Billow and Well and Bone and Bough
an installation of paintings by Adele McFarlane Wile
April 6 – 30, 2017
Opening April 5th, 7-9PM
Artist Talk April 29, 2pm
at The Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing
2 Ochterloney Street Dartmouth, NS
Free to the public – donations always welcome!
The human condition is at the forefront of Adele McFarlane Wile’s large scale installation that is about to fill The Craig Gallery space in April with immersive ocean and forests.
“Billow and Well and Bone and Bough are two oil paint on panel installation pieces that use ocean and forest landscapes to investigate the human condition in relation to the environment.These two installations take the paintings off of the walls and place them in the space of the gallery. They are meant to induce the sense of surrounding the viewer, drawing you into the details of the painted surfaces, turning your body or head to view the pieces in their entirety, while utilizing your peripherals as you would when observing nature. My work is influenced by historic and contemporary forms of art and narrative that interpret the symbolic and physical connections between human and nature. For example, anthropomorphic folklore, wilderness survival stories, dystopian fiction, and landscape paintings that express the experience of the sublime – such as the works of Turner and Friedrich. I take inspiration from spending time in isolated rural spaces and collect the visual information for the paintings from personal drawings, found materials, photographs, and digital media, of figure and landscape.”