The exhibition Understory is an immersive installation that evokes the experience of standing amongst the forests of the British Columbian interior through the prism of memory. Below is an image of the installation at the Kelowna Art Gallery, March 8 -June 16, 2019

 

Large-scale charcoal drawings of Lodgepole Pine, Ponderosa, Cedar and Birch trees are rendered on drafting film, sliced into strips, and suspended, looming above the viewer. Light and sound surround and animate the space. Piano notes, bird song and the sound of distant traffic are further layerings in the tension between art and nature, and in the intersection of the natural and manmade worlds.  

Understory  installation at The Forum, Kelowna/ photo credit: Yuri Akuney

Understory installation at The Forum, Kelowna/ photo credit: Yuri Akuney

Understory II , 100"x42”, charcoal on drafting film, photo credit: Yuri Akuney

Understory II, 100"x42”, charcoal on drafting film, photo credit: Yuri Akuney

Understory XI, 42 x 114”, charcoal on drafting film, photo credit: Yuri Akuney