Jane Everett & Anne Simpson – Gone

Mixed Media and Poetry

March 6 – March 29, 2015
Opening reception Friday March 6, 7-9:30pm
Artists in attendance with a reading by Anne Simpson.

Simpson & Everett exhibition invitation "Gone"Jane Everett from Kelowna B.C. and Anne Simpson from Antigonish N.S. shared a studio 20 years ago at St. Francis Xavier University. Their recent collaboration has reunited them in a mixed media conversation in which 12 pages of Simpson’s poem “Otherworld” provide a counterpoint to twelve of Everett’s mixed media drawings collectively titled “Map of the Interior”.

Jane Everett has been working in paint, Conté, and charcoal and eraser on vellum, depicting nature. Anne Simpson has long been concerned with the form and shape of her poems on the page to create new layers of meaning. Both have been working on large sheets of drafting vellum which will hang in pairs yet are unrelated to each other. Pairing of the works allows for a dynamic between them that broadens and deepens their impact. Everett and Simpson are both dealing with the language of landscape. Their exhibition Gone is an elegy and tribute, a call and response by two artists who surpass their separate works by making an altogether new one.

The artists have a great list of exhibitions, collections, awards and publications. Anne Simpson’s novel Falling (2008) was longlisted for the International IMPC Dublin Literary Award and winner of the Dartmouth Award for Fiction. She has written many anthologies, poems, essays, short fiction and awarded many grants to assist in the production of her works. Jane Everett has many works in collections across Canada and exhibited extensively in group and solo shows across the Western provinces.

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