George Gilmour Members’ Gallery

Karen Curry

The Edge: Ancient Light

DATE

May 13, 2016June 11, 2016

Opening Reception

May 13, 20167:00 – 9:00 PM
Karen Curry, Ancient Light D/I, 2015, Acrylic on Yupo paper, 18” x 14” (framed).

The Edge will feature work from Curry’s series Ancient Light. This body of work was begun during a 2015 artist residency in New Zealand as an exploration into the ever-changing nature of the edges of islands. Ancient Light is a series that continues to develop and will also form part of a collaboration in book form with K. Louise Vincent.

Always a lover of shorelines, Curry’s move to Gabriola Island, BC from Toronto in 2009 fuelled her fascination with the enveloping, often isolating and always inspiring aspects of the intertidal zone. In this exhibition, Curry also explores in photographic and print mediums’ changing states, atmospheric layers, and the phases of water—solid, liquid, vapour.

Karen Curry is a visual artist working in the mediums of painting, printmaking and photography. A Toronto-based artist for more than 20 years and a member of Open Studio since the 1980s, since 2009, Curry has based her home and studio on Gabriola Island, BC.

Born in Yellowknife, Curry obtained her BFA at the University of Alberta and continued her studies at the Accademia Caerite, Italy and The Sun Valley Center for the Humanities, Idaho. She has exhibited widely in solo and group shows, nationally and internationally. Her work is held in numerous public, corporate and private collections. Collections include Burnaby Art Gallery, Department of Foreign Affairs, The Donovan Collection, Ernst and Young, Falconbridge Canada, Four Seasons Hotel, Hewlett-Packard, Palm Springs Museum, Royal Bank, The Investment Funds Institute of Canada, University of Alberta, Vancouver Art Gallery.