Clare Ross CONTACT Exhibition “Conversations with Nature”

You are invited!

CONVERSATIONS WITH NATURE IS OPENING SOON!

PRESENTING:

A Scotiabank 2019 CONTACT Photo Festival Open Exhibition

CONVERSATIONS WITH NATURE
Opening Reception
Thursday May 16th 7 – 9 pm

Art Space Connect Gallery
at the Neilson Park Creative Center
56 Neilson Drive, Etobicoke, M9C 1V7
Neilson Park Creative Centre

EXHIBITION DATES: MAY 14 – JUNE 2ND 2019

Gallery Hours:
Monday, Wednesday – Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 9:30pm
Sunday noon to 4:00 pm
or by chance

CLARE WILL BE IN THE GALLERY between May 14th and June 2nd
Tuesdays 3 pm – 7pm
Wednesdays – Saturdays noon – 4 pm
Except May 16th and June 30th

CLARE WILL BE GIVING AN ART TALK ON THE TOPIC:
The Controversy around Photography as Art on Sunday May 26th at 2pm.
This talk is part of the official Neilson Park Speaker Series.
Everyone is welcome.

Click here for the gallery free parking and transit directions
www.neilsonparkcreativecentre.com/…/inform…/map-a-directions

CONVERSATIONS WITH NATURE
is a photographic series of more than thirty images taken over the past two years. Several of the images in this series have been included in exclusive juried shows including “Elegy of an Anemone,” the winner of two Jurors’ awards.

NOTES ON CONVERSATIONS WITH NATURE
In Conversations With Nature, Ross takes a close up look at natural forms that have died and fallen apart and she attempts to rebuild and record them in her studio.
About this series she writes, “I can never achieve the perfection that these plants achieved alone in the natural world, but instead they take on new physical forms and communicate a message about what happens when people’s immediate goals and desires impact negatively on nature.”
Ross pays unusual attention to colour, light and sculptural form. Printed on archival watercolour paper, every photograph is an artifact symbolically showing our opposing desires for both nature and comfort and the lengths we will go to recover what might destroy.