By Andrew Ross
“Crossing back and forth, between the two-dimensional format and three-dimensional forms in space. Crossing in and out, between illusionary and actual depth,” reads the artist’s statement.
Crossing–currently at the University of Calgary’s Mezzanine Gallery–is Julie Chapdelaine’s personal exploration of forms in space. The series of six reliefs represents seven years of work on Chapdelaine’s part, a fact reflected in the intricacy and detail of the pieces.
Crossing is visually intriguing, and draws the viewer in. It’s not really eye candy though, more like a balanced eye diet: not as much instant gratification, but much more to digest.