Exhibition Info

Aug 18 - Sep 3, 2011
10123 121 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9

Thurs-Fri | 12pm – 6pm
Sat | 12pm – 5pm

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Artist Statements:

Tim Grieco

The phrase “Eyes in the Wild,” when applied to the work of Tim Grieco, describes his exploration of the mythological origins of human consciousness, particularly those found in the Hebrew Bible. The tale of the first realization of self-mortality in the Garden of Eden mirrors the artist’s process of analysis and interpretation of the destructive, negating methods of the etching process. The ability to perceive both the ordered and chaotic sides of existence is seen as a gift and the strangest tales in the Bible of supernatural corruption and infiltration are used as inspiration for the abstract yet often disconcerting physical forms that appear in his work.

Lisa Rezansoff

Looking into her personal mythological garden of the subconscious, Lisa creates and reflects on an ongoing non-linear narrative inspired by memories and dreams of the mountainous landscape where she grew up, and by the immediate and sensual circumstance of mark making. Her current print work explores variations of a fish-scale shape that reveals a shifting pattern of archetypal imagery – an ever-evolving forest of symbols. These works invite the viewer to enter this newly imagined world and contemplate their own experience. The ‘’soft-ground’’ etching technique, along with the playful use of the graphic wave shape, allows the artist to travel in and out of figuration and abstraction, moving freely from uniform, methodical marks to more spontaneous and chaotic, embracing her dream-like process.

By comparison, both Tim and Lisa’s prints spring from the common stream of the unconscious. They both combine unintentional drawing with the often chaotic and unpredictable effects of etching, then continue to develop the plates according to the meaning they read into their own markmaking. This common practice brings their work together in a unique way.

Opening Reception: August 18 at 7:00 pm.

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