm to 4:30 pm

As always, appointments may be made by calling 403-597-9788.
27 August 2016
Secret Alley Gallery
This pop-up gallery concept takes a residual urban space and creates a unique and discoverable alley art gallery themed: Eyes on the Street. The small scale artwork is viewable from a short distance (<4'). A clean gallery wall surface on one side with the rough parkade wall on the other side, the gallery is open on both ends, and is positioned to allow accidental discovery flowing from a street to the alley in the back.

There were 200 submissions. My piece, Secret Alley was one of 21 chosen pieces. The artwork was on display on August 27 from 1:00 to 8:00 pm. All the work was offered for silent auction with all proceeds going to the artists.
30 May 2016
TimeLines
TimeLines is a series of ten drawings now hanging in the Corridor Gallery at the Red Deer Rec Centre.

For the past year I have been working on a series of paintings called Shadow Man. The figurative image that appears in each one comes from a photograph I took of my shadow photographing my shadow. (When I travel, I never appear “in the flesh” in my photos. Only my shadow indicates that I was there.) My initial proposal for this Corridor Gallery exhibit was entitled, Shadow Man: The Drawings. I didn’t know what I was going to do, but I did know the drawings would continue to explore this Shadow Man figure.

Alongside of my artistic practice, I am also interested in family genealogy. Several relatives on my father’s side have undertaken extensive investigations of family history as far back as the 15th century. As I was thinking about the Corridor Gallery project one day, I detoured into a reflection on the artisans and artists in my background.

As far as I know from the research, the artistic legacy in my family reaches back at least to the 18th century. Because I am the Shadow Man and this series is at least partly autobiographical, I decided to use the drawing project to explore the work of my ancestors using examples from several of their paintings, drawings, and prints. In order to match the simplicity or “essence” of my Shadow Man image, I created outlines of some of the elements in the work of my ancestors.

Each of my drawings includes several of these images, as well as a “timeline” that shows the date of its creation. And so this project has become a reflection on family, time, and continuity.

TimeLines runs from 30 May to 30 July, 2016.
2 March 2016
Storm Warnings
This exhibit of paintings has just opened in the Marjorie Wood Gallery at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. The series depicts monochromatic storms sweeping across textured landscapes. The series came about during a mixed media experiment and I am quite pleased with the outcome. Storm Warnings runs until the end of April.
27 November 2015
Refuge from the Cold
Four Shadow Man paintings are included in this group show at Pumphouse Theatre in Calgary. The exhibit is up until February 27, 2016.
26 November 2015
New Studio Hours
As of 27 November 2015, there are new opening hours for alleyscape studio:

Mondays 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fridays 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

As always, appointments may be made by calling 403-597-9788.
3 August 2015
Reliquaries
A reliquary is a container for relics. These may be the purported physical remains of saints, such as bones, pieces of clothing, or some object associated with saints or other religious figures. Or, they may contain objects considered magical, or the bones of ancestors.

While frequently taking the form of caskets, reliquaries range in size from simple pendants or rings to very elaborate ossuaries. Many were designed with portability in mind, often being exhibited in public or carried in procession on the saint's feast day or on other holy days. The earliest reliquaries were essentially boxes, either simply box-shaped or based on an architectural design. From about the end of the 10th century, reliquaries in the shape of the relics they housed also became popular; hence, for instance, the skull of Pope Alexander I was housed in a head-shaped reliquary. Similarly, the bones of saints were often housed in reliquaries that recalled the shape of the original body part, such as an arm or a foot. Post-Reformation reliquaries have tended to take the form of glass-sided caskets to display relics such as the bodies of saints.

A philatory is a transparent reliquary designed to contain and exhibit the bones and relics of saints. This style of reliquary has a viewing portal by which to view the relic contained inside.

The reliquaries in the PortHole Gallery do not contain bones, relics of saints, or relics of ancestors. But they do house memories, and in the long run, that is essentially what reliquaries do.
1 March 2015
Filtered
Filtered has been installed in the Milner Gallery at the Edmonton Public Library main branch. These ten paintings have been created around the remnants of used coffee filters. Not only is the filter part of each work but, in some cases, so are the used coffee grounds, as well as pieces of old pyjama bottoms because coffee is best consumed in the morning while reading the paper in the sunroom in your pyjamas. Filtered is on display for the month of March.
10 February 2015
Winter in Canada
This exhibition at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery in Minden Hills, Ontario, expresses Canadian artists' love/hate relationship with our Winter. Consisting of many different disciplines this is a remarkable collection of what can been seen when living through the cold, blustery months. Only we Canadians can truly speak to what it is really like to drudge through cold, winter evenings from works, trying to get a vehicle to run at sub-zero temperatures and the awe of waking to crisp, clear blue skies in a land of white after a whistling, driving storm.

My mixed media painting Solitude was chosen as one of the pieces by the jury.

"Winter in Canada" runs from February 10 to March 21, 2015.
4 January 2015
New Studio Hours
As of January 2015, there are new opening hours for alleyscape studio:

Mondays 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fridays 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

As always, appointments may be made by calling 403-597-9788.
21 November 2014
Alleyways - Patchwork Capillaries of Urban Living
This pop-up exhibition at the University of Alberta's Intermedia Research Studio, "explores the structures and cultures of alleyways – how we think, use, ignore, and improve these patchwork capillaries of urban living. Not quite traffic and not quite pedestrian, alleyways are relatively isolated and often overlooked spaces that intertwine neighbourhoods and (dis)organize everyday lives."

I have two drawings from my Alleyscape series of charcoal drawings hanging in this show: Golden Dragon and No Parking. The exhibit runs from November 21 to December 12, 2014.
2 September 2014
Asnuntuck Community College
Two paintings from the Filtered series ("Flitered #5" and "Filtered #8") were shown in Mixed Media, a "juried exhibition highlighting the diverse materials used in the creation of contemporary art works. Playing with the idea of fragmentation, this show aims to make apparent the importance of the medium in visual communication." The works of six artists from across North America were chosen for this show which runs from September 2nd to 12th at Asnuntuck's Corridor Gallery in Enfield, Connecticutt.

Eight pieces from Filtered originally appeared in Cafe Pichlingue (Red Deer, AB) in October 2012. The series will be shown again in March 2015 at the Milner Gallery, Edmonton Public Library.
2 September 2014
Monument at Blackfish Gallery
Blackfish Gallery in Portland, Oregon annually invites 12 guest artists to showcase work in Fishbowl Two, one of the gallery's two window spaces. Monument is on display there for the month of September.

Blackfish Gallery, established in 1979, is owned and operated by artists who represent a rich cross-section of the Oregon art community. The gallery is situated in Portland’s Pearl District, now the cultural, culinary and retail heart of the city.
8 August 2014
Siding 14 Gallery
I have been represented by Siding 14 Gallery in Ponoka for a while now and just last week delivered several new paintings for sale there. Mary MacArthur and Danny Lineham, the proprietors, are both delightful and fascinating people.
19 June 2014
Bread Basket
This membership show and sale is currently running in the Visual Arts Alberta gallery in Edmonton. The exhibit closes on August 1. I have two paintings in the show: "Ghost Ship" and "Memory of Love #3".
11 January 2014
HANJI
Twenty-four artists from the 2012 Alberta Craft Council exhibition, Pulp Paper Pages, have created new work using traditional hanji paper. This paper was a gift from the Hanji Development Institute in Wonju, Korea during an official visit to Edmonton. Following that visit, the Alberta Craft Council was invited to present Pulp Paper Pages at the Hanji Festival in Wonju, and to organize an exchange of artists.
6 January 2014
Tiny Moments
The Harris-Warke Gallery announces its next exhibit, Tiny Moments, by Red Deer artist, Paul Boultbee. The 365 paintings that constitute Tiny Moments are displayed as a calendar year, a “Book of Days” that fills the entire gallery. Each daily painting is supplemented by an item from the newspaper reflecting the best, the most bizarre, or the worst of society. Tiny Moments is an unusual diary of a year – an odd amalgam of the personal and the societal. Tiny Moments opens on Monday, January 6 and runs until February 15, 2014. A reception will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm as part of Red Deer’s First Fridays. The Harris-Warke Gallery is situated on the second floor of Sunworks in downtown Red Deer at 4924 Ross Street.
22 November 2013
Anonymous Art Show
The Anonymous Art Show is a popular fundraising event and group exhibition hosted by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council each year in November and December. There were hundreds of artworks to choose from by hundreds of artists, so there is something for everyone. All works are original, created on unframed 8” x 8” x 1 ½” canvas or wood panel. Each piece costs $100 and the sale of each piece is divided fifty/fifty between the artist and the NVCAC. The artist remains anonymous until after the purchase.
13 November 2013
Last Call
This group exhibition (November 13 to December 31, 2013) brings together work by artists who have been featured in the Marjorie Wood Gallery at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Last Call was originally meant to be the last exhibit before renovations began in 2014. These renovations have now be postponed.
14 August 2013
Papergirl Calgary
Papergirl, an art project from Berlin, advocates that art should be accessible to everyone. It has grown into an international worldwide art distribution phenomenon; a pedal-powered, volunteer based, community oriented art project. Papergirl redefines “street-art”. It also questions where the value and meaning lies in art: within the object itself, within its symbolic narrative, its economic prowess, its historical context and so on, and so forth.
What happens in a Papergirl project?
•A call for 2D artworks is made to the local community
•Artworks are collected and every single submitted work is exhibited
•Post-exhibition all works are rolled up, and delivered by Papergirls and boys on bikes to the unsuspecting public.

The Papergirl artworks numbered 422 artworks from 86 artists and were exhibited at Calgary’s EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts from August 14 to 17 and distributed to the public on August 18. I submitted six drawings.
8 June 2013
Pulp Paper Pages
This exhibition from the Alberta Craft Council opens today at the Leighton Art Centre and runs until 17 July 2013. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, 15 June 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. My piece, "Pulp Fiction: A Life in 18 Leaves" appears in the exhibition.
3 April 2013
Monument
This work, which speaks to memory and permanence and the need to leave something behind, was installed today at Calgary’s EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts. It is part of “A View Through the Glass: New Artists at the 7 Window Galleries”. Monument appears with Hakan Temuçin’s photographic interpretation of natural landscapes in an ordered world and Tim Westbury’s Ball & Stick, prints that create a twenty-four panel installation focusing on the legacies of scientific rationalism and the reintroduction of methods of inquiry now rendered obsolete. The exhibition, in the Window Galleries across from Max Bell Theatre, runs from April 5 to June 24, 2013. A reception will be held on Thursday, May 2 from 5 to 8 pm.
4 January 2013
Visiting Artist
I have just begun a term as a Visiting Artist at Red Deer College's Ceramics Department. My focus will be hand-building and sawdust firing in preparation for a spring show at Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts in Calgary. The show is Monument and builds on an original installation first shown at the Harris-Warke Gallery in Red Deer in 2004.

The Epcor Centre show will run from April 5 to June 24, 2013.
6 October 2012
New Studio Hours
As of October 2012, there are new opening hours at alleyscape studio:

Mondays : 11:30 to 5:00
Fridays : 2:30 to 6:30

As always, appointments can also be made by calling 403.597.9788
1 October 2012
Filtered
Filtered has been installed in Cafe Pichilingue in downtown Red Deer (4928 Ross Street). These 7 new paintings have been created around the remnants of used coffee filters. Not only is the filter part of each work but, in some cases, so are the used coffee grounds, as well as pieces of old pyjama bottoms because coffee is best consumed in the morning while reading the paper in the sunroom in your pyjamas. Filtered is on display for the month of October.
4 August 2012
Seductive Surfaces
Just finished this course, during the last week of Red Deer College's Series program, taught by Jean Pederson. Here is a description from the Series brochure:

"Create texture and add depth to your paintings in this experimental workshop. Using a variety of acrylic mediums you will learn to build up interesting surfaces and intriguing grounds that can be used within your paintings or as a base for finished work. We will explore techniques to achieve a variety of effects, including layering, texturizing, glazing, and more."

Good fun. Learned lots. Laughed even more.
29 July 2012
Spark Box Studio
Just back from a two week residency at Spark Box Studio in Picton, Ontario. Two weeks to think and create. Although I went to this self-directed residency with no clear purpose, I eventually came away with several ideas for ongoing projects. Such is the benefit of time away.

Picton (and Prince Edward County) is a wonderful spot for artists, foodies, and wine-lovers. Chrissy Poitras and Kyle Topping run a delightful residency program along with classes and workshops.
1 July 2012
Who Art Thou Again?
Following last year's successful show, Evanescence Gallery in High River, Alberta once again asked the question: By divorcing art from the artist (no visible signatures in this show!) could viewers come to appreciate an artwork for its own intrinsic qualities without being influenced by the artist who produced it?

I, along with 27 other artists, took part in this week-long exhibit which culminated in a successful and well-attended reception on July 1. There were 77 pieces of art on display (and for sale).

Well done, Arlene Westen Evans and Stephen Evans!
16 June 2012
Red Deer Artwalk
Another successful Red Deer Artwalk. Beautiful weather -- eventually Lots of friends and visitors! And even some sales! Thanks to the volunteer members of the Red Deer Artwalk Festival for organizing all the activities for Art Walk week.
8 April 2012
Pulp Paper Pages
Pulp Paper Pages is an exhibition featuring contemporary Albertan book and paper arts. My piece, "Pulp Fiction: A Life in 18 Leaves" was selected by the jury.

Paper and book arts are a vibrant aspect of contemporary craft. This major survey exhibition was proposed by Susan Kristoferson as a way to showcase the current environment of this area of fine craft. A joint project of the Alberta Craft Council and the Calgary and Alberta North chapters of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Arts Guild, this juried exhibition features a wide variety of forms, objects, approaches, techniques and concepts found in both the paper and book arts. 28 artists, from the 61 who submitted, were asked to show their work each presenting their own take on pulp, paper, and pages.

Participating artists: Kiki Benzon, Paul Boultbee, Linda Carreiro, Diana Un-Jin Cho, Linda Chow, Carla Costuros, Steven Dixon, Evangeline Enns, Dea Fischer, Jeanne Germani, Lisa Isley, Andrea Itzeck, Barbara Johnston, Eveline Kolijn, Susan Kristoferson, Brenda Malkinson, Tina Martel, Sara Norquay, Wendy Passmore-Godfrey, Thea Lynn Paul, Janice Peters, Brian Queen, Ros Schell, Susan Seright, Gloria Stack, Romy Straathof, Claire Uhlick, Dirk van Wyk, Renate Worthington

Alberta Craft Council Feature Gallery Edmonton, AB | April 14 - July 7, 2012

Leighton Art Centre Gallery Calgary, AB | Summer of 2013
7 December 2011
Grave Matters
Grave Matters just transferred from the Corridor Community Gallery to the Four Corners Gallery at Red Deer College Library.

Grave Matters, a series of collages incorporating drawing, photographs, textures, and colour, is based on time spent at a two-week residency at Spark Box Studio in Ontario reading a 259 page unpublished genealogy of my father’s family from the late 17th century to the present; almost daily walks through Picton, Ontario’s Glenwood Cemetery, reading and photographing gravestones; and, on my return, several days wandering through the Red Deer Cemetery doing the same thing. Grave Matters is a personal and a community response to those who have come before, and asks the viewer to stop and consider those who have passed, whether we ever knew them or not for they are the people who have helped make our community what it is today.
30 September 2011
Grave Matters
Grave Matters just opened at the Corridor Community Gallery (Recreation Centre, 4501 - 47A Avenue) on September 29, 2011 for a two-month run.

Grave Matters, a series of collages incorporating drawing, photographs, textures, and colour, is based on time spent at a two-week residency at Spark Box Studio in Ontario reading a 259 page unpublished genealogy of my father’s family from the late 17th century to the present; almost daily walks through Picton, Ontario’s Glenwood Cemetery, reading and photographing gravestones; and, on my return, several days wandering through the Red Deer Cemetery doing the same thing. Grave Matters is a personal and a community response to those who have come before, and asks the viewer to stop and consider those who have passed, whether we ever knew them or not for they are the people who have helped make our community what it is today.
2 August 2011
Shadows of Trees
A second version of Shadows of Trees was installed today at the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove Gallery. The exhibit runs from August 2 to August 20, with a reception on Saturday, August 6, 1 to 4 pm. The Gallery is in the Melcor Cultural Centre, 35 - 5th Avenue, Spruce Grove, Alberta (tel. 780-962-0664) It is open Monday to Thursday, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
29 July 2011
Who Art Thou?
Evanescence Gallery in High River, Alberta asked the question: By divorcing art from the artist (no visible signatures in this show!) could viewers come to appreciate an artwork for its own intrinsic qualities without being influenced by the artist who produced it?

I, along with at least two dozen other artists, took part in this week-long exhibit which culminated in a successful and well-attended reception on July 29. There were about 70 pieces of art on display (and for sale) and all three pieces of my new series, Matrix, sold.

Well done, Arlene Westen Evans and Stephen Evans!
1 July 2011
Grilled
My wife, Glynis Wilson Boultbee, and I have just hung a joint show in the Velvet Olive Lounge in downtown Red Deer. In honour of barbeque season at the Velvet Olive, we created this series of paintings which were inspired by the flame of the fire and the grid of the grill. Bon appétit! Grilled will be up until July 31. As part of Red Deer's First Fridays, we will both be at the Velvet Olive on Friday, July 8 from 7 to 9 pm. The Velvet Olive is located at 4928 Ross Street (alley entrance).

2 April 2011
In The Red: Creation From Deficit
This Alberta Craft Council exhibit explores the impact of Alberta’s recent budgetary cuts on an artist’s ability to create. It runs from April 2 to July 5, 2011.

“In the Red: creation from deficit” invited Alberta craft artists to create their own craft-based and written reactions to arts funding cuts. The responses from artists were overwhelming; from tongue-in-cheek to screaming-mad to oh-so-sad. Collectively these pieces express a wide range of opinions and emotions about the state and future of the arts in Alberta.

Participating artists: Mindy Andrews, Lucia Atanase, Paul Boultbee, Connie Cooper, Shirley Cordes-Rogozinsky, Linda Frena, Matt Gould, Joan Irvin, Pirkko Karvonen, James Lavoie, Linda McBain Cuyler, Sharon McFall, Laura McIvor, Jill Nuckles, Laura O’Connor, Brenda Philp, Gail A. Rydman, Virginia Stephen, Teresa Stieben, Mary Swain, Margot Van Lindenberg, Dirk van Wyk, Linda Willard, Simon Wroot.
8 January 2011
Cabinet of Curiosities
I have been represented by Cabinet of Curiosities in Stettler, AB for several years now and Andrea has produced a web site for the shop and her artists. Click here to check it out.
3 December 2010
The Red [and] Green Show
I have installed a new exhibit at alleyscape studio (4930C Ross Street, alley entrance beside the Velvet Olive Lounge). The new show is The Red [and] Green Show and runs from December 3, 2010 to January 14, 2011. The paintings on display celebrate the colours of the season, with the odd piece of duct tape thrown in for good measure. The opening reception for The Red [and] Green Show will be held on Friday, December 3, 2010 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm as part of Red Deer' First Fridays.
1 November 2010
Picton Suite: Glenwood
These mixed media drawings were created during a residency in Picton, ON, during August 2010. They are preliminary drawings which will now lead to larger paintings on the theme of Sub Rosa.

The initial purpose of the residency was to create a series of drawings exploring physical and emotional roots to one's past. However, the impetus for these drawings came from reading a family history and from walks through the Glenwood Cemetery in Picton. I began to think about secrets and family and privacy. Gravestones often only reveal the barest information about an individual's life while obituaries provide some more clues. But what secrets are buried with our bones? What secrets do we take to the grave? What will forever remain hidden?
22 August 2010
Spark Box Studio
Just back from a two week residency at Spark Box Studio in Picton, Ontario. What a great time! Two whole weeks to think and wander and paint. Although I originally went to draw, I ended up producing a number of painting maquettes for a potential exhibit, Sub Rosa, in conjunction with two other artists.

Picton (and Prince Edward County) is a wonderful spot for artists, foodies, and wine-lovers. Chrissy Poitras and Kyle Topping who established Spark Box a year ago are graduates of Queens University and run a delightful residency program along with classes and workshops.
1 July 2010
Storm Warning
This exhibit of new paintings has just opened at Cafe Pichilingue in downtown Red Deer (4928 Ross Street). The series depicts monochromatic storms sweeping across textured landscapes. The series came about during a mixed media experiment and I am quite pleased with the outcome. Storm Warning runs until July 29, 2010.
20 June 2010
Red Deer Artwalk
Another successful Red Deer Artwalk yesterday! Beautiful weather! Lots of friends and visitors! And even some sales! Thanks to the volunteer members of the Red Deer Artwalk Festival for organizing all the activities for Art Walk week.
4 May 2010
TEXTure
I have just hung a new show in the Velvet Olive Lounge in downtown Red Deer. The paintings which constitute "TEXTure" explore physical and visual texture as well as story. The show will be up until May 31. The Velvet Olive is located at 4928 Ross Street (alley entrance). In fact, it is right beside alleyscape studio.
26 March 2010
New exhibit at alleyscape studio
Monstrous, dioramas by Kelly Shpeley and ceramic works by Michele Dupas, runs from March 26 to April 23, 2010 at alleyscape studio. Kelly Shpeley is a surrealist painter based out of Nelson BC. Influenced by life, dreams, and the quirky humour that human experience brings, she likes unicorns and bears, and has a penchant for Nutella on bananas. Michele Dupas from Procter, BC, formerly of Red Deer, AB, manipulates clay with a wry and sardonic wit. Michele will be in attendance at an artist reception on Friday, March 26 from 5-7 pm. The studio, located at 4930C Ross Street (alley entrance), is open Mondays and Tuesdays (11:30 am to 5:30 pm), and Fridays (4:00 to 6:30 pm), or by appointment. Contact the studio at 403-597-9788.
7 February 2010
Shadows of Trees opening
The opening reception of "Shadows of Trees" on Friday, 5 February was quite successful. Somewhere between 30 and 35 people came by for wine and cheese. Andrea Dillngham, the Marjorie Wood Gallery curator, had produced newspaper tablecloths in keeping with the theme. The press was there and many friends, both artist and non. The opening reception was part of Red Deer's First Friday gallery openings.
1 February 2010
New Studio Hours
As of February 2010, there are new opening hours at alleyscape studio:

Mondays : 11:30 to 5:30
Tuesdays : 11:30 to 5:30
Fridays : 4:00 to 6:30

As always, appointments can also be made by calling 403.597.9788
29 January 2010
Shadows of Trees
Shadows of Trees is now open in the Marjorie Wood Gallery at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre in Red Deer. The exhibit looks quite good and I am pleased it was chosen to be hung. The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, 5 February 2010 from 5 to 7 pm as part of Red Deer's First Friday art gallery events.
14 November 2009
Mail Art Olympix
Ed Varney, curator. was interested in hosting a Mail Art show in 2010 loosely based on the model of the Olympics, giving artists, who would have no opportunity to take part in the Olympic extravaganza a visible venue for participation. He also wanted to produce an event which would parallel the original premise and spirit of the Olympics, a celebration of the amateur.

Mail Art Olympix consists of three events: Self Portraits, Art Stamps, and Manifestos. I submitted a piece for the Self Portrait event.

The exhibit eventually consisted of 890 works 340 artists from 41 countries. The exhibit appeared in a variety of galleries:

Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC
Pentiction Art Gallery, Penticton, BC
Havana Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Island Mountain Arts Public Gallery, Wells, BC
MacMillan Arts Centre Gallery, Parksville, BC
Art Gallery of Swift Current, Swift Current, SK
29 July 2008
Votive Bowls
I have just installed a new exhibit at the PortHole Gallery at Red Deer College Library. The PortHole Gallery is a series of six vitrines (8 in x 8 in x 10 in) which present small 3D pieces very well. I have placed six small votive bowls in the gallery. The bowls are rough, hand-built ceramic pieces which have been bisqued and then fired in sawdust for 48 hours. Since the pieces have never been glazed, the only colouring comes from the flames and smoke of the firing. The pieces were created while I was a Visiting Artist in Red Deer College’s Visual Art first-year ceramic classes.