Ceramica Botanica: A Constant And Misguided Optimism
Alberta Craft Gallery - Edmonton, Edmonton, AB - To Apr 18
Alberta artist Bridget Fairbank combines ceramics, painting and installation to challenge viewers’ understanding of the everyday. In this exhibition, her ceramic tiles ask us to consider the place in the local ecosphere of the common plant forms she depicts. She references both indigenous and invasive species, from Indian paintbrush to saskatoon berries, and from honeysuckle to goldenrod, to call up their associations, past and present, and to question our mutual struggle for survival in the future.