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Introducing: Heather Close
September 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - October 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm MDT
Reception Sept. 16 from 1-4 p.m., Artist Talk at 2 p.m.
CKG is pleased to welcome emerging local artist Heather Close to the gallery. Bridging the gap between painting and sculpture, her meticulous handcrafted assemblages made from wood, paint, felt and embroidery are lovingly crafted metaphors for the human mind, or more specifically, our memories. At once delicate and bold, her depictions of nature overtaking domestic settings reveal a powerful series of contrasts: man-made and natural; strength and vulnerability; growth and decay.
In the artists words: “This overgrowth mimics the alteration that memories go through. Every time a memory is revisited, it is changed, altered or remembered differently. Memories are affected by outside influences that change and even create new details that may not have been there to begin with.”
Heather Close holds a BFA with Distinction from the Alberta College of Art + Design and has exhibited her work at Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Pith Gallery and Studios, and Truck Contemporary Art in Calgary +15 Window Space.