For the past 2 years, Sarah McLaren and I have been producing bodies of work based on how we feel about specific colours.
I have produced 24 works, each one exploring the energy I feel from a specific colour.
Sarah has explored each colour through the works of one of her favourite artists.
Here is her ‘Modigliani in magenta’ and my ‘Synesthesia #5 Green’.
Earlier in the year, we set up a little taster of our exhibition in the gallery where we will be exhibiting next week – ArtSea Gallery at Tulista Park, Sidney BC, September 18th to 24th.
We both made colour cards in 24 different hues with shades, tints and tones in fabric on one side and paint on the other. We are busy packaging these up in sets to sell.
We both made colour books, one to match each of our fibre works.
Here are my books laid out flat while the matte medium layer dries.
I also made a second set of smaller books.
The rack cards and poster have been designed, printed and distributed.
Many thanks to Sarah’s daughter, Margo for all of the work she has done to promote the exhibition.
In these last few days, we are working through our checklists of all those tasks that need to be done to mount an exhibition. Labels – check, print stickers – check, pick up cards – check, …..
Sunday evening we begin hanging. Sarah and I are very excited to see for the first time how our work looks together. I’ll keep you posted.
‘Colour: A Personal Response’
September 18th to 24th, 2017
Artsea Gallery, Tulista Park, 9565 Fifth Street, Sidney BC
Open 10am to 4pm daily
Opening Reception September 19th, 2017 from 4 to 6pm