Press Release - For Immediate Release
Three northern artists to exhibit at international forest science conference in Banff
Claire Kujundzic and Bill Horne of Wells, BC and Annerose Georgeson of Vanderhoof, BC will exhibit their pine beetle based art at the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) conference in Banff, Alberta, Canada from September 15-19, 2013.
Forest scientists from around the world gather periodically
IUFRO working groups. The Banff conference brings together the Ecology
and Management of Bark
Boring Insects group with the Population
Dynamics of Forest Insects group. The conference partners are
IUFRO, the University of British Columbia's Department of Forestry, Natural
Resources Canada, and the Government of Alberta. Their topic is Forest
Insect Disturbance in a Warming Environment.
“I’m very excited to have this opportunity to share my work with an international audience,” says Kujundzic, who created an installation of torn, stained canvas "trees" for the athletes’ villages in Vancouver and Whistler during the 2010 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games. She also exhibited her paintings and "trees" at IUFRO conferences in Montesclaros, Spain and in Sopron, Hungary in 2011.
Horne is looking forward to sharing his silkscreen investigations of MPB galleries and hearing the latest research at the conference.
Forest insects and pathogens affect all of us. The Mountain
Pine Beetle infestation has affected over16.3 million hectares
of forest and 675 million cubic metres of wood in BC, making it one of
the most critical outbreaks in the world. Devastation on this scale has
impacted the economy, culture and environment of every community in the
Among the pieces available is a unique silkscreen print edition of Mountain Pine Beetle "galleries" that the three artists produced together on used, reclaimed denim material - a reference to "denim pines". Other artworks range from semi-abstraction to representational, from vivid to muted colour palettes, and from small to large sizes.
All copyrights to the artworks appearing are reserved by the Artist. No unauthorized duplication, public exhibition or performance is permitted.
Distribution of the artworks through any means including electronic, is strictly prohibited without prior written permission.
Annerose Georgeson in the studio.
Bill Horne prepares a silkscreen print.
Claire Kujundzic with her canvas “trees”.
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