I am very much drawn to colour when it comes to art but I also love the use of actual textures. It is very hard not to touch art that uses textural materials. At WAAC there is a show on right now, called Collage and there are several pieces with loads of texture. I’m a big fan of Deniz Seker, Janet Potter, Margaret Rodgers and now Catharina Goldnau.
Using paint and collage Margaret created these beautiful works of art to highlight a very common activity that probably saw an uptick in popularity in the last two years.
I also found the use of words very interesting. I don’t know if she was purposely trying to make a political statement but words like power, vote, elect, money, power, mock, jokers, and autocrat leads me to think that this might be the case. We also just recently had a federal election. The longer I look at these pieces I see more interesting themes.
If you’re in Toronto, the show is on for one more day. The last day is Tuesday, November 16.