Friday, March 9, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Gowri Savoor at the Spotlight Gallery, Vermont Arts Council in Montpelier

Gowri Savoor's exhibit Drawings will be on display in the Spotlight Gallery through the end of April 2012. A reception for the artist will be held on April 27th from 4:00 to 7:00PM as part of Montpelier's Art Walk.

Treehouse Series by Gowri Savoor, Artist Statement:
Through my drawings I like to ask questions. Questions about our relationship to the land and our environment. Questions about our journeys, our culture and our personal histories. Questions about what it is that defines us and how we are connected to one another. These can all be found in the hidden tensions that exist just beyond the surface.

Within The Treehouse Series, treehouse structures, shacks, houses, farmsteads, villages, towns and cities – part factual, part imaginary - depict a dreamscape of a potential future where safe sustainable housing and an abundance of natural resources are increasingly beyond our reach.

The tools I use are very much part of the process - a simple, sepia pen - giving the illusion of timelessness, of nostalgia and of safety.