Kate Wilson: Botanical Model City
April 23 to September 18, 2010
Botanical Model City is a site-specific work created for Museum London's Centre Gallery by Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist Kate Wilson.
Wilson's works, which often combine drawing and painting, are meticulously detailed yet enigmatic in their use of cursive, architectural and botanical references. They are expansive, sprawling entities. Critic Gary Michael Dault has described her practice as embodying "urban recklessness, pop-chaos, hedonistic breakup and apocalyptic meltdown."
Botanical Model City is of an original composition developed through the use of preliminary drawings and computer imaging and then executed by hand. Each of her site-specific installations have their own evolution which are, as Wilson notes, "drawn, scanned, projected, traced, scanned again, and printed and animated in myriad ways."
Wilson has exhibited internationally and is the recipient of awards from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Recent exhibitions of her work were organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), the Canadian Cultural Centre (Paris) and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (Victoria).
Kate Wilson wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council.