Fishers' Loft Inn Conference Centre from Barbara Houston

A curated selection of new work that encompasses the ideas of people and place, community and belonging in and around Tom Brown's Pond and Trinity Bight.

Solo Exhibit runs from May 3rd through to October 31, 2021 at the Fishers' ... more

Untitled, Verso, 7 (Cliff Edge)

  • Acrylic, archival inks + graphite on Belgian linen
  • 14 x 14 x 1.5 in
    (35.56 x 35.56 x 3.81 cm)
  • Barbara Houston
  • Sold

‘Verso’ series is a group of paintings on raw Belgian linen with acrylic, archival inks + graphite.

Integral to Houston’s work is the landscape of people, place, community and belonging. It emerges in the marks, pigment and the raw material. The ‘Verso’ group captures places in and around Bonavista and Newfoundland. In their anonymity (Untitled) they invite the viewer to look closely and draw on their own memories to establish ‘place’. Captured first in small studies, sketches and drawings, the canvas is edited and painted firstly in the reverse. Once the reverse layers are established, the linen is removed and restretched in the direct orientation. A second painting is done on the front canvas enhancing the layers and pigments that were initially created. The outcome is an ethereal, dream like haze of very familiar landmarks.

  • Framed: 15.5 x 15.5 x 1.5 in
  • Created: 2020
  • Inventory Number: 24786-20-28
  • Collections: 'Place' A Solo Exhibit at Fishers' Loft Inn , linen, VERSO
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