Grace Campbell Gallery

February 28 – March 31

science Meets Art

  by

Jodi Miller

Opening:  Saturday, March 14, 2020

                                                                                                      2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Jodi Miller’s work is expressive, capturing the essence of the prairies in a contemporary way.  She uses broad brushstrokes and gestures to convey the movement of living skies and a layered approach to connect to the land, representing its history and stories as well as our relationship with our environment.  Jodi’s paintings contrast the expressive movement of skies with the controlled interpretations of fields.  This juxtaposition challenges our thoughts on what we think we see versus what we feel and perceive.

Her latest work references aerial photos and those taken while driving across the prairies, a tongue-in-cheek representation of the flatness of our landscape and our dependence on the land.  The big skies are scaled to give a sense of the expansiveness of nature, contrasting with our impact on our environment shown in the calculated lines of fields and transitions.  The patchwork fields are inspired by the stories of those who live on this harsh, exposed land, their struggles and resilience represented by the bold colours that layer and interact with one another, providing a reference to history and the passage of time.  In this new collection, Jodi’s background as an aerospace engineer merges with her passion as a painter.  These pieces are a dialogue, representing our relationship with nature and connection to our environment.

Jodi Miller, who was born and raised on a family farm near Birch Hills, Saskatchewan, is an artist and was an aerospace engineer for twenty years in the military before she found her passion in art.