Of Material Importance

  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
  • Sunday, November 21, 2021
  • Silk Purse Arts Centre



Mixed media artists Laura Clark & Monica Nudelman explore the passage of time, memory & the emotions we experience while confronting those concepts through artwork rich with imagery & multiple layers of materials.

Laura Clark is a Vancouver photo-based artist whose practice focuses on the fleeting existence of time & space, observing the remnants we leave behind, revealing the change & transformation that takes place to shape thought, recollections & surroundings. Her evocative photographs explore the symbolism & meaning of flowers in the occasions of life & death - in celebration, in memory, & in mourning. Clark further explores this theme through multi-layered sculptural pieces combining her photographs with resin & fresh/artificial flowers.

Monica Nudelman is a North Vancouver based mixed media artist whose artwork examines concepts relating to cycles, notions of being, & relationships that intertwine with the past, present & future through the transformation of unwanted materials. Her bold & colourful works are compositional & textural experiments, using acrylic paint, papers, fabrics, reclaimed wood, furniturecollage & paper mâché. Nudelman's engagement with the restoration & renewal of  vintage materials & discarded waste pulls memories into the present as prospects for the future.

Watch the virtual opening with the artists! Take a tour of the exhibition & hear from Laura & Monica as they discusses their inspirations & processes.

Plan Your Visit to learn how we are ensuring your experience is safe, comfortable & enjoyable through our COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols, & what you need to know before visiting the gallery.


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