Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art
KATHERINE SURRIDGE

Katherine Surridge
City Trees, Other Voices

Guest Curator Diane Carr
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Curatorial Statement, click here

July 22 - August 9, 2008 - Opening Reception: Thurs. July 24, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Katherine Surridge - In Tandem
In Tandem
72 x 60 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
$7,600 



I see city trees as markers of how time passes; many were here before I was born and some will be here when I'm gone. They are like protectors; they provide shelter, oxygen, a stable ecological environment, and a sense of peace. Historically they have impacted art and spiritual ideologies.

The trees in my paintings symbolize the spirit and are metaphors for the people in my life. The words layered over the trees are from poems I have written, about the people in my immediate circle and people I know in the city. I'm interested in exploring the dynamics of space and energy created when the words are combined with the tree shape. Mark-making or the written word reveals unexpected symbols and shapes. This approach is not unlike automatic writing, done by Paul Klee and Mark Tobey, or Wassily Kandinsky's approach in his study of the spirit in art. Medieval artist Simone Martini used flat space in painting his immediate environment; these four artists have been an inspiration to me for over thirty years.

'City Trees, Other Voices', represents icons and totems. Coniferous trees were totems to Emily Carr; my west coast trees are deciduous, bare of leaves, their branches reaching out, passing over space and time.




Katherine Surridge - Beyond Boundaries
Beyond Boundaries
72 x 60 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
$7,600 



Katherine Surridge - Far Before
Far Before
72 x 60 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
$7,600 



Katherine Surridge - Get The Story
Get The Story
72 x 60 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
$7,600 



Katherine Surridge - From Here
From Here
28 x 22 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
$1,400 



Katherine Surridge - Down the Block
Down the Block
36 x 36 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
$2,600 



Katherine Surridge - Listening
Listening
36 x 36 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
$2,600 



Katherine Surridge - As It Seems
As It Seems
20 x 16 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
$1,200 



Katherine Surridge - Much More
Much More
12 x 12 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
Sold 



Katherine Surridge - Before You Arrived
Before You Arrived
72 x 60 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
$7,600 



Katherine Surridge - Running Through Water
Running Through Water
24 x 20 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
$1,250 



Katherine Surridge - Across the Earth
Across the Earth
36 x 30 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
$2,250 



Katherine Surridge - Streaming Down
Streaming Down
40 x 30 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
$2,400 



Katherine Surridge - Sewn Up Inside
Sewn Up Inside
24 x 20 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
$1,250 



Katherine Surridge - Into History
Into History
12 x 12 Inches  
oil on canvas
$800 



Katherine Surridge - For Even More
For Even More
20 x 16 Inches  
oil on canvas
$1,200 



Katherine Surridge - To There
To There
28 x 22 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
$1,400 



Katherine Surridge - Your Way
Your Way
20 x 16 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
$1,200 



Katherine Surridge - Here We Are
Here We Are
20 x 16 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
$1,200 



Katherine Surridge - Smoothing Out
Smoothing Out
12 x 12 Inches  
oil & acrylic on canvas
$800 



Katherine Surridge - Rooted In
Rooted In
12 x 12 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
$800 



Katherine Surridge - Ever Be
Ever Be
10 x 10 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
$650 



Katherine Surridge - To Far Away
To Far Away
12 x 12 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
$800 



Katherine Surridge - Straight Ahead
Straight Ahead
12 x 12 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
Sold 



Katherine Surridge - Part Fore
Part Fore
40 x 30 Inches  
oil & graphite on canvas
$2,400 

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