Monday, November 23, 2009

Reviews of Tropical Saskatoon

A lovely review of the show from Luke Siemens. Oh and here is a radio interview about it I did on Bart Gazzola's The A Word.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tropical Saskatoon

“When an outsider comes to a new place, he sees the picturesque and the freakish, whereas the local sees through layers of emotion and memory.”
Walter Benjamin

One of the first things that struck me as odd about Saskatoon, when I first moved here over one year ago was the abundance in fake palm trees. Both indoors and outdoors, these plastic versions of tropical paradise seemed strangely out of place in the cold prairie environment. Furthermore, many Saskatoonians hadn’t even noticed them until I pointed it out. This made me think about the above mentioned quote and specifically how we create our own sense of place, no matter how odd or freakish that may be.

Biliana Velkova
Tropical Saskatoon
November 18-December 27, 2009
Opening Reception, Thursday, November 19, 7-9pm
Frances Morrison Library Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

Monday, November 09, 2009

Remembering the fall

I am very excited to be able to share my memories from that day on Petya's blog.