This exhibition is a collection of artist responses to a book of poetry called Refugium: Poems of the Pacific, edited by Yvonne Blomer. The show is curated by Regan Rasmussen and is being held in The Maritime Museum of British Columbia.
OPENING: Thursday Oct 5, 2017
CONTINUING: Sunday Dec 17, 2017
634 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC, Canada
I was pleased to be asked to participate in this exhibition curated by Corwin Levi. This exhibition investigated ideas of using small pieces to create something larger and the playful side of artistic nature.
OPENING: Thursday May 25, 2017
CONTINUING TO: Sunday June 25, 2017
51 Main St, North Adams MA, United States of America
In January/February of 2017 I was glad to be able to do an artist residency in the Czech Republic. During my time at the Milkwood Residency I worked on a project that centered around the Vltava River. By documenting life forms that I found gathered by the river I created a large installation composed of cut out drawings that created the form of the river itself.
Plesivecka 109, Cesky Krumlov 381 01, Czech Republic
I am honoured to be involved in this two-person exhibition along with Canadian artist Bruce Pashak in the Czech Republic. We will be showing work that we have been creating during our time at the Milkwood Artist Residency.
OPENING: Tuesday Feb 14, 2017
CONTINUING: Friday March 3, 2017
Dukelská 245/9, 370 01 České Budějovice, Czech Republic
The Dark Ocean exhibition revolves around the mystery that surrounds whales. In this recent body of work Natasha van Netten uses data from the advancing field of cetology as a point of departure. Her work describes whales through a scientific perspective and explores the space between known and unknown information by straddling the blurred line between representation and abstraction.
Her practice uses the language of art as a tool to access scientific data and give it personal and visual relevance. For two years van Netten volunteered as crew aboard a 100ft sailing vessel in the Mediterranean and Black Seas. Her experiences of living on the water greatly influence her artistic practice and continue to inform her work. “During this time at sea,” she explains, “I was constantly sharing the same living space with whales, yet rarely ever saw them. I am sure they knew I was there and I knew they were also there, but we almost never crossed paths. This series is motivated by my fascination of water and what it conceals inside an environment we can only visit temporarily.”
OPENING: Friday Sept 9, 7 – 9pm
CONTINUING: Saturdays and Sundays Sept 10-25, 12 – 4pm
2333 Government St, Suite 6E, Victoria BC