|Linda Craddock, from the series "Hometown Dreams: Embarkation",|
video stills, acrylic, oil on birch panels
Craddock says of this work: None of us live exclusively in the present. What we understand as being “now” is in fact an amalgamation of personal and collective experiences interacting with a current framework of existence. This defines who we are. An increasing level of interest in both personal and social memory has resulted in an investigation of the past history and memories of that part of Alberta within which I was raised, namely the rural area of East Central Alberta. The conflict between conscious memory, subconscious memory and reality form the framework for my work.
View "Hometown Dreams" from March 20th until May 3rd, 2014 at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Running concurrently in the gallery is Shyra Desouza's "Labyrinth of the Eternal Archetype". The gallery is open from 10-4 pm on Wed-Fri and 12-4pm on Sat. Please note the gallery will be closed on April 18 & 19.