Two new exhibits at Casa explore the concept of space usage.
Kelsey Stephenson’s exhibit Divining and Mandy Espezel’s “Pine Cones in Soft Mouths” opened on the weekend and run in the Casa gallery until April 15.
“Kelsey Stephenson is a local artist who just graduated with an MA in Fine Arts from the university of Tennessee,” said Casa curator Darcy Logan.
She explored the idea of topographical maps painted on dozens of sheets of Japanese mulberry paper.
“It combines print and painting to evoke topographical maps reflection of geological impact of erosion,” Logan said, observing she used a map of the Drumheller badlands as the base for her exhibit. The individual frames move as the viewer move pst them enhanced by a spooky soundtrack composed by Alex Gray which plays in the gallery.
“They are actual topographical maps of Drumheller badlands, but they are supposed to be altered to look like aerial photographs. The badlands were her inspiration,” logan said, adding she worked off actual maps and created the works on Japanese mulberry paper, which is the toughest paper produced, the the movement won’t harm it.