BRENDA DRANEY & JEWEL SHAW
CURATED BY ANGELA MARIE SCHENSTEAD
/STRIDE MAIN SPACE MAIN LEVEL. 1004 MACLEOD TRAIL SE
/EXHIBITION DATES APRIL 13 TO MAY 25, 2012
/RECEPTION FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012 at 8PM
Saturday, April 14th, time is TBA. Please check the website for more information.
In FIRE Brenda Draney and Jewel Shaw contemplate the devastating effects of fire. Fire as disaster, erasure, and gesture. Fire as transformation, cleansing, and rebirth. They draw upon personal experiences, family stories, and disputed cultural histories, to delve deep into the crevasses of memory. Whether the disaster is personal or public, their visual works delicately weave fact and fiction, presence and absence, storytelling and silence. Their visual gestures grapple with the lasting effects of trauma and recovery.
BRENDA DRANEY, originally from Slave Lake, is an Edmonton-based painter.
JEWEL SHAW, originally from High Prairie, is a printmaker currently based in Red Deer.
ANGELA MARIE SCHENSTEAD, originally from Saskatchewan, is now a Banff-based artist and arts administrator.