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November 30, 2005

Source: Trinity Western University:

Celebrate the research and performance of Indigenous dance

This winter, the public is invited to experience a new series of paintings by Fort Langley artist Doris Auxier. "Unstrung," at the Fort Gallery Nov. 23 to Dec. 11, will feature Auxier's rendering of sensual tangles and lines. It's a series that positions the viewer in the ever shifting space of dynamism—somewhere between the minute and the eternal.

Doris Hutton Auxier, M.F.A, Assistant Professor of Art and Department Coordinator at Trinity Western University, teaches drawing and painting. She frequently speaks on art, creativity, giftedness, and postmodern critical theory.

Event: Unstrung, presented by Doris Hutton Auxier
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 23 to Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005
Time: Opening: 7:07 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: The Fort Gallery, 9048 Glover Rd, Fort Langley, BC
Cost: No charge
Contact: (604) 888-7411

Auxier's artist statement for "Unstrung"

Life's problems are often complicated, messy tangles that restrict and disappoint us. In the middle of a conflict, for example, I usually think of the situation as so much unnecessary frustration, often without a clear path to resolution. Like chaotic twists of rope or a tangled skein of yarn, what should be easy becomes laborious and seems useless.

At first glance our life tangles are not like the colored and luminous fibers on these canvases. However, despite surface appearances, within the knots and complexities we face in life is the mark of redemptive possibilities. In this series of paintings, the flowing colors and patterns visually speak to a purposeful and even beautiful rhythm that underlies the difficult places we journey through.

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,300 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 38 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 14 other graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.

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