This March Gladstone exhibitions intern Laura Warren-Causton curates her first exhibition, Intimate Immensity: Spaces We Inhabit, which presents the work of four Alberta-based artists, each of whom reveals a significant aspect about how we occupy and experience space, both physically and psychologically.
Below is her interview with one of the featured artists, Alma Visscher.
Laura Warren-Causton Talk to me about the transformative, dream-like quality in your work?
Alma Visscher Sometimes they frighten me.
L.W.C Tell me about your artistic process?
A.V Most of my ideas come to me in visions.
L.W.C The media in your work vary from performance to painting to installation. How do these various media together contribute to expressing your overall artistic intent?
A.V I don’t really differentiate between media. My projects are material/ media specific. Some concepts won’t work as drawings and need to be in fabric and vice versa. I try to follow the urgings that tell me for “this is will be a video this will be a video” or a structure will come to me in a drawing and then it will be shown to me as an installation. But I try to have them all talk to each other. Nothing is arbitary.