June 3rd – July 4th, 2023
Scugog Arts presents “Collaged” , an imaginative show of fine art created with up-cycled materials by Lakefield based artist Holly Edwards.
Holly is an abstract figurative artist using materials to intuitively respond to her environment and emotions. Paintings on paper, lino prints, monotypes and suminagashi marbling are collaged onto birch panels, canvas or watercolour papers. New works emerge combining vintage letters, Japanese papers and repurposed magazine clippings.
“Through various mediums and materials, I strive to develop my art with integrity by continuously making a mark and responding to that impression. My process involves creating art daily, often working in a series to process an idea.
During the pandemic I found myself recycling life-drawing sketches and painted paper studies to create new works in the form of collage—often an unknown portrait or a group of figures. Old letters, magazine images, image transfers, monoprints, Lino prints, dry point and patterned washi were soon added to the collage mix. The endless possibilities of positive and negative shapes and additive and subtractive layers has become an integral part of my art practice.”
“Collaged” embraces art as a process where the journey of creating is integral to the finished piece.
Visit the Scugog Arts Space on Saturday, February 4th between 1-3PM for the opening reception. View the exhibition, meet the artist, and enjoy light refreshments including sweets provided by the Nutty Chocolatier.