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Lyndal Osborne, Garden

Lyndal Osborne, Garden (2005), mixed media installation [Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat AB, Aug 21-Oct 10]

Lyndal Osborne: Ornamenta

Esplanade Art Gallery
Medicine Hat AB – Aug 21-Oct 10, 2010

Lyndal Osborne, Archipelago

Lyndal Osborne, Archipelago (2008), mixed media installation [Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat AB, Aug 21-Oct 10]

Ornamenta is a national touring exhibition featuring two major works by Alberta artist Lyndal Osborne: Garden (2005) and Archipelago (2008). Organized by the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa and the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, the show has toured from Oshawa and Waterloo to Penticton, Edmonton, Moose Jaw and now Medicine Hat.

Osborne’s intricately crafted pieces have been extensively exhibited in major group and solo exhibitions around the world. They resemble such complex eco-systems as a garden, a shoreline or the winding North Saskatchewan River, and conjure a sense of timelessness or regeneration.

Their installation has been no easy feat. The massive siteworks encompass hundreds of pieces of organic matter, including seed pods, petals, roots, corn cobs, grapefruit skins and sunflower stems that have been painted, dyed, Chinecolléed, papier-mâchéd and otherwise altered.

Born in New South Wales, Australia, Lyndal Osborne earned her MFA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1971. She has been a printmaking instructor at the University of Alberta for 30 years and is an active member of the Edmonton arts community. Ornamenta is accompanied by a publication with texts by curators Linda Jansma and Virginia Eichhorn.

Mia Johnson

Lyndal Osborne, Garden

Lyndal Osborne, Garden (detail) (2005), mixed media installation [Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat AB, Aug 21-Oct 10]


 Mon, Oct 4, 2010