On display November 13, 2018 to January 5, 2019 in The Sunroom at Central Library, Subliminal Landscapes features works by local artist, Kate Ward.
The Subliminal Landscapes collection was inspired by a trip Ward took to Iceland several years ago. This romantic conception of the sublime influences Ward's watercolour studies and embroideries, and aims to capture the emotive experience to the ever-changing light on the winter landscape—an image which appears still and serene, yet suspended in danger.
These embroideries were created in Halifax upon her return from Iceland, and provide a medium for contemplative reverie about her Icelandic experiences.
About the artist
Kate Ward is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose research-driven practice investigates the relationship between art, ritual spaces, and cultural meaning. Her practice engages with issues of public space and social engagement in contemporary cultures, drawing references from the geolithic and neolithic, through to modern neuroscience technologies.
Ward holds an MFA from NSCAD and a BVA from the Australian National University. Her work has been selected for national and international exhibitions and awards, and is represented in national and international collections in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia.
In 2018, she was selected to participate in the SIM residency in Iceland, along with the Artist in Residence program at the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Curated Uncommon Common Art.
The Sunroom is made possible by the generosity of Margot and Layne Spafford.