1.9.08

Touch Wood and Whistle

If you are in Vancouver this month then lucky you! You can go and see Julie Morstad's new solo show at Atelier Gallery.


Games 1, 2008
watercolour & ink on paper
13.5 x 11 in. $1450



Hoist the Flag, 2008
watercolour & ink on paper
20.5 x 25 in. $1900



Ambush 1, 2008
watercolour & ink on paper
22 x 30 in. $2100


Julie Morstad, Touch Wood and Whistle
runs September 4, 2008 - September 28, 2008.

Here's some info on the show from the Atelier site:

Touch Wood and Whistle will feature 10 new ink and watercolour drawings, exploring the theme of children's games.

Morstad's delicately rendered lines and assured sense of colour evoke an eerie nostalgia as she channels illustrations from children's books and exposes their underlying darkness. She states that when creating her whimsically wicked ink and watercolour drawings, "hazy memories of childhood fuel much of my recent work, and the narratives of fairytales and folklore are ones that I have drawn upon repeatedly. Being a child of the age of the commoditized and marketable fairytale, my drawings reflect both an unabashed delight in the preciousness of this narrative as well as a conscious subversion of the same."

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I went to Julie Morstad's exhibit and thoroughly enjoyed it. She is extremely talented. Thanks for the heads up. I live just 2 blocks away from the gallery.

O'Leary said...

Happy to be of use!

Lisa said...

Hi Sara!
I just wanted to say think you for posting about the show! We have had so much fun with this particular exhibition! I am also a huge fan of your WYWS-i have bought 4 copies now. LOL. I am expecting my first child and can't wait to get the next book in teh series. Anyhow, congratulations on your success-well deserved. And again, thank you for your post!

Lisa Kehler
Manager/Assistant Curator
Atelier Gallery