opening: Saturday, September 17, 1 – 5:30 pm
artist talk: Sunday, September 25, 3 pm
exhibition online to November 2nd
The band rock drawings, clay sculptures and cast plaster reliefs tell the story of a small, found, five-sided stone with a crystalline band running through it. Whimsically navigating the seasons by colour, pattern and mood, this tiny and ancient piece of the planet tries on rivers and mountains and morphs into melting icebergs and spring suns. Band rock inhabits summer flowers and autumn leaves and provides a birthplace for small trees. Micro becomes macro, rock-hard transforms into petal-soft.
The band rock series is an exploration in seeing the intimate interconnection between the parts and the whole, in seeing how the pieces fit together even at different scales and in unexpected combinations. In this work, patterns that are simultaneously as old as water, iconically vintage and contemporary allude to both the passage of time and to this present moment. Viewing a small rock through the lens of imagining a larger relational context, the artworks in this exhibition are playfully celebratory and quietly reverent.
isabella francesco is a graduate of Ontario College of Art and Design. She is a full-time maker working both two and three-dimensionally. Materials and approaches are chosen from a broad range and are based on the needs of each project. When asked what kind of artist she is, she is tempted to answer ‘reworker’. This is Isabella’s first solo show at Propeller Art Gallery.