2-4pm. Artist talk and book signing at 3pm.
With their sensitive register of time and movement through a dynamic network of nervous lines, the drawings of Ann Kipling vibrate with life and energy. In the words of Robin Laurence, Kipling’s art is a “direct, unmediated, almost electrical response to the plants, animals, and people that share her environment.”
Kipling was granted the first Bruce Audain Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 for her artistic contribution to the visual arts in BC. In 2008, she was one of the three ever offered an honorary degree from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and was the recipient of a one-woman exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1995.
This exhibition features a selection of works from Kipling’s recent 2011 solo exhibition at the Burnaby Art Gallery. Inspired by the hilled landscape in and around her home in the British Columbia interior, the works are as much about the process of drawing and perceiving as they are about the subjects they capture.