From January 10 to April 9, 2023
In Kylie Sandford’s exhibition Microcosmes exhibition, the paintings and drawings examine how human beings relate to nature – whether they take it for granted or really see it in all its wonder. The artist, who has a varied background in the visual arts, creates scenes – whether with oils or chalk pastels – that depict intimate views of the symbiosis taking place in lakes, rivers, forests and on rocks.
Working with chalk pastel on paper and oil paint on canvas results in two different rhythmic plays between heightened colors and shapes that both capture the essence of nature. Each work is a window into a microcosm that has been studied and deconstructed by the artist to be recreated with strokes of vibrant colors, or glazed layers to create depth and realism to her image. These natural worlds against the white wall reveal the contrast of nature’s strength and its fragility.