One of the artists featured is Tanya Pixie Johnson’s mixed media works which examine the cultural history of the Slocan River.

One of the artists featured is Tanya Pixie Johnson’s mixed media works which examine the cultural history of the Slocan River.

Art of the forest

Touchstones Nelson’s upcoming exhibition, Forest for the Trees brings together four regional artists

Touchstones Nelson’s upcoming exhibition, Forest for the Trees brings together four regional artists whose work explores our relationship with the natural landscape. The exhibition will include sculpture, installation, painting and photography.

First Nations spiritual beliefs are explored in Barbara Maye’s investigation into the life stories of trees and Tanya Pixie Johnson’s mixed media works which examine the cultural history of the Slocan River. Nadine Stefan’s constructed “habitat” and Ian Johnston’s reconstruction of a felled cherry tree reflect on our cultural perceptions of nature and our use of natural resources.

A person who “can’t see the forest for the trees” focuses only on the details of what is right in front of them, rather than considering the bigger picture.

This exhibition invites us to think  about where we live and our connections and disconnections from nature.

Everyone is welcome to the opening reception at Touchstones Nelson on Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (members preview at 6:30 p.m.). There will also be a group artist talk on March 1 at 7 p.m.