The Colborne Art Gallery invites you to “in this moment”, an exhibition of work by Barbara Buntin & gallery artists.  Please join us for the opening and to meet Barbara on Saturday, May 2nd, 2009, from 2 – 4 pm at the Gallery.  The show will be on through June 14th, 2009.
In this moment – Barbara Buntin
“in this moment” follows Barbara's ongoing exploration of visual art as a form of communication and connection.  These monotypes and collages are a collection of moments observed or experienced, a glance, a memory, a turning point, a pause. Each image contains the possibility for a response to be felt, a reflection to occur or a story to unfold, inviting the viewer to be engaged.
The title of the show, “in this moment”, reflects something of the monotype process as well.  Barbara is exploring the unpredictable nature of monotype printing; allowing the unexpected effects to guide the next steps in the moment of art making.  When the outcome of a monotype is not quite what Barbara had in mind, the resulting fragments of line, texture and colour often find their way into a collage.
The result is a collection of pieces that glow with layers of rich colour and texture and hum with the emotion of experience, from melancholy to joy.