Viewpoints: A Unique PhotoFabric Journey
October 4 - October 29
Artist Statement: Cathie Ugrin
“I make Fabric Art because it’s what I love to do. To create something unique and reflective of how I feel. To explore sensations of interpretation and observation through the medium of textile and thread. To expand the expected. To follow an idea along an intuitive, spontaneous and progressive path. To play with flow and movement. To use the building blocks of abstraction, texture, colour, line and space to tell a story. To unlock the secret hidden within each scrap.”
About the Artist
Cathie Ugrin is a Winnipeg based fabric artist whose work is characterized by a rich and inventive use of colour, and unique approach to geometrical design. In 2012, her work i know where the summer goes was accepted as part of the ‘Oh Canada’ exhibit which toured for four months across the United States. Since that time, her work has been accepted into numerous International Exhibits and National Juried Shows.
Cathie has studied with numerous international fabric and quilt artists continually expanding her technique and approach while advancing her growth as an artist. Her pieces have reached a broad audience and have found homes across Canada, the United States, England, Finland, Italy and Slovenia.
Her abstract format allows for broad and accessible interpretation. Through the exploration and use of different techniques and her compelling use of colour, she provides a distinct view of her artistic vision.
Artist Statement: Dimtry Kirshner
“Some might think that investigating the world through a lens is a limiting experience, restrictive both in the field of view and the emotional colouring. I could not disagree more. My photographs are not as much a documentary of the life around us but an artistic interpretation of each scene, object, colour or a movement that I want to share with others. In my view, photography is a uniquely contradictory activity that could be both extremely solitary and contemplative during the process of finding and capturing the image, and yet incredibly social and interactive in sharing the story and the emotions of each photograph with others. My goal, in each of my photographs, is to get the viewer to feel that burst of inspiration and wonder which I experience when clicking the shutter release.”
About the Artist
Dmitry Kirshner is a Winnipeg based artist who uses his unique approach to photography as a means of exploring creative ways to bring the viewer inside the idea, the thought, the feeling he has when taking a photo. Through experimentation with innovative techniques, a keen understanding of the effect and impact of colour, and a deep appreciation for the emotional response to both expected and unexpected subjects, Dmitry creates imaginative and distinct portfolios of images that interpret the literal world surrounding us.
Dmitry’s work has been exhibited at multiple galleries including Cre8ery, Wasagaming Community Art Gallery, Chew, Mona Lisa, and Tara Davis Studio and was chosen as a cover of the “Manitoba by Manitoba” book by McNally Robinson Booksellers.
Exhibit runs October 4 – October 29.