June 7 – August 2, 2014, Bridgeland Show Space
Opening Reception: June 14, 2014, 1-5 pm, Baya Rica Cafe (204 7A St NE)
My work deals with suspension and tension representing the fragility of life and relationships and how they can so easily be disrupted through selfishness, anger, environment, good and bad alike, illness and even death. Whenever possible I create work that is interactive and kinetic in nature to mimic those constant life changes.
Joanne MacDonald is a self-taught mixed media artist who grew up in rural Quebec and has always been an artist at heart. She moved to Calgary in 1980. Having attended college, working, getting married and having a family here – Calgary has become “Home”. Time passes…. and living in Calgary now more than twice as long as Quebec; her life has become grounded here with family, friends and most importantly being able to work and show her work within a wonderful and vibrant arts community.
Inspired by nature and working primarily in found, natural and recycled materials Joanne creates these pieces which often mirror the beautiful imperfection of life and relationships. Through her art she tries to evoke an emotional response using familiar objects composed in an unfamiliar way. Joanne’s works are pensive and introspective, inducing an emotional dialogue between the art and the viewer.