Tuesday, April 16, 2013

OK OK It's been a while...

D's home: this means gallery tour after visit to the dreaded dentist.

Impressed by The Art Gallery of Calgary - Free Admission.... Made in Alberta Part IV
Not sure if Free Admission is part of the exhibition title... cf. "Exit through the gift shop"

Anyway I took away from there -
Tears at Mona Kamal's honest portrayal of her attempt to revisit a past that doesn't exist. Video installation.
Astoundment (my own new word) at Kris Lindstock's painted views through portals... which I didn't record the true title of, and wasn't allowed to take photos of, and can't find a reference on the web!!!
and Inspiration:- yeh, Wil Murray - you've inspired me.
“When I need one paint stroke, I make twenty of them on a piece of glass, to be peeled up and applied later. When I need photos, I shoot and print a whole roll of 36 exposures. When I want figures and textures from old magazines I spend a day processing them, cutting out hundreds of possible images. Even labour-intensive weaving is done longer than needed.” Wil Murray.
And... here is an image I have stolen via google... I'll take it down if you want me to... Wil.

Will Murray (Title unknown - Ed.)

And just so you know my daughter and I had previously been collaborating and creating works in a somewhat similar style, but 3D... here is one.  It is rather bland in colour content, but then we were sitting on a plane and access to materials  was rather limited.
This inspiration has happened in a rather timely manner as I intend  listening in on Lisa Grey's workshop, though I am not registered to attend, I will be there as admin assistant!  And my little grey cells will be flexed, for sure.