Anna Torma's Bagatelles, on show in New Brunswick until April 9, 2012
Bagatelles is the name of a rose garden at the Bois de Boulogne, Paris. In 2007, I spent 4 months there as a recipient of Paris Studios Grant from the Canada Council.The formal gardens of France, my rural home in Baie Verte, several representations of historical gardens found in books are the subject matter of this series.
A Torma detail of above
I am interested in how Anna Torma exhibits this work so that we can see both sides of it. For more about Anna Torma, read Joetta Maue's review here and mine on modernist aesthetic here.
Haven, 2007, paper cut by Ed Pien
The artist installed this piece on a metal spiral like structure suspended from the ceiling. I love the light source inside. I find this inspiring too. detail of above
I was interested to read on his web site that Ed Pien went up to the Yukon School of Visual Arts to work with students.
Whenever I see large two sided pieces hung for viewing, I take note. This post is one of those notes.