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General News · 29th June 2019
Kristen Scholfield-Sweet
ICE Dreams of West Greenland
by Iris Steigemann
Opening at the OSHG June 28, 2019

“To fall in love with a landscape is a strange and exciting phenomenon.” This quote by Iris Steigemann about her time spent hiking in Greenland, captures perfectly the sensation of her paintings on exhibit last night at the Old School House Gallery. The combination of the immensity and delicacy of ice, and the fragile and stubborn presence of humans, permeates her work.

Iris has matched the filigree of icebergs as they flow and melt to her media of softly gestural watercolour and hard-edged pen in a series of works created both plein air and in the studio. And yet for all her delicacy of mark making, her art has a strength that echoes in the brightly sturdy houses that grip “this vast and open land, old and wind-swept, battered by elements for Millennia.”

The Cortes community came out in numbers with more than 90 people attending the opening, who showed their appreciation and support with good sales. Don’t miss this opportunity to fall in love with this landscape, and with an artist’s work that is new to the Gallery.

Iris will present an artist’s talk and slide show at the Gallery on Friday July 6, 6 pm to 9 pm.

The show continues this weekend and next:
Saturday and Sunday June 29, 30, and July 7, 8, from 2 to 6 pm