Opening Reception 6-8pm –Thursday,
June 1 –July
The obsessive attention to detail that Mother
Nature practices is impressive - trees with thousands of
leaves or needles, grasses in abundance, the fine
delicacy of a furred coat or the exquisite patterning of
plumage. Surrounded by the display, we are apt to lose
attention and miss the phenomena.
Headbones Gallery changes the focus first zooming
in with the work of Rose Sanderson and Christian Bernard
Singer - Pins and Needles, Feather and Fur and then
zooming out to David Wilson’s Water with a premier
presentation of four large acrylic paintings.
Rose Sanderson was the artist in residence at
Headbones Gallery in the spring of 2015. Hailing from
Bristol England, she works with brushes so tiny, the
hairs seemed to disappear as she strokes on color. Each
feather, eyelash and claw has been detailed using a
range of North American animals as her subjects.
Christian Bernard Singer lives in Owen Sound
Ontario where he is Senior Curator at the Tom Thomson
Gallery, one of Canada’s core galleries named after the
maverick break-away artist who inspired the formation of
the Group of Seven through his transformative portrayal
of the natural world. Singer doesn’t paint the forest,
however. He uses the forest to build his sculptures,
reliefs and installations. He builds with pine needles,
the details of conifers.
David Wilson is a member of the Okanagan Nation and
the winner of the BC Achievement Awards in Aboriginal
Art for 2012. Drawing from pictographs, stories and
indigenous imagery influenced by the Mauri, North West
Coast or Egyptians, Wilson’s paintings can be seen as