Laura Widmer, Pearls, 2013, linocut, 30 x 22 in
Laura Widmer is a Kelowna-based artist working primarily in relief printmaking. The body of work in the exhibition titled Threshold presents the idea of the ‘threshold’ in a series of a variety of printmaking methods including linocut, woodcut and lithography. The body of work explores the in-between places of daily existence and the constant negotiation between the environments we inhabit and our personal experiences. Widmer strives to explore these in-between points and challenge the viewer’s visual perception through her approach to mark making which place the works visually somewhere on the threshold between representation and abstraction.