Opening: Friday, May 3rd, 7–9:00 pm
The show runs Friday, May 3rd
through Sunday, May 19th, 2019
Artist’s Talk: Saturday May 4th, 2 pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am to 4 pm,
or by appointment.
Laurie Mackie’s body of work projects a grand story, a meta-narrative from creation and conception, to construction and craft. Her pieces fuse an old narrative to the new world through old and new technologies. The traditional printing press and painting on canvas work alongside laser cut forms, laser etching, and cnc machined plates. A mix of materials and images contrast the natural and built environments. At the same time, each piece undermines its own story by the questions that it evokes. Her studies are a complex call to consider the material world: who makes it and how it dys/functions in modern life.
Laurie Mackie was born in the far north of Canada and spent her formative years there. She has since lived in other parts of the world, including the Middle East and Greece. She currently lives and works in Victoria, Canada. She studied at Langara College, Vancouver, and The Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary.
Her studio practice is diverse and includes painting, printmaking, installations, and photography. She has maintained and supported this 30-year studio practice through work that covers a broad range of skills, including: printmaking instructor, gallery interpreter, film set painter, and community services coördinator. Her print work has been selected for international juried print exhibitions shown in Western Canada and the U.K. She has received government and private commissions. Common themes in her work ask social and environment questions.
For more about Mackie’s work, please visit the artist’s website lauriemackie.com/wordpress/