Multi-talented artists Michael McEwing and Anna Syperek join forces to present glimpses of Kennedy and Shae Lake, NB, and Antigonish, NS.
Many of Michael’s pieces are the result of as 2019 residency with BiotaNB, a biological inventory project run by the NB Museum that involved collecting data and samples from NB protected areas over a 20-year span, and offers artists the opportunity to work alongside the scientists in the project each year. Last year, BiotaNB explored the natural areas around Kennedy Lakes in north-central NB, which Michael depicts, and the Lady Slipper paintings are from the Shae Lake Nature Preserve near Plaster Rock.
In the words of one of Anna’s favourite artists, David Milne: “Feeling is the power that drives art. There doesn’t seem to be a more understandable word for it, though there are others that give something of the idea: aesthetic emotion, quickening, bringing to life. Or call it love, not love of man or woman or home or country or any material thing, but love without an object – intransitive love.”
These works are on display at Gallery 78 until Saturday, November 28, 2020, and always online at www.gallery78.com.