George Gilmour Members’ Gallery
Passage is a recent body of work by Laura Bydlowska which examines how sections intersect to create or limit access within a fictional landscape. Moving the eye through, under and over many layers, Passage continues Bydlowska’s fascination with geologic cross-sections and forming imagined environments that could exist 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 a suggested skyline of open space. Passage pushes the limits of print media, prints are collaged on a wood panel substrate that is often textured through reductive wood carving and wood burning (pyrography).
Laura Bydlowska is a Toronto based artist who specializes in contemporary fine art printmaking. 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.