Grace Nickel website
William Pura website
Text by Cliff Eyland
List of works
ABOVE: Grace Nickel, Devastatus Rememorari, installation, 2009, porcelain, salt, variable dimensions, Collection of the Artist
BELOW: William Pura, Crucifixion, (from the series Logan Avenue, 2005-06), digital print, 46.0x61.3 cm, Collection of the Artist
GRACE NICKEL & WILLIAM PURA
13 July to 18 September 2009
CLOSING RECEPTION: Wednesday, 16 September, 5-8 PM.
Curated by Cliff Eyland
Grace Nickel on Devastatus Rememorari: "Using porcelain, I am attempting to rebuild the trees by making casts of the demolished remnants. In my reclaimed ceramic trees, organic motifs and text are embedded in the trunks or applied to the surfaces of the segments that are being pieced together in a symbolic attempt to help mend the ravaged trees. The reconfigured ceramic forms embody traces of the trees' history and stand as memorials to loss. At the same time, in my efforts to reconstruct them in clay, and by creating a new textual 'bark' for the trees, I also acknowledge the potential for regeneration and recovery."
Click to download Mary E. Black Gallery catalogue (15 MB PDF)
William Pura on his Logan Avenue (Winnipeg) photographs: "Starting from the old downtown near the Red River, Logan Avenue stretches northwest through a variety of residential neighbourhoods, old and new industrial areas and finally ends in the transportation hub of the modern Prairies: the trucking industry and Winnipeg International Airport.
Like my other images of the city, the human presence in these photographs is alluded to but not depicted in an obvious way. And like my earlier work, light, as defined by both natural and artificial sources, is an important element in defining the drama that is found in the relationships of the architectural and the natural environment."
Gallery One One One hours are: Noon to 4:00 PM closed weekends. Admission is free. Gallery One One One is located at the School of Art, Main Floor, FitzGerald Building, University of Manitoba Fort Garry campus, Winnipeg, MB, CANADA R3T 2N2 TEL:204 474-9322 FAX:474-7605. The FitzGerald Building is located at the University of Manitoba's Fort Garry Campus next to the University Centre. Parking is available in the Parkade behind FitzGerald Building, and at meter and ticket dispenser lots. Parking is free after 4:30 PM and on weekends. Campus map link.
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