Through etchings, silkscreens, relief prints and digital images Alexa Thornton and Kelly Haydon explore and meditate on their position in the world as 1 of 8, 700,000 species.
Opening reception: 6 pm – 9 pm November 2, 2012
A recurring thread in the work is the artist’s musings on the disproportionate human use of the planet in contrast to our lack of significance among all living things. Many of the images juxtapose birds and animals with the places and spaces that man has appropriated. Incorporating maps into their printmaking process the artists have threaded their knowledge and concerns with respect to the intersection of humans and all others. Also included is the yarn of knowledge that all life is beautiful, in its own right. This often overlooked, beauty and profound strength is made visible to the viewer through the prints.
For this exhibit, the artists have worked individually on some prints and have collaborated on others. Their unique styles are nicely dovetailed by their love and profound respect for all critters big and small.
Kelly Haydon is a Vancouver based printmaker and painter. Her work has been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. Her art has been published in journal and book form.
Like Kelly, Alexa Thornton is a Vancouver based printmaker and photographer. The practice of making art has been a life-long commitment and her work is in collections in many parts of the world.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 11-5pm