Fragile Planets | Verna Vogel

Reception Date

Exploring boundaries and extensions of block printing, Fragile Planets is a circular meditation on human sensory perception. In a world flooded with visual reproductions, we may often encounter a thing through its image, before (or instead of) experiencing it "in real life". Are both the print and its original source equally valid?

A circle, one of the ancient symbols used by human civilization, carries strong connotations. The layered circular form of Fragile Planets may encourage contemplations of strength and fragility: a circle is protective, capable of excluding or containing worlds, yet permeable, allowing for entry or exit at any point. 

Exhibit type
Visual Arts
Small Gallery
Event type
Art Gallery
Okotoks Art Gallery