Mary Mottishaw is a mixed media artist, painter and printmaker; Kit Fast is a professional photographer, video editor and writer. Both from Dawson Creek, Mottishaw and Fast are teaming up for 'Convergence,' an exhibition in which two artists consider their landscape.
"The landscape of the Peace River area is being defined according to the demands of industry and community. The original rolling hills, prairies and rivers are modified by agriculture, forestry and now by energy development. The need to address this convergence of demands and the changes it causes in our landscape is urgent in our communities.
Just as two rivers converge, shaped by the land, each adding its own quality and strength to become a greater whole, this show is the convergence of two artists. The works address a similar theme with contrasting yet compatible styles. Both are mixed medium artworks based on recognizable images combined with carefully selected symbols that reflect human intervention on the land.
We like the juxtaposition of our work: kit fast’s pieces are based on photography combined with sculptural elements. They are larger in size with a more forceful visual presence. mary mottishaw’s are mostly based in printmaking, smaller in size and are more delicate and precise.
We look forward to sharing our interpretations of life and land in the Peace to your audience. This is an opportunity to engage the viewer in a broader dialogue about the changes that are happening in the north. There is a need and a desire in our communities to look more closely at our homeland and what the future holds for
us all. "
The exhibition opening will also include an artist talk by Mottishaw and Fast themselves.