April 4, 2013 – May 11, 2013
The works in Margin, by Elizabeth Forrest, began with photographs and drawings of lake and sky, inspired in part by the vertical format of many 19th century Japanese colour print landscapes. As with earlier work, Forrest found herself most drawn to capturing the subtle shifts of light and colour which her chosen medium of mokuhanga (or colour woodblock on Japanese paper) so wonderfully accommodates. Now with a representational approach, she acknowledges cloud variations and the days when sky and lake are at variance (or not) with one another. In accomplishing these lake/skyscapes, her thoughts have lingered over notions of aging, spareness, isolation, the medium of mokuhanga, and the lifelong vocation of matrix, pigment and paper: the making of prints.