June 2 - 30, 2018
The Call of Roots and Water utilizes photographic prints, printed silks, oil paintings and video projected through a dive mask to convey the places on the planet outside of human habitation. Like a foreign land beneath our feet, the images are entirely of this world, yet otherworldly. Multi-media artist, Gail McDowell voyages into the watery world of the Klamath River, primarily. “Creekside pools, quiet and mysterious, filled with nature’s subtleties, put me into sweet reverie,” Gail explains. “Where land and water meet, I imagine floating bouquets made of decaying leaves, and fantastic water nymphs hidden inside intertwining grasses. Shafts of brilliant light turn red Alder roots into my muse, inspiring me to share this world.”
“There have been three forces in my life which influenced this show. My degree in Alternative Photo Processes and Textiles from California College of the Arts gave me technical training. Creating sculptures and installations at Burning Man since 2000 has opened up traditional constraints when presenting art. Living on the Klamath River for 17 years has nurtured a deep appreciation and knowledge of the tributaries.”
10% of sales from this show will be donated to Mid Klamath Watershed Council in Orleans, California.