George Gilmour Members’ Gallery

Laura Bydlowska

Passage

DATE

May 17, 2019June 15, 2019

Opening Reception

May 17, 20196:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Laura Bydlowska, Under, 2019, screenprint, ink, gouache, wood carving and pyrography on wood panel, 4" x 4". Photo courtesy of the artist.
  • Laura Bydlowska, Passage I, 2019, screenprint, ink, gouache, wood carving and pyrography on wood panel, 5" x 5". Photo courtesy of the artist.

Passage is a recent body of work by Laura Bydlowska which examines how strata intersect to create or limit access within a fictional landscape. Passage continues Bydlowska’s fascination with geologic cross-sections, and the forming of imagined environments below the surface. Passage also suggests movement, an opportunity to observe how lines, shapes and textures encourage the eye to travel across different planes, stopping at a point of tension—a meeting of lines, or navigating beyond to an implied skyline of open space. Passage pushes the limits of print media, prints are collaged on wood panel substrate that is often textured through reductive wood carving and pyrography (wood burning).

Laura Bydlowska is a Toronto based multidisciplinary artist whose practice incorporates fine art printmaking, painting, and pyrography. She obtained a B.A. (Hons.) in Art History and Studio Art from the University of Guelph and a Master’s in Museum Studies (MMSt) from the University of Toronto. Currently, Laura works as Open Studio’s Programming and Office Manager.