EVERYDAY, A COLOUR // Kenderdine Art Gallery
Leah Rosenberg closely aligns art and life through her interdisciplinary practice, utilizing paint – both the act of painting, and the material of paint – to document time and place. The notion of generosity simultaneously emerges in her work, as she investigates how to employ colour to elicit and share experiences that may otherwise be intangible. Mining through the layers and stripes of paint, what can be revealed is an archive of moments, intimately linking her process to the everyday. Mono / Chromatic continues Rosenberg’s ten-year examination on the affects of colour. In Everyday, A Colour, the site-specific installation has formed as a visual document of her daily encounters in Saskatoon. Originally from Saskatoon, Everyday, A Colour reflects re-visited places from Rosenberg’s childhood, while she also considers larger frameworks, such as the rapidly changing cityscape, and local Modernist painting histories. She has recorded her immediate surroundings by a adding a new layer of coloured paint to the walls, each day, for thirty consecutive days, building up to create an immersive (yet temporal) installation. Comprised of geometric forms created by masking off of areas, what has emerged is a visual map, loosely representing the topographic geography of Saskatchewan.
View the thirty colours with their reference HERE.