Saturday, February 12, 2011
Last year, around this time I got a chance to see Collette Urban who was invited to speak as a visiting artist at the Owens Gallery. Her presentation and work was very enjoyable, her elaborate kinetic sculptural pieces are thoughtful and playful which allow for the viewer to engage in a relational aesthetic. Having the privilege to meet her and getting a chance to speak with her I had the sense I was talking to one of the ground breakers that opened up the path for woman artists. I was in great admiration of her commitment to the Full Tilt Creative Centre in Bay Islands,Newfoundland and her strong connection with the land.