[ un ] natural Histories
Artists: Gwen Curry and Lyndal Osborne
Date: April 17 to May 7, 1997
Artists' Talk: April 18
Lyndal Osborne of Edmonton and Gwen Curry of Victoria both use that natural world as a starting point for their work.
Osborne's sculptural installation work was the product of careful gathering, sorting and manipulating, sometimes over the course of years. Her work reflected the landscape in its unending rhythms of growth, decay and transition. Lyndal Osborne is a professor at the University of Alberta and has shown her work in Europe, Japan, the U.S. Australia and Canada.
Lyndal Osborne, Spinners, Open Space 1997
Curry's sculpture and mixed media wall works examine our need to order the natural world. Her works take on the quality of museum artifacts as the subject matter—listed and categorized. Like a museum they investigated ideas of both reverence and extinction.