November 17 - December 15
‘Topology’ features three contemporary female artists from Sooke, Victoria and Cowichan, who investigate the light and layers of natural & manmade landscapesthrough print-making, large scale fabric installations and sculpture.
From Cowichan, printmaker Janine Duns folds hundreds of origami chatterboxes from a series of her linocut prints, pulling them together to form ecosystems that comment on our relationship with nature and frenetic cityscapes. With a printmaking degree from Emily Carr College of Art & Design in Vancouver, Janine has spent the last 30 years exploring rural regions and incorporating nature into her work. Using the cross-section of plant stems (like bamboo) as her printmaking tool, she will be showing a series of gorgeous monoprints with repetitive mark making alongside her origami ‘canvases’.
A recent MFA grad from UVIC, Marina DiMaio builds large fabric landscapes; stretching the material from wall to wall, and floor to ceiling. To Marina, this undulating world with it’s layers of light is akin to “drawing or weaving in space,” and is unlike anything we’ve seen before! Her dream-like installations “explore spirituality and immersive space” and they invite the viewer to imagine both internal and external landscapes that are not only visual, but sensory.
Carving with both paper books and potter’s plaster, Roxanne Martin is inspired by the sea & sky from her vantage point in Sooke. Her smooth abstract sculptures play on our perception of subtracted space – is the sculpture concave, or convex? Her diverse and impressive portfolio spans a number of mediums; graphite drawing, painting and photography among them. What brings these practices together is her love of process. Starting from an ink drawing, clay is then shaped and sanded to perfection. The forms hint at our internal anatomy, and our external natural landscapes.