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.


Anonymous said...

Wow! I so would like to see that exhibition and I am now on my way to check out the artists that you mentioned. OUR LIVES are inspiration and I love how you and your daughter were inspired on the plane!

Karin Millson said...

... and there is so much more to see. I didn't mention that this exhibition is spread over several Calgary Galleries. hence the IV in the exhibition title. We went to two of them, the second being at The Glenmore. - though we really enjoyed the photography by Fred Herzog that is showing there at the moment. Get there if you are local.

Wil Murray said...

Leave it up, your write up makes me very happy.

Karin Millson said...

Thank you Wil, and just how did you manage to come across my blog entry I wonder!?