Old World Books, 2012

Kyle L. Poirier, Old World Books, 2012
acrylic on canvas, 10 x 10 in.
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The members’ exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery is just around the corner, and once again I will be submitting a painting from my 100 for 100 series.

The title and theme this year is Mapping. A description, as it appears on the exhibition page says:

“Mapping has become prevalent in many artists’ practices, and maps are being used to explore or represent everything from personal or emotional states to geographic regions. The types of maps one can create are endless. They can be a way to bring order and structure to perceived chaos, or be a way of representing free-flow thought.”

Well, after working through some ideas, I simply decided to go a traditional still life route, using an old world globe as my subject matter… it is a map after all. The old books behind the globe are untitled and I like to think they could be journals containing notes and maps within.

The exhibition runs November 23, 2012 to January 5, 2013, and I invite you to visit the gallery to see it. Members’ exhibitions are always great as they show a diverse range of works of art, created by artists of all skill levels and ages.

If you do stop by, do make sure to ask for me at reception and say hello!