Virtual Music | Bev Mazurick
March 1 to April 20 | Small gallery
Can you hear music if there is no sound?
The solo exhibition Virtual Music is a series of abstract paintings that explore the idea that sensory experiences such as music may be translated into visual art. I became interested in parallels between music and visual art in 2009 after attending a performance by Canadian Brass. There was a perception of conversational exchange among the instruments. I wondered whether translating those musical interactions into a visual art form would be reasonable. My focus became the correlation between the structure of the music – the relationship between instruments and parts, and the elements of visual design.
Virtual Music as the title for the series, suggests a sense of morphing sensory experience from one art form to another.
Although mainly contemporary compositions, the music encompasses combinations of classical instruments, voice, some non western instruments and ethnic sounds. The variety of music and interesting rhythms has resulted in an eclectic group of paintings. I found the idea interesting to explore and hope you will find it just as interesting to see.
Bev Mazurick is an Alberta artist whose work encompasses a range of media and styles.
Friday, March 1 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Wine proceeds to support Okotoks Arts Council