Saturday September 9 to Saturday, October 14, 2006
Opening reception: Friday, September 8 at 8:00 pm
Mood Farter follows the artist through endless incarnations of trails and tribulations that followed Guthrie upon the examination of her drawing works. The medium is time consuming and became unable to accommodate diversification. Guthrie comes to see stylistic conventions, tropes, and a keen sense of ironic impulse as motivation to continue.
From feathers to spray painted rocks, elements clash but in continuously doing so become a visual language in themselves. A language, perhaps, a sensibility, that is shared between both the watercolors and sculptures. Sculpturally, Guthrie is by far most concerned with methods of display and has leaned toward the reminiscence of the domestic as per the nature of the objects that she chooses. Her exhibition as interior design is decidedly twisted and other worldly, but function as a sort of personal space like a teenager’s bedroom which so boldly and unapologetically display favorite icons, one on top of another, piecing together an evolving coherence of personality.
Kayla Guthrie will be entering her final year at the Emily Carr Institute. She has already exhibited widely around Vancouver at Dadabase, Lucky’s Comics, as well as fronting the band Channels 2 & 3. Guthrie has upcoming shows at the Access Gallery Project Room in late September and at the Blanket Gallery in January of 2007. Finally, her work is featured on the cover of the current issue of Only Magazine.