Liz Toohey-Wiese, the current artist-in-residence at the Caetani Centre, will be hosting an open studio June 25th from 6p.m.-9p.m. Come stop by her studio at the Caetani Centre to see her latest wildfire-inspired collection filled with paintings and sculptures based on a site visit last year to the Mount Christie fire outside Penticton.
Liz Toohey-Wiese is a visual artist exploring relationships between identity and place. Born and raised in the suburbs of Vancouver, her work seeks to intervene in the broader notion of “landscape” in her surroundings. Her recent series “Wildfire Tourism” considers overlap between landscape painting, the tourist economy, climate change, and resource extraction. Her paintings frame wildfires as a challenging site of contradictions: at once they point to the devastating repercussions of climate change, and a site of renewal of landscape. Her pieces borrow tourism marketing strategies, creating tension between image and text, object and imagery, as wildfires emblazon postcards, commemorative posters, and souvenir objects. Her work frames wildfires as a wider metaphor for the human desire to control nature and looks at the repercussions of man’s intervention on natural processes.
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