Nelson artist and writer Susan Andrews Grace will present her new body of work in the exhibition Underwritten at Touchstones Nelson

The ‘language of earth’s beauty’ at Touchstones Nelson

Nelson artist and writer Susan Andrews Grace will present her new body of work in the exhibition Underwritten

Nelson artist and writer Susan Andrews Grace will present her new body of work in the exhibition Underwritten at Touchstones Nelson from September 21 to November 17.

The exhibition explores the sacredness life on earth, and features textile-based printmaking, collage, sculpture and installation. Grace contemplates the “language of the earth’s beauty” through forms that echo the paths of insects etched in wood and the amorphous shapes in clouds.

Grace’s collages of printed and dyed silk result in vibrant yet subtle fields of colour and abstract gestures. Underlying the beauty of her work is her in-depth research into Charles Darwin’s discoveries about the actions of worms, and the classic book on Christian mysticism called The Cloud of Unknowing. While some of her work refers to religious iconography, she infuses it with her own earth-based imagery.

Lynn Dragone will open the exhibition at 7 p.m. sharp on September 20 with an unfolding movement ritual, presented through the calligraphic art form of “Big Brush,” which expresses birth, life and death, in one stroke. Dragone will also offer a Moving with the Big Brush: Calligraphy and Movement workshop, on Saturday, October 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shambhala Meditation Center, 444 Baker Street. The fee is $50 or $35 for members. Register through deerdragon55@gmail.com or call Lynn @250-352-1964.

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History is located at 502 Vernon Street. For information call 250-352-9813.

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