Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Postcards: Sandra Smirle

Sandra Smirle, Detail No place like it, mixed media on panel, 2006, 20" X 24"
Sandra Smirle has a thing for maps and X-acto knives. Is she a patient person, or did she utter a few colourful words as she painstakingly cut each strip and reassembled them onto a panel? This postcard was from the 2007 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. When I look at this collage long enough, it reminds me of the aerial views of a landscape viewed from an airplane window. Do you see a river and hills, or do you see a hydro corridor surrounded by suburban cul-de-sacs? Either way, the No Place Like It series is impressive.

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