Sunday September 27, 2015
Barbara Amos is an artist who considers an idea and the situation as the impetus for new directions. She has completed 4 public art commissions, most recently the International Sculpture Garden in Hamilton ON 2014, a steel scope on a city street with a handmade lens referencing environmental fragmentation 2010, and 48 foot photographic artwork, the result of research on multicultural issues in an Edmonton Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and has been awarded scholarships and residencies. Her work is in the Toronto International Art Fair since 2007 and she is represented by galleries in Toronto and Calgary.
Sculpture, photographs paintings and new media have been moving into the public realm. New artworks are in front of city buildings, in urban parks, on social media sites and in unusual places at unexpected times. Some of this work is hard to understand and some of it is completely delightful. It raises questions and asks us to consider new ideas
This talk will offer details on the public art process with references from the point of view of the artist. From monuments to social media platforms, with images from events local and international, she will offer an overview of the development of the public art process with humour and from personal experience. Barbara Amos is an artist who has completed 4 public art commissions and has participated in the jury process.