Donna McKellar | The Studio Art Gallery | Unpetrified - Exhibition Header

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Opening Event

This much anticipated exhibition can now be viewed and artworks purchased online. Unfortunately, the opening event of this exhibition coincided with the Covid 19 Lock-down and we were not able to celebrate with Donna on this remarkable achievement that she worked so tirelessly towards..

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Artist’s Statement

In a world bound for chaos & decay, the task for any artist is to immortalise a single moment – yet untainted by ruin and rot – in such a way as to present to the viewer a perfect relic of ephemeral beauty. A fossil that is an impression of time itself. This task is not an easy one, not merely an attempt to “freeze time in a bottle”, but rather to extract the feeling from the moment and offer it to the viewer in a way that it can be sensed (and not only observed). As such, these renditions are my deeply personal  offering, given with something of my soul.

Petrified (verb) – To become stone. Metaphoric sense of paralasis. To have stopped changing and developing.