One Step Sideways

Anna Curtin

This exhibition opens on Friday, February 5th, 7:00–9:00 PM
Exhibition runs through Sunday, February 21st, 2016.
Gallery Hours:
Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 4 pm,
or by appointment.

One Step Sideways, Anna Curtin’s new body of work, continues her explorations into the essential importance of our attentiveness to the environment around us, using geometric shapes weaving in and out of a floating dissolvable background.

Curtin’s abstract series ‘Mountains and Rivers’ celebrates and examines her return to BC and the meaning of place. Combining her knowledge of GPS mapping, digital technology, and paint to harnesses the continual tension between chance and order, Curtin contrasts the seduction of technology with the softer, more subtle mechanics of landscape and body, and explores this disruption by evoking a pre-conceptual felt sense of nature.

“Sensations of being in the land experiencing the wind, rain, and sun continually touch me through memory.”
— Anna Curtin

Artist Bio:
Anna C Curtin resides in Victoria, British Columbia. Summers spent off the grid, as well as farming in New Brunswick, working as a nurse in remote areas of the Northwest Territories tundra, and yearly sea kayaking excursions, have reinforced her strong connection to the landscape. She has an MFA with distinction from the University of Gloucestershire, UK. and is a graduate of the diploma program in fine arts at the Vancouver Island School of Art in Victoria. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and is held in private collections in London UK, BC, California and Mexico. She currently has a studio in Rock Bay Square, Victoria.

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