Artist Workshop, Saturday, December 4, 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Opening Reception and Artist Talk, Saturday, December 4, 2:00 pm
One Small Kiss
Lips graze the surface
sending ripples of joy
shining light into a sea of darkness
in its wake
This exhibition dives beneath the surface to examine the striking effects that even the smallest ripple can make in the world. Partly inspired by the recent catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico this spring and summer - the effects of which are still largely unknown - this show of mixed-media pieces will highlight artist Miranda Jones' exceptional skills working with materials as diverse as wood, metal, paint, canvas and glass.
The Ripple Effect dances between traditional and playful abstract notions of action and reaction. Playing with themes of hierarchy and balance, Jones' work manages to challenge the viewer to look deeper at what's happening around us, while also celebrating the intrinsic majesty of the natural world.
Miranda Jones was born in 1955 in Australia, where she attended Flinders University and La Trobe University. Immigrating to Canada in 1980, she took up residence in St. John's, Newfoundland, followed by Saskatoon, where she attended the University of Saskatchewan (MFA 1989). She illustrated the recently released children's book The Floating Orchard written by Troon Harrison and published by Tundra Books.
Miranda Jones, The Ripple Effect (Installation View), 2011.