University of British Columbia Fine Arts Gallery.
Curated by Glen Allison.
Catalog essay by Debra Pincus
Vanguard article by Art Perry
UBC Fine Arts gallery (Belkin Gallery)
from the catalog:
... the artist has, in the making of these works, concentrated on separating the elements of painting rather than massing. The interest in separation has resulted in opening up the object in several ways. First the surface moves out and away from the supprt. Then the paintnig moves away from the wall so that the energy could come from further back, from behind the work and gradually forward - withspace, air pockets, passages of air through ducts and ventricles. The impression of organisms is heightened when the pieces sway slightly at the ends of thin supporting wires...
...For myself, I find that the pieces relate to memory. I react to a few of the small muslin "sketches", bird netting washed limp and then dipped into plaster and cement -- as if they were a wisp a living spread eagled on the wall. The moment of course cannot be caught. The artist congeals a simulacrum of the moment as the mind congeals it. But while congealing the past, memory insists on maintaining its own free-floating form. Some of that stubborn independent life - soothing and terrifying, sad and gay - seems to be present in these works.