‘My shadow rests lightly on the land…fleeting and ephemeral’
During the last fifty years, Charlotte Wilson-Hammond has used her body as a way of accessing the strength, sensuality, vulnerability, beauty, and now the fragility of the female form, all part of the eternal cycle of birth, growth, regeneration, and death.
Three years ago, the artist began a new series of conté drawings and shadow photograph/print/drawings, once again using herself as the subject. In this new work, Wilson-Hammond reflects on the fragility, vulnerability and yet the beauty and strength of this timeless human condition, noting that one of the most mystifying aspects of aging is that one’s presence is diminished within the general public, often to the point of invisibility. The final body of work consists of large (3' x 4.5') drawings using photographs of Charlottes's shadow in the landscape. These are then digitally manipulated, printed on semi-transparent mylar with the resulting image then worked with coloured pencil.
For the curatorial component, Wilson-Hammond had proposed Tila Kellman as the curator for the exhibition. Unfortunately, Tila was in a tragic accident in May 2017, and is now is a nursing home. Because of this, the work has taken on another dimension, emphasizing the truly transient nature of life. Katie Belcher, artist and former director of Eyelevel Gallery stepped into the role of curator.
Charlotte Wilson-Hammond is a visual artist living and working on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore. For the past forty years, Charlotte has been an active advocate for the Arts, provincially and nationally. She was a founding member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Eyelevel Gallery and the Coalition for Arts and Culture. As well she has served on the Board of Governors of the Nova Scotia College of Art, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Conference of the Arts and Canadian Artists Representation. She is currently the past Chair of the Nova Scotia Talent Trust as well as serving on the Board of the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia.
Exhibit Opening, Sunday September 9th at 2:00 PM
The show will be open daily, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM, in the Clam Factory until September 16th. It will be open before and during the intermission of the Musique Royale Concert on September 15th.
Time: Daily, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Fee: No Admission Fee