Art Walk 2013
I recently spent some time with my brother-in-law, fine art photographer and print maker, Reathel Geary, perusing a variety of art galleries in Calgary’s core. Such a treat, this is… especially for me. I have been enamoured with art for a very long time; literature, music, photography, paint on canvas, whatever really. I’m not picky. Most of the time I’m not even sure what I’m looking at! All the same, I love how a particular piece of art makes me feel, that something tangible inspires an emotional experience…one with enough weight to make a lasting impression.
Yup. I really LOVE that.
Early on in our excursion we made a stop at Theatre Junction to pick up a copy of Seities, a newly minted publication featuring the analog efforts of fine art photographers around the world. Naturally, being a fan of photography and local start-ups of just about any kind, I signed myself up to receive future issues. (YES!) While there we enjoyed a lovely chat with two of the founders, Sanja and Kirsten. It’s remarkable to listen to artists discuss what they do. Infectious really. I am now plagued by a desire to drop everything for the sake of wet plate photography, (where does one learn how to perform such a thing, I wonder?) and wheat pasting.
Our day ended at the Christine Klassen Gallery where I made a gut-tingling, resoundingly affirmative choice to buy a piece of art. (My first ever for our home… and most certainly my first from a gallery!) I can see this behaviour becoming a problem for me. Or perhaps, I should say, for my husband. Ha!
Ben Cope is ultimately to blame. For capturing on paper what I so often feel inside. Divinely without defence. Vulnerable. Perpetually human…
Thanks again, Reathel, and know that I have so much love and respect for what you do.