This week Edward Burtynski’s new film ‘Watermark’ is premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, so for the month of September we will be celebrating those artists who look at water differently at the Herringer Kiss Gallery. Combining the stunning photography of Burtynski with award winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier again after the success of ‘Manufactured Landscapes’, this documentary is sure to change the way we think about water. Visit http://burtynsky-water.com/?page_id=6?page_id=2 to watch the striking trailer.
This week we chose Laurel Johannesson’s piece ‘I’ll be your mirror 1’, this photo was taken from underwater in a pool in Venice, Italy. Laurel’s piece not only looks at the way water is present in our lives, but looks through water in a new way. By using water as a lens, the world is distorted, and by distorting that view the artist is evoking memory into the piece. Johannesson has taken a nostalgic moment and frozen it in time to bring back recollections of childhood and summer. This piece seems so relevant now at the end of summer, reminding us of the dreamy days that have past, and gives hope that will help us through the cold winter.
– Heather Campbell, Herringer Kiss Gallery