Have you been to The Yellow Brick Wall? The Yellow Brick Wall is a new and exciting exhibition venue located at 97 Dalhousie Street on the Brantford Campus of Wilfrid Laurier University. Designed to provide a space for the appreciation and enjoyment of established and emerging Canadian artists to members of the Laurier community and beyond, The Yellow Brick Wall aims to contribute to the growth of Laurier students, encourage dialogue and reflect the diversity and culture in our community.
Admission to the exhibition space is free and it is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from September to April. The current Featured Artist is Aaron Robbins who presents Field of Dreams mixed media from September 1 to October 15, 2014.
Artist Statement - Aaron Robbins
The rural Canadian landscape is a vast and diverse wilderness, seemingly endless. I draw upon my travels, experiences, memories and exploit the tonality and aura of the landscape I’m painting, making it my own and creating a journey for others.
I use extensive colour, layering and different, original glazing techniques. Using an acrylic, environmentally friendly Pouring Medium in layers with painting between each layer, produces two dimensional paintings that actually become three dimensional. The optical effect is amazing and taunts the viewer to want to push themselves into the image. This three dimensional effect brings viewers closer to my work where they can see the great intricacies and workmanship of each painting. This technique also creates fantastic “floating” movement in my work, creating excitement and a moving landscape of endless possibilities.
My paintings are also about solitude and contemplation. Although there is no human presence in the paintings, there is an aura of something happening, a moving spiritual presence. Being in solitude, away from the distractions of modern life, your mind and soul are capable of being much more aware of God's presence and creative touch in all things...it is my ambition to capture these moments.
For more information, visit www.wlu.ca/brantford/ybw.