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Briana Palmer
updated: 10/17/2010
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Pinned Belbs
Squib
Symbiosis
Float
Metronome
Ballyhoo
Benthic
Snoots with fancy shower caps
Snag
My tooth that birthed a bone
Jig
The weight of some just won't budge
Iron Count
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  dreams, narrative, obsessive, nature, surreal, biomorphic, collage
 
 
Pinned Belbs  by Briana Palmer
Pinned Belbs
Drawing, Gampi chine colle, blender pen transfers, photolithography
2007
27 " x  36" 
Squib by Briana Palmer
Squib
Photolithography, etching, blender transfers, drawing, chine colle
2007
30" x  40" 
Symbiosis by Briana Palmer
Symbiosis
Drawing, photolithography, chine colle, decorative paper, mono &collagraph print
2007
30 " x  38" 
Float  by Briana Palmer
Float
Drawing, Gampi chine colle, blender pen transfers, photolithography
2007
30 " x  38" 
Metronome  by Briana Palmer
Metronome
photolithography, drawing, collagraph print, chine colle, blender pen transfers
2007
32" x  44" 
Ballyhoo by Briana Palmer
Ballyhoo
Photolithography, chine colle & drawing
2008
30" x  44" 
Benthic  by Briana Palmer
Benthic
Collagraph print, drawing, iridescent paint
2008
32" x  44" 
Snoots with fancy shower caps  by Briana Palmer
Snoots with fancy shower caps
photolithography, drawing, chine colle,decorative paper acrylic paint.
2007
26" x  34" 
Snag by Briana Palmer
Snag
Photolithography, blender pen transfers, drawing, collagraph print
2007
30" x  40" 
My tooth that birthed a bone  by Briana Palmer
My tooth that birthed a bone
photolithography, drawing, chine colle, blender pen transfers
2008
32" x  44" 
Jig  by Briana Palmer
Jig
Drawing, Gampi chine colle, blender pen transfers, photolithography, mono print, found images
2007
28" x  36" 
The weight of some just won't budge  by Briana Palmer
The weight of some just won't budge
collagraph, graphite, ink
2010
30 " x  40" 
Iron Count  by Briana Palmer
Iron Count
ink, collagraph, photolithography
2010
30" x  40" 

Artist Statement

The transition between experience and artifact is the focus of my research.

 

It is in the comfort of the everyday, the mundane act of living, that images, objects, and ideas are gathered.  Much like my work, my ideas assemble as a collection of random fragments that have no demarcated boundaries.  Discarded detritus of nature, man-made objects, found images, memories, colors, shapes and textures can inform my research.

 

This anthology becomes the integral part of the research as I construct it like a jigsaw puzzle; it becomes the artifacts or souvenirs of a past.  The collection inherits a fluidity of materials as each of the items is transported into various media. These transformations alter their original state, from static components to a perpetual metamorphism. As this collection grows, the items are pulled further from their original source, re-writing a history, a journey without conclusion.  The collection reflects narratives of a lost identity that parallel the fleeting moments that memory betrays.

 

An essential representational strategy inherent in the larger body of my work is for the elements of the prints and drawings to mirror the components of the sculptural assemblages.  These works on paper exhibit similar patterns as the collection; the choices are eclectic.  Often, the images are awkward predicaments that I set up in order to create a sense of uncertainty.

I do not want my work to rely on what I know, but rather, I wish to create dwellings of surprise.

 

It is the use of two and three dimensions that mimics the transitions between the tangible artifact, and memory of the experience.  The work is the evidence of time, a moment that is past; it becomes the palimpsest of stories that have no fixed meaning.   These two and three-dimensional works are the space between the real and the memory of the real. This continual transformation of imagery is balanced between fact and fiction.  It is in this space of uncertainty that I position the viewer.  The work becomes reminiscent of experience but the imagery itself is lucid; slipping out of what is known. 

 

Artist Bio / CV

Briana Palmer

EDUCATION

2003    Master of Fine Arts, Printmaking, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB.
2000    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary AB.

EXHIBITIONS SOLO

2010

Vivarium, Society of Northern Alberta Print Artist, (SNAP) Edmonton, Alberta

2008

Vivarium,Open Studio, Toronto ON. 

Group Exhibitions  

2009

Vivarium Members Gallery, The Print Studio, Hamilton, ON.

 

A Sense of Place, Windsor Printmakers Forum, University of Toronto Art Centre,             Collaboration Judy Major- Girardin, Toronto ON.

2008   

Reciprocal
, McMaster Faculty and Alumni, McMaster Museum,     Hamilton ON.
    Being There, Group Show Burlington Arts Center, Burlington ON.

2007       
    Made to Measure 27th Annual Juried Art Show, Arts Etobicke         Gallery,Toronto ON
    A Sense of Place, Windsor Printmakers Forums,Juried                     Exhibition,Collaboration Judy Major- Girardin, Windsor ON.
    The Print Show, 4th Annual Juried Exhibition of Original Prints,         John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto ON.
2006   
    New Faculty Show, Thompson Rivers University Gallery,                 Kamloops, B.C.
    No DNA, Print Portfolio exhibition of international print artist,             Southern GraphicsPrint Conference, Madison Wisconsin, USA      INKLANDIA: an international print exhibition, east Gallery, Rueff     GalleriesYue KongPao Hall for Visual and Performing Arts,             Purdue University West Lafayette,USA.
2005   
    P5A  3S9, White Mountain Academy of the Arts Faculty Show,         Arta GalleryToronto, ON.
    Convergence 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Tom Thomson             Memorial Gallery,Owen Sound, ON.
    P5A  3S9, White Mountain Academy of the Arts Faculty Show,         Sudbury Art Gallery, Sudbury ON.
2004 
    Convergence 41st, Annual Juried Exhibition, Tom Thomson             Memorial Gallery,Owen Sound, ON.
   
2003
    Fast Forward, Graduate Students from Department of Art and         Design, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.
    Saccade, MFA, Thesis Exhibition, FAB Gallery, University of         Alberta, Edmonton AB.
    Junge Knust im Fokus, Museum Woldorf, Munster, German2002
    Resonance, Jonh Summers Gallery, University of New Mexico,     Albuquerque,New Mexico.