Artist Talk ⏤ Anna Gustafson
- [PAST] April 20th, 2023
- 114 Rainbow Road Salt Spring Isalnd
Archipelago ⏤ Contemporary Art of the Salish Sea
12 Artists | 6 Mediums | 3 Exhibitions | 2 Countries | 1 Sea
Salt Spring Arts is thrilled for the 16th annual Spring Art Show to present a unique and important cultural exchange between two of North America’s most feted arts communities – the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada, and the San Juan Islands of Washington State, USA.
Southern Gulf Islands Artist ⏤ Anna Gustafson
Using common objects I explore the intersection between the natural world, human behaviour, and technology. while grounding my work with research in history, science, and communication.
For the past eight years, I have been enshrouding discarded small appliances and single-use plastic containers in linen – just as we once prepared our dead for burial.
My artistic practice combines a sparse aesthetic with a sincere use of materials and rigorous methodology to create narratives that resonate with the synergy between idea, material, and technique. I choose to work with a limited palette and a restricted vocabulary of natural materials and found objects.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
In collaboration with the San Juan Islands Museum of Art, and ArtSpring.
Sponsored by Gallery 8.