opening side by side to michael swaney's whitehorse, yellowknife, red deer at atelier is julie morstad's show touch wood and whistle. featuring ten, new ink and watercolor drawings all exploring children's games.
'morstad's delicately rendered lines and assured sense of colour evoke an eerie nostalgia as she channels illustrations from children's books and exposes their underlying darkness. she states that when creating her whimsically wicked ink and watercolour drawings, "hazy memories of childhood fuel much of my recent work, and the narratives of fairytales and folklore are ones that i have drawn upon repeatedly. being a child of the age of the commoditized and marketable fairytale, my drawings reflect both an unabashed delight in the preciousness of this narrative as well as a conscious subversion of the same."'
morstad's use of mischief within her drawings is brilliant. it's going to be an amazing night at atelier gallery!