Wednesday, February 09, 2011

This Month in the Gallery

New in the Gallery this February is Remnants of Community. Pursuing a long-held dream, Calgary metal artist Simon Wroot embarked on an extensive tour of Alberta churches, and the result is this exhibition of fifteen artworks. Each piece is accompanied by its story; who created it, where and when, what denomination, what kind of life has it had, and where and what is it now. Simon’s miniature landscapes are created by tracing the various components of the scene on a computer, cutting these shapes with a jeweler’s saw from four different metals, and texturing the surface. The pieces are then pinned together in layers to create a low-relief view of the building and its surroundings, which is then mounted on a piece of slate. This exhibit will be up all month long so come check it out!

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