Ruminations of Order


March 15 to April 13, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 14, 7-9pm

CityScape Community Art Space
335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver

Rosemary Burden / Angela Gooliaff / Judy D. Shane / Debbie Westergaard Tuepah

Four emerging artists investigate the bombardment and accessibility of information in the 21st Century.  Specifically, how technologies allow us to delve deep into the micro and grapple with the macro.  Through this experience is the possibility of new imaginings or remapping of art traditions.  The artists work in the gaps between forms and genres, their processes create new ways of considering information.  Through experimentation with diverse materials, they cleverly reveal patterns and repetition, which results in introspective installations, sculptures, drawings and photographs.
Rosemary Burden’s Butterfly Project addresses the idea of repetition, art versus craft and the possibility of the disappearance of the printed paper book. She creates form from hundreds of small butterfly shapes that are punched out of large volumes of books, and methodically attached together.  Rosemary has a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art & Design.

Angela Gooliaff uses parody and exaggeration to study the process of creating new shapes via the repetition of recognizable biological forms such as ants and flowers.  Moving between traditional drawing mediums and digital technologies, Angela examines human behavior, social systems, and scientific theories, creating new forms of order by developing connections between the unexpected.  Angela has a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art & Design and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Regina.

Judy D. Shane merges the handmade and the technical by using digital photography to record detailed information located in individual sculpted strokes of paint. Focusing on the part, and the part as a composited whole, her large-scale compositions address repetition, patterning and mathematical ordering. Judy has a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art & Design.

Debbie Westergaard Tuepah is inspired by her background in database marketing. Her paint globule sculptures and networks of yarn dipped in acrylic operate between forms and genres.  These uncertain objects in uncertain spaces question painting and sculpture, line and volume, the masculine and the feminine, and the implications of consumerist technologies on human behavior.   Debbie has a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art & Design and a diploma of Marketing Management from BCIT.

Opening Reception Image Gallery.

Artist Talk: Saturday, March 23, 1-3pm @ CityScape

Join Angela Gooliaff, Judy D. Shane and Debbie Westergaard Tuepah and delve into their processes
and inspirations.

ruminations invite


For more information, see the CityScape Community Art Space page.