The expression ‘running with the ball’ has the
intonation of a previous activity that has been passed
on so that in the ongoing holding of the ball, a new
height has been achieved. Headbones Gallery presents an
exhibition of works by artists who have in the series
which they are showing here, arrived at new plateaus.
The beginning impetus is a challenge, a ball passed
which must be caught. For Jane Everett, Destanne Norris
and Amber Powell this was the challenge of showing in a
public gallery and the opportunity that exhibition
affords the artist to gathering together a body of work.
Reg Kienast challenged himself - tossed, caught and ran.
When the Kelowna Art Gallery
invited Jane Everett into the exhibition
Drawing from Life
and she understood the size of the space that she could
occupy, Everett caught the ball and ran with it. In this
drawing coyotes run the length of wall with an energy
that charges the air and shifts preconceptions of
covering space into a new dimension.
Destanne Norris has a
visceral connection between the physicality of existence
and spirituality that is brilliantly composed in her
which showed at the Vernon Art Gallery in 2017. These
large scale and adept translations of the cosmos bring
the phenomena of stellar space into a human perspective.
By focusing on the unique forms of constellation so far
and vast that they assume near incomprehensible
dimensions, Norris grants an experience similar to that
of catching a falling star.
Amber Powell’s exhibition
Third Drawer Down
that showed at the Vernon Art Gallery in 2017 is an
artistic culmination of more intimate prospects. The
title suggests a commonality to the flotsam and jetsam
of personal things and alludes to the inner realm of
memory as well as to an outer physicality where the
exercise of ‘stuff management’ are brought into play.
Ruminations of her well-grounded intellect match the
comedic with the poignant.
Reg Kienast’s new body of work
marks a step outwards and up into different materials
with expanded techniques that necessitated a delicate
balance between spontaneity and planning. Using glass as
his palette and brush, his abstract compositions glow
with informed decisions, the outcome of having travelled
to over 60 different countries with the purposeful
agenda of being exposed to art and ethnicity.
When the ball is in hand and the artist is running, the
outcomes of the process can be powerful.
Running with the Ball
opens at Headbones Gallery on the afternoon (2 – 5 PM)
of Sunday March 11 with a royal high tea.
Jane Everett, Reg Kienast, Destanne Norris and Amber
Powell will be in attendance.