General News · 1st July 2017
The Old Schoolhouse Gallery open its 20127 season with a 3 Woman Show entitled Fibre Fusion, Iris Seigemann, Ayami Stryck, and Amy Roberson, presented their latest works to a packed and weather heated crowd Friday night June 30th. These artists collaborated on a stunning center piece perhaps signifying their “fusion”.
With all three women the true meaning of fusion means combining new elements into their craft...
Amy: “I’ve begun incorporating deciduous barks and grasses, but continually return to the barks of the Western Red and Yellow Cedars as my mainstay”
Iris: I am fascinated and inspired by (found) objects that speak to me. Each piece tells its own story, of beach, ocean, forest and land.
Both Amy and Iris thank Haida Gwaii for their inspiration and mentoring, yet despite this reference, their work displays a fine craft, an attention to detail, and a new direction, that lets their work stand on its own.
This viewer was particularly amazed at the continued creativity and sheer production of Ayami Stryck. She too has made use of the element of fusion “Currently my main inspiration comes from bamboo. I’ve incorporated it in most of my work seen here.” This viewer also draws your attention to the piece that has a projected ongoing movie over one of her larger felts.
This must see show continues Saturday and Sunday, July 1, 2, 2 to 6 pm, and Friday, July 6th, 6pm to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 6 pm, July 7th and 8th.
Ami above, Iris below
Comment by norberto rodriguez on 2nd July 2017
CONGRATULATIONS to Ayami, Iris, Amy for their wonderful exhibit ! The pieces I can see in Richard's review show a high-level of creativity, a fusion of imagination, passion, and love.
The center piece is truly beautiful. Ayami's piece reminds me a "dream catchers", a stunning dream this one is. Iris' pieces are so intricate and marvelous. And even if I cannot see enough details, the piece by Amy is simply wonderful. I only wish I could see more.
A great way to begin another season at OSHG !
It is so good to see how the Cortes community keeps nurturing their souls with Art.
Again and again, congratulations !