April 22-July 8
Bob Prittie Library, Metrotown
Amber Albrecht is an artist and illustrator working with a variety of media including print, watercolour, pen and ink. Born and raised in White Rock, BC, she now resides in Montreal, Quebec, where she received a BFA from Concordia University in 2005.In prints and drawings I portray dream-fueled absurdist situations, which often draw heavily on my cloudy recollection of the storybooks of my childhood, saturated as they were with strange creatures, impossible happenings and oneiric landscapes. These stories created for me a very idiosyncratic conception of a past-that-never-was, and much of my work is directed toward bringing this past into being. In addition, my use of female iconography and of female-associated source material such as lace, ornamentation, and organic material, is a means to investigate themes of passivity and femininity, loss and loneliness, and being at odds with the world. – Amber Albrecht
The Burnaby Art Gallery is pleased to present a new series of works created especially for this Outreach Exhibition at the Bob Prittie Library, Metrotown. These works focus on plant life and reflect elements from various species of flora, with many from this series depicting the Japanese Bonsai technique of Kokedama. Albrecht’s latest book of artwork is entitled Idyll (Drawn & Quarterly, 2012). For further information on this artist, please visit www.amberalbrecht.com.