Deborah Loxam-Kohl - The Sound of … (silence)
Artist-in-residence at Oxygen Art Centre (to Feb. 10, 2011)
By Fiona Brown
Deborah Loxam-Kohl is artist-in-residence at Oxygen Art Centre through to Feb. 10, 2011 where she is exploring the use of felted wool forms to construct a large-scale sculptural installation with the working title The Sound of… (silence).
The project emerged out of Loxam-Kohl’s growing awareness of and sensitivity to noise and experiments with introducing the prospect of silence back into the built environment.
Using low-relief sculptural forms and the natural sound-dampening qualities of wool, the work engages at both an aesthetic level as well as altering the acoustic qualities of a space having high ceilings and concrete floors.
Loxam-Kohl is the inventor of the form felting machine and process, which she is applying in the making of the work.
Open studio: Wednesday, Jan. 12 from 5-9 p.m.
Stop by to see the work-in-progress and speak with the artist.
Artist’s talk: Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Residency closing party, viewing of completed work: Friday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.
Open for viewing: Sat, Feb. 12 and Sun, Feb. 13.
Oxygen Art Centre is located at #3, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance beside Colour Your World). Call 250-352-6322 for more info or check out the website at www.oxygenartcentre.org.
3-D form felting workshop (intermediate)
Two-day intensive workshop teaches basic techniques for felting in-the-round.
• Slocan Valley Threads Guild on Sat/Sun, Feb 26/27 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Info available from Slocan Valley Recreation at 250-226-0008 or www.rdck.bc.ca.
• Oxygen Art Centre on Sat/Sun, March 26/27 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Info available from Selkirk College Continuing Ed at 1-866-301-6601 or www. selkirk.ca.