|girl friday 2016 colleen heslin dye on linen|
McMichael Canadian Art Collection Gallery June 4 2016 - February 20 2017
organized by the Esker Foundation in Calgary
curator Naomi Potter
|girl friday detail colleen heslin|
constructed colour fields
|false start 2016 colleen heslin dye on linen|
|earth be earth 2015 colleen heslin dye on linen|
A Jack Bush solo exhibition runs concurrently at the McMichael
|earth be earth detail colleen heslin|
The importance and meaning of materials
|monochrome 2016 colleen heslin dye on linen|
They 'resonate with the tension of material and gestural complexity.' (wall text)
|dash 2015 colleen heslin ink and dye on cotton and linen|
Those from 2015 give more evidence about her mark making process.
She allows the fabrics that she stains with dye or ink to dry naturally, and then responds to the marks left behind without her hand touching them.
Not paintings then.
|dash 2015 colleen heslin detail|
This artist is exploring and using cloth as a language and cloth is intimate.
|counterpose 2015 colleen heslin ink and dye on cotton and linen|
|log cabin 2016 colleen heslin dye on canvas|
|runaay 2016 colleen heslin dye on canvas|
The cloth is pulled around stretcher bars.