Archives for the ‘nature’ Category

Marissa Textor

Marissa Textor Work from her oeuvre. “Can you talk a little bit about your content, you seem drawn toward epic nature, Why do you draw what you do and how do you decide what you want to draw next? It’s exciting to me. In an over-stimulated world this is the stuff the holds my attention […]

Rick Silva

Rick Silva Work from his oeuvre. Silva’s trilogy (as presented here) is a sampling of his work that I feel addresses similar aesthetic and conceptual concerns while maintaining a dynamic and evolving approach in the discussion of place, technology, and perception placed within the context of a developing method of inquiry. The phrenetic pace of […]

Michael Lundgren

Michael Lundgren Work from Transfigurations. “As an artist, I have always been drawn to the field of landscape. It is the perfect subject with which to explore our history and our desire, two urges bound deeply together in the mythology and experience of the American West. As well, working in wild places always feels like […]

Kelly Richardson

Kelly Richardson Work from Twilight Avenger, Exiles of the Shattered Star, and Wagons Roll. It’s hard to pinpoint what’s so unnerving in Kelly Richardson’s video and photographic work at Birch Libralato. It could be the way the unnatural is continually made to appear natural. While it might seem that Richardson is making a statement about […]

Jean Klimak

Jean Klimak Work from Chew by Numbers. “I make artworks that have contradictions in them, artworks that lie somewhere between the sublime and ambivalence. Through these processes, I focus on materials that are dissimilar in nature or exhibited in curious ways. By working in this manner, tensions are created between the materials I choose or […]

Misha De Ridder

Misha De Ridder Work from Abendsonne. “Sometimes natural phenomena can become so estranged and mysterious, that we are inclined to describe them as unreal realities. It might be the extraordinary shape of a tree, a mountain, a shadow, a cloud or the mirroring reflection of nature in a lake, but it is foremost the unfamiliarity […]

Nikki Graziano

Nikki Graziano Work from Found Functions. “For centuries, the arts and sciences/maths, have been at each others throats in regards to whose field is more relevant. Although I’m a strong supporter and believer in the arts, I’m also greatly fascinated with science and the endless theories it has to offer. I also think that they […]

Andreas Rutkauskas

Andreas Rutkauskas Work from While not necessarily representitive of his oeuvre,, is a fascinating foray into the contemporary experience of place and nature as dictated/informed by Google and GPS. The work is still very much in progress as Rutkauskas’ Wanderer residency at the Banff Centre continues, so I highly recommend following the work as […]

Kim Boske

Kim Boske Work from Mapping. “My work can be described as a body of research in which different moments in time and space run together in a field that seems to embody a determination of time to present proof of it’s discrete, unique moments. I create stories that rise around the system of time and […]

Colleen Plumb

Colleen Plumb Work from Animals are Outside Today. “I began this project in 1997 looking at ‘fake nature’, wondering what substitutions for nature can satisfy in people. Looking deeper I began photographing real animals and how they can be a link for us to a world far from the reality and pace of contemporary life, […]