2-PERSON EXHIBITION THE PENTICTON ART GALLERY, PENTICTON, BC, 2013
MICHELLE FORSTYTH AND CHRISTOPHER WATTS
Penticton Art Gallery
Exhibition Dates: May 17 - July 7th
Opening Reception: Friday May 17, 7-9pm
Artist Talk: Saturday May 18 @ 1pm
WSU Colleagues, Michelle Forsyth and Christopher Watts explore systems sequence, grids, color and pattern in their recent works. Michelle Forsyth’s recent work depicts the clothing of her husband. Her faithful depictions of his plaid shirts elbow their way into the tradition of abstract painting, yet the paintings' titles suggest a personal narrative that underlies the work. Chris Watts’ work represents a long-term interest in patterning, order and to a certain degree spiritual or esoteric ideas. His images use numbers to explore location and sequential relationships—referencing cellular structure or even the double helix of DNA. The forms are not biomorphic but relate more to crystalline arrangements and deeper levels of order found in nature.