May 17, 2019 – June 15, 2019
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.