Gwen Curry & Lyndal Osborne:
Open Space, Victoria
April 17 - May 7
Lyndal Osborne, Surge (1995),
IN TWO NEW and dramatic
exhibitions, University of Victoria art professor Gwen Curry
uses enormous grid formations of rubbed charcoal on
screen-printed boards to continue both her series of bird
imagery and her "Inventories" of large silhouetted
wildflowers. The latter become progressively obscured by
Lichtenstein-like background dots in yet another expanded
installation entitled "Progression." Curry's high-contrast
inventories of objects are like visual metaphors for systems
of categorization in empirical knowledge.
Lyndal Osborne is a sculptor from Alberta whose work
perfectly complements that of Curry, in both content and
scale, at the Open Space Gallery. She brings "alienated"
materials found in nature, like weeds, stalks and seed pods,
into "reconciliation" with people by constructing large
organic forms with the natural and industrial discards.
Gwen Curry's art will also be featured in a solo exhibit
entitled "Measuring Parts" at the Art Gallery of South
Okanagan in Penticton, B.C.. The show will be curated by
Roger Boulet and runs from May 30 to July 13.