The Art Gallery of Golden will unveil its latest exhibit presenting Claire Dibble’s Arctic Outflow at the opening reception this Friday, Feb. 16.
Dibble will be at the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. to talk about her pieces. There will be complimentary appetizers, and everyone is invited to drop in.
This series of black and white image transfers on raw canvas was inspired by time that Dibble spent in residence aboard a ship in the Arctic island archipelago of Svalbard.
The images are representations of small things and grand things in the landscapes and seascapes of the north, displayed in an imperfect format with frayed edges and eroding facades.
Small pieces of collected plastics have been incorporated to add a punch of color and visual interest. These bits of marine rubbish serve as a reminder that human impact is woven into every landscape, everywhere.
Dibble is a photographer, writer, and artist based in Golden, B.C.
Her recent mixed and multimedia projects look at the ways in which people interact with nature, the privilege inherent in remote interactions in wild places, and the impacts of such.
Fueled by a love of the outdoors and an adventurous spirit, she spends as much time exploring as possible.
In her work, Dibble aims to highlight the ways we all are connected, to one another and to the planet at large. She notes that she is struck on a daily basis by the beauty and cleverness of the natural world, and much of her work reflects this source of inspiration.
Dibble has worked with Explore Magazine, Canadian Geographic, Kootenay Mountain Culture, Country Guide Magazine, and many more.