The Language of Trees opens at Deep Water Gallery, Thursday, January 9
WIARTON (Ontario) – Deep Water Gallery is proud to present its second exhibition,
The Language of Trees, featuring the work of Christian Bernard Singer and Gary
Eden. This exhibition is co-hosted by the Wiarton and District Chamber of Commerce
and runs from January 9 to February 16, 2020. The Deep Water Gallery will be open for viewing Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am-6pm.
The Language of Trees: We live in a time in which human activity has pushed our
planet to the very edges of survival, as we regard nature with a sense of otherness – an
entity that exists to be mastered and controlled. Yet, in reality, humans exist as a part of
a larger interdependent life force within the natural world.
Christian Bernard Singer carefully selects, arranges and orders forest sheddings (pine
needles) to create riotously colourful small constructions that evoke movements caused
by larger natural forces. A steward of natural materials, Singer brings respectful attention
to the simple pine needle, while adding new poetic metaphors to address our powers
of observation as conscious individuals within a larger interconnected whole.
The work of Gary Eden seeks a different sort of stewardship; Eden encases the remnants
of trees within patinated copper, creating sculptural relics that seemingly function
like historical time capsules of the forest – works which simultaneously become artefacts
and monuments of nature.
This exhibition has been supported by The Ontario Arts Council, The Municipality of
South Bruce Peninsula, and The Wiarton and District Chamber of Commerce.
Deep Water Gallery is a Wiarton and District Chamber of Commerce (WDCC) initiative
that offers exhibition and networking opportunities to promote regional artists from Grey
and Bruce counties. Deep Water Gallery promotes the arts as a vital component of
community well-being; nurturing engagement, shared experiences and understanding
through art appreciation.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Jessica Berg, WDCC: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Marie Hadcock, Curator, Deep Water Gallery, Board of Directors,