Jocelyn Purdie: Nature FIXED
n a t u r e F I X E D
by Jocelyn Purdie | Agnes Jamieson Gallery
SEPTEMBER 12 TO OCTOBER 19, 2019
JOIN US for Artist Talk + Opening Reception September 13 at 4:30PM – 6PM
My practice includes sculpture, photography and installation and focuses on my interest in landscape, geography and the environment. I continue this research through a body of work titled Nature FIXED that follows an ecological line of inquiry; exploring the human relationship to the environment and the way the natural world is imagined within that context. I am interested in an interdisciplinary approach in my art making process as it allows me to consider a number of different perspectives on the ideas that are presented in the work.
The series Nature FIXED brings together sculpture and a series of related photographs. The sculptures include reassembled trees that have been hinged together with steel brackets and embedded with an array of dioramas made from fabricated and natural objects.
Jocelyn Purdie is a Kingston-based artist. She has exhibited in solo and group shows locally and extra-regionally since the mid-1980s. Recent solo exhibitions include, the Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre and the Verb Gallery, Kingston, in 2018 and a three-person exhibition at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, in 2013. She has received support through the Ontario Arts Council and her work is in several private collections. She is the curator of the Swamp Ward Window Project an alternative venue for contemporary art in the community and was a member of xcurated, a curatorial collective formed in 2011. Over the years she has been active on the Board of Directors of the Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, the Arts Advisory Committee and the Public Art Working Group of the City of Kingston and is currently the Director of the Union Gallery at Queen’s University.
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