Solo exhibition by Marc Siegner
In Layering Light I have assembled a series of portraits that embody qualities of light and colour utilizing reflection and depth of field to construct fictitious environments. Persian miniatures, with their intense colour, texture, form and precarious application of composition and perspective have been a principal source of my inspiration. Invented space, exaggerated colours and contrasting perspectives are the signatures of my approach – presenting a fiction that is both alluring and confounding.
In Layering Light, I contemplate trees, thinking of them as enchanted beings that move slower than us, live longer and provide an essential bridge between nature and our constructed urban environments.
Through the use of lithography and the colour separation process I am able to layer each colour as I build a Cubist-like image. Assembling multiple bands of light and articulating the qualities of that light create a complex multi-band image that re-creates a space where nostalgia merges with the present. The result is an image that is both dreamlike and oddly familiar.
Marc Siegner is a printmaker and artist living and working in Edmonton, Alberta. He completed his Masters of Visual Arts at Norwich University, Vermont in 2003. His print and installation works have been exhibited across Canada and internationally including: Brazil, China, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Slovenia, Thailand, Turkey, and the USA. He is co-founder of the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists (SNAP). His work is collected by: The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council Art Bank, The Art Gallery of Alberta, and corporate and private art collections both in Canada and internationally.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 17, 7-9 pm.
with an Artist’s Talk Saturday, May 18, 2 pm in conversation with Robin Smith Peck
SNAP is a public gallery so admission to our exhibitions is always free!
10123 121 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9
May 17, 2019 - June 22, 2019