Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Alberta in a Box: Wide Open

detail from "Stop, Look, Listen" triptych, terracotta by Monika Smith
Smith describes her work this way: "Horses are a part of the Alberta contemporary landscape in the smae way that clay and horses from an important social, historical, and esthetic connection.  ( I employ) gestural, quick decisive drawing in a wet, red clay for immediacy - like many contemporary artists. The liveliness of plein air, the topic, is an exploration of my relationship with horses in Alberta."

This piece is part of Alberta In a Box: Wide Open, a juried travelling exhibition of whimsical and elegant clay work by 39 members of the Alberta Potters Association. The show runs until April 14 with a closure on April 6 & 7 for Easter. The Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open Wed-Fri 10-4 and Sat 12-4 pm. Drop by for a visit!

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