“Nature is a powerful presence in my work,” says artist Ann Holsberry. “I am fascinated by the movement of humans and animals across the globe.”
Starting Sept. 23, the Los Medanos Art Gallery, located inside the campus library, will have various works of Holsberry on display in conjunction with her invitation to be Artist in Residence here on campus. The exhibit titled “Migration”, will feature various cyanotype works created by the artist. Cyanotype is a photograph printing process that creates a cyan image, similar to creating engineering blueprints.
“This body of work is inspired both by the movements of the planets and stars,” said Holsberry, “and by the complementary movements of animals and people across the earth.”
Inspired by both personal and natural influences, Holsberry incorporates the physical aspects of her surroundings to assist in the overall process of creating her art. Using sunlight from the open skies above campus and water from the Delta to develop her prints are just a couple of ways she uses nature as part of her creative process.
While feeling a strong connection to the various pieces that will be featured in the exhibit, Holsberry invites gallery attendees to interpret their own feeling towards her art.
“It is open-ended and subject to each individual’s sense of it,” added Holsberry.
In addition to the exhibit, a reception will be held in the gallery on Oct. 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. and will include a special lecture by Ann Holsberry at 6 p.m.
Located in the LMC Art Gallery inside the library, the exhibit will run from Sept. 23 to Oct. 23 and will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and reopen from 4 to 6 p.m.