Friday, December 23, 2005

Happy Non Denominational Festive Season

Obviously, I've been pretty busy lately and haven't had time to do much on-line. Please sit tight, I'll have more reviews and things to discuss soon. I'm pleased to see that some of you are responding with your strong opinons. Peace out.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Members One At Eastern Edge

I won't say too much about this particular show, given that I have a piece in there, and I don't want this blog to become a promotion for my own work, but it's worth checking out. With any survey show, the difficulty for the viewer lies in the broad range of quality of work presented, and Members One is no exception. There are a number of interesting and well considered works not least of which is Kym Greeley's video Landing, which consists simply of a thirty second clip shot out the window of an airplane as it lands at St. John's International Airport. The soundtrack lends to the sad feel of the piece, and anyone who has returned to St. John's from elsewhere (in this case New York) feeling a bit like a dog fleeing with its tail between its legs, will relate. Greeley, known moreso for her painting, graduated from NSCAD several years ago and moved to Brooklyn where she lived for quite some time. The piece does a wonderful job of addressing the difficult relationship artists from Newfoundland have with the physical beauty of their home province, and the reality of their homeland as a cultural backwater. Nice work.