Norman Brooke is a multi-media artist living in the Eastern Townships. He holds a B.A. in Fine Arts and a B.A. in Communication Arts. In the fall of 2013 Norman had an engraving press custom-built for him and spent the winter printing many of the prints for this exhibition. He also embarked on an agricultural heritage project honouring the rich traditions of the Eastern Townships by conceiving a welded sculpture out of discarded tillage equipment which will be shown at the exhibition. He is busy preparing for upcoming shows in 2015.
Sharon Robinson is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. She explores printmaking using different matrices such as solar plate, masonite, wood, glass and tile. Recently she has also been giving a second life to her old discarded works by incorporating them in collages. She holds a B.A. in Fine Arts.
Both artists explore the interaction of society with its loss of ecological structures to leave all species to depart from their conventional ways and live in a basic survival mode. Scientists have predicted that half of the climates that we know today on Earth could soon disappear. They have also predicted that one third of our planet’s surface will be replaced by conditions that have never been experienced by any living organisms. If this change takes place, it will be in a violent way which will prevent species and ecosystems to adapt resulting in a complete upheaval of contemporary conditions.
Various mediums are explored: sculpture, printmaking, collage and assemblage.