Lynn Price How Small a Thought
Vernissage: Thursday November 23, at 6 pm
Exhibition: November 23 to December 16, 2017
Artist’s Talk: Thursday November 30, at 7 pm
How small a thought it takes to fill someone’s whole life! … If you want to go down deep you do not need to travel far; indeed, you don’t have to leave your most immediate and familiar surroundings.
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Culture and Value (1946)
The McClure Gallery is pleased to present the thesis work of Lynn Price. Her exhibition How small a Thought explores the genre of still life, a genre with a rich and complex history that offers a diversity of contemporary possibilities to investigate human relationships with everyday objects. Through a series of paintings on paper, Price works with accumulation as a metaphor for marking increments of time that form a minute, an hour, a week…a life.
Price says: ’’For quite some time I have been making still-life paintings of lemons. It is a consuming process of focusing on something deeply, over time. I conflate the genre of still life and a rule-based process as a means of inquiry into the phenomenology of internal time consciousness, the essential structures of consciousness that make possible the unified perception of an object that occurs across successive moments. Using strategies of iteration, variation, and accumulation, I fill time with an activity that, in itself, is meant to reveal what it is to experience time passing’’.
LYNN PRICE lives and works in Powell River, British Columbia. She is completing her MFA at Concordia University after obtaining a BFA from Emily Carr University in 2013. Her work has been shown in Canada in various solo and group exhibitions and she participated in international residencies in England and Finland.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 12 pm to 6 pm; Saturday 12 pm to 5 pm