Three Sisters Gallery
Located on the second floor of Elevation Place, the Three Sisters Gallery is a public gallery established in 2013 by the Town of Canmore Public Art Committee. The Three Sisters Gallery is located in an open, public space, used by a large cross section of residents and visitors who might not normally go into gallery spaces. The gallery engages the community by presenting a diverse mix of visual art and artists from Canmore and beyond. The goals of the gallery is to offer artists the opportunity to exhibit in a public space and to engage the community by exhibiting new artists, artworks and ideas.
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Join us on Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Three Sisters Gallery for the opening of Barb Fyvie's latest show, I Think I am Water.
Inspired by Elizabeth Henderson's poem, "I think I am water," Fyvie spent time on the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Carribean, Lake Windermere and wandering endlessly up and down Three Sister Creek where she lives collecting experiences of the indigo, aqua, roaring, tickling, freezing, thawing, deep and shallow. The work in her upcoming show documents this diverse exploration.
Fyvie will be in attendance for the opening, as will Henderson who will read her poem.
Light snacks and beverages will be served. The show runs from November 6-30.
About the show: This project was inspired by a poem written by Elizabeth Henderson entitled “I think I am water”. I [Fyvie] was immediately drawn to her poem because of the playful imagery and later for the more serious undertones of meaning. Just as water is a miraculous occurrence, so are we. We are the individual waves that make up the ocean of humanity. Water is a subject bestowed with a vast range of symbolic meanings. I like to think of water as the source of life, renewal and intuition. While spending time on the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Caribbean, Lake Windermere and wandering endlessly up and down Three Sisters Creek where I live, I have collected experiences of the indigo, aqua, roaring, trickling, freezing, thawing, deep and shallow. The work in this show documents this diverse exploration.
About the artist: Barb Fyvie has run her studio practice for 20 years. She is best known for her winter forest paintings. These forests are complexly woven meditations on wilderness. Over the past 2 years she has made a shift to abstraction. Her new works are fluid intuitive explorations with a focus on colour and surface. A great deal of attention is paid to the materiality of heavy oil paint made heavier with cold wax medium.
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