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100 DRESSES FOR ALBERTA

Nicole Bauberger
 

2 CRATES / 1 ARTIST / 17 ARTWORKS / 60 RUNNING FEET
(5 to 6 Small encaustic paintings in each frame)

Curated by Todd Schaber of The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

100 little paintings and their names tell a story from three Alberta places. Drawn from the details of the place and season, there’s bound to be at least one painting that speaks to anyone looking at the show.

Nicole Bauberger sets up on site to paint in encaustic, a form of painting with beeswax. She then paints 100 small encaustic paintings of dresses in about 10 days, each inspired by some small thing she notices about being in that particular time and place. She welcomes stories and suggestions from the general public as she paints, so that she can try to capture the worries, dreams, flavours and materials of that particular human landscape. This show is selected from her three Albertan 100 Dresses projects: Grande Prairie, in November of 2008; Calgary, in March of 2009; and St. Albert, in October of 2009.


100 Dresses for Alberta. Artist: Nicole Bauberger. “Grande Prairie-exhaust Dress Drifting Away”

100 Dresses for Alberta. Artist: Nicole Bauberger. “Grande Prairie-exhaust Dress Drifting Away”