Thursday, May 12, 2011
this evening, the reverend and i went to the opening of our good friend serena's new documentary installation, three women. the show deals with a topic dear to my heart, art-making in the wide open spaces of rural saskatchewan. serena and her erstwhile partner, tyler, are my main connection to this part of the world and i revel at all chances to peek into the things hidden in its seemingly open expanses.
i particularly liked the images from the prairie ursuline centre. they communicate a special kind of time-warp that i find deeply entrancing - as if the past can live longer in certain places. here is aitor in front of one such image wearing his fancy boutonnière from alison - multiple levels of the past's survival.
and here is what cowboy poetess, bernadette, looked like when she was paused during the artist and curator introductions:
...thank you to robert for pointing that out.
now everyone go see the show!