Opens September 12th
Reception: September 18th, 7pm-9pm
jasna guy is a visual artist who works primarily with drawing, often incorporating photography, text, and collage as intrinsic parts of the image-making process. Alarmed by decreasing bee populations and the subsequent impact on a broad variety of ecosystems, jasna guy’s recent body of work, not by chance alone, now in its third year of making, explores the subjects of bee ecology and history.
Tens of thousands of individually printed images are created by the artist using numerous small hand cut blocks made for printing. The installation of several hundred printed silk tissue sheets creates a “bee carpet” representing 60,000 individual bees swirling amongst patterned flora and mythical personages that reference the symbiotic relationship of bees to flowers. Each sheet dipped in beeswax, creates a rich olfactory experience enhancing the visual profusion of images in guy’s immersive installation. Jasna holds a Masters in Art Education from University of British Columbia. She is part of a new artist collective, "Women who run with the Bees" organized by Lori Weidenhammer.