Amber Powell, Milk of the Earth, 2016, mixed media on paper
The exhibition Third Drawer Down was produced by Amber Powell, a Vernon, BC, based artist. Her exhibition includes a body of mixed media and collage works on paper addressing existential aspects of the human condition in contemporary society both on global and individual levels. The context of Powell’s work is conceptually married to the tenets of the Dada movement, specifically of its mockery of materialistic and nationalistic attitudes. Powell’s images create narratives that often contain serious messages which are in turn subverted by a gentle humor and general sense of lightness. The objects and characters in Powell’s narratives are often suspended mid-air and liberated from the predictable influence of the Earth’s gravity. This leaves an implied narrative in flux and is interpretable according to the viewers’ associations based on visual clues contained in the work of art.
Join us for the opening reception of lean, stumble, spill, sway, fold, Rivers and Roads to Find You, Third Drawer Down, and WATER: The Sacred Relationship on Thursday January 12, 2017 at the gallery from 6 p.m-8 p.m. Enjoy an evening of art, music, appies, beer, wine, and punch.