I will be hosting a public conversation with Montréal-based artist Jaynus O’Donnell on her recent collage and watercolour works as part of Landed: Jaynus O’Donnell, part of the Burnaby Art Gallery Outreach Exhibition Series, May 14-July 29, 2012, Bob Prittie Library – Metrotown

Jaynus O’Donnell creates fragmented landscapes based on urban scenic experience. Her multi-textured collage and mixed media works present 3-dimensional forms that float somewhere between solid and soft, miniature and ‘mega’. Based on her own interactions with nature through various collections, including magazines such as National Geographic and instructional scientific texts for youth, as well as recollections and imagined landscapes, these works reconstruct natural encounters as distilled and combined forms. Jaynus O’Donnell completed a BFA at the University of British Columbia and an MA at Concordia University, Montréal, where she currently lives and works.

The artist will discuss various works in a public conversation with Burnaby Art Gallery Assistant Curator Jennifer Cane on Monday May 14th, 1p.m., Bob Prittie Library. Refreshments will be provided. This is a free event and no registration is required. For more information please contact shaun.dacey@burnaby.ca

Image: Jaynus O’Donnell, Rock Sample VI, 2012, watercolour and collage on paper, 55.9 cm x 55.9 cm