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.
I’m pleased to invite you to the current exhibition of my latest project “SALVAGE”on Saturday May 11th from 1 – 3 pm.The collection will be on display through to May 31, 2019 at The Toronto Public Library, Northern District Branch Gallery, 40 Orchard View Blvd., Toronto.
Taking inspiration from urban fragments and salvaged objects, L. E. Glazer’s study of decaying structures, artifacts, and replacement forms, has been used as the starting point for his current works of photographic image decomposition. In these new images, the dominant colour, scale, and perspective of distressed buildings and artifacts are deconstructed before re-assemblage as digital paintings according to the dominant chromatic range of the component parts.
The exhibition is open 7 days a week :
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
At the Opening Reception for the New Members’ Exhibition at the Neilson Park Creative Centre, new member Cesar Forero and his dance partner did a performance piece for those in attendance. We are very happy to be able to share a video of this performace here. Make sure your sound is turned up so that you can hear the poetry as well as see the dance!
OSA member Emma Lau has started a new artist vlog on YouTube. The first installation is a very interesting view featuring abstract art, meditation, dogs and cats, all starting from a blank canvas. Check it out here !