Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Reflections on Cod

Back in the winter I had three pieces of gyotaku accepted into a summer exhibition that is opening soon at Five Island Art Gallery in Tors Cove.  Reflections on Cod marks the 20th anniversary of cod moratorium on July 2, 2012.

The moratorium has had a huge impact on the culture and livelihood of many people in Newfoundland with 35,000 people suddenly out of work, the largest industrial closure in Canadian history.
This is one of the gyotaku pieces, Fisherman's Cut which I will have available  in the Reflections on Cod exhibition.

I'd encourage you to visit the exhibition which runs from July 2 -July 27th.  The public reception will be on Sunday July 8th from 2 - 4pm.  Opening remarks by Richard Cashin.

This exhibit will feature more than 40 original works by local artists including watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, pastels, ceramics, mixed media, hooked rugs and art figures. 

On Friday, Tara Bradbury wrote a piece on my gyotaku for The Telegram, the newspaper had two full pages and a cover shot and there was this shortened online version.  It brings the art of gyotaku to a broader audience.


Katherine Thomas said...

That's very cool! It must be great to contribute to such a worthwhile, historical event such as this one! Congratulations! I love the fish painting too!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

congrats on the newspaper article :D
i had to explain to my teachers at college what gyotaku is, they had no idea

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Bravo! Good article and your work is outstanding as always :) Good luck with the show!

Ayisha said...

Great article and amazing post. Thanks a lot for sharing !!

Celeste Bergin said...

excellent press! I love the is just beauuutiful

Jeanette said...

Thanks Katherine. It is a unique anniversary, and I'm curious to see what other artists produce for the show.

Its out of the mainstream I guess Jen. My nephew, who's at art school did a presentation on gyotaku as something that was not taught as part of the curriculum, so I imagine its not considered technical enough to make the grade in printmaking perhaps.

Thank you Pam.

Thanks so much Ayisha

Press is always good Celeste and to get a two page spread was just great. Tara, the reporter, did a good job with the piece. And I just can't resist the fish! :)