In 2020 Prince George-based artist Cat Sivertsen produced a collaborative artwork called The Covidian Garden Party. It represented an imagined space into which she and other artists might project themselves after pandemic restrictions made in-person gatherings impossible. Conceived of as a garden party, and compiled as a book, it is a form of internalized landscape through which to find solace and escape. The Covidian Garden Party – a coming of age will explore this and other works that connect the artist with particular times and places. Sivertsen’s book, drawing and installation work reflect interior landscapes that serve less as representations of the world around her, than as expressions of her relationship with it.
This travelling exhibition is a smaller version of the exhibition hosted concurrently at Two Rivers Gallery.
August 6th-29th – Mackenzie Community Arts Centre
Sept 3rd-26th – Valemount and Area Museum
Oct 1st-31st – McBride Valley Museum and Archives
Featured Artwork: Cat Sivertsen and collaborators. The Covidian Garden Party, 2020. Mixed media accordion bound artists book.