Sally Warren, Peer Gallery
Originally a textile artist, Sally graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1971. After a 15 year career as a weaver, tapestry maker and teacher as well as co-owner of a loom company, Sally shifted to a career as a museum and gallery educator which kept her busy for 20 more years. (Click to view Sally's Gallery).
Finally she has returned to her artistic roots, and now works as a painter and sculptor from her little studio in Mahone Bay. Her paintings reflect her weaver's fascination with line and texture. The human body has been a focus for much of her work. She is also captivated by geological surfaces and subterranean landscapes, having been influenced mightily by six months of living in Australia. Sally coordinates the Access Art workshops for artists on the South Shore.
Exhibitions 2010 — Peer Gallery
Bob Hainstock & Sally Warren
Recent works on paper, monoprints, mixed media & small fired clay
Up close and very personal, my work centres on the human figure. Working with a model is a trust, intimate and immediate. The model is life, the pose is a fleeting thing. Seeing/drawing, capturing the essence of action or moment of rest without the mind interfering is the goal at the beginning. From there I play, attempting to articulate and interpret that original fleeting impression in different media while maintaining a sense of life. This collection of work explores the figure in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.
Hainstock's new Album Series reflects a growing awareness by the boomer generation of a future of reduced individual memory and value; seen against a constantly changing background of startling leaps in new technologies. The old family photo album serves a dual function for the artist -- acknowledgment of an inevitable failing of human tissue in data storage and retrieval systems, as well as a replacement of family tradition with digital and other computer technologies. All works in the Album Series are based on a new series of rust collagraph prints, with mixed media including collage, fibre, and pastel.
Dates: May 15 – May 30, 2010
Hours for exhibit: Daily, noon – 4:00
Opening: Saturday, May 15, 2:00 – 5:00
Artists' Talk: Sunday, May 23, 3:00
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