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|The Month of May we are featuring the art of Stephanie A. Bush.|
Stephanie Bush is a Montreal native with an extensive exhibition record both nationally and internationally. She earned her MFA from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, with a minor in Women's Studies. Currently, Bush resides in Vermont and divides her time between her professional art practice, teaching and raising her young family. Bush is represented by West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe, Vermont and Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Park in Concord, New Hampshire.
Cows are an every day presence in my experience of Vermont, but they are largely peripheral. It was the desire to examine more closely that which is peripheral and overlooked, that lured me to look more closely at a being that shares my space and ecology.
I grew up in the city of Montreal with only the occasional weekend or camp experience in the country, so cows are in many ways as foreign to me as a camel. The first thing that overwhelmed me when confronted with the actual presence of a cow, was simply their size, and this translates directly into the size of my canvases. Next was the strange experience, repeated again and again, of having them look directly at me. I had the unshakable feeling of being seen, and seen deeply. One can get lost in their eyes and so the gaze has become an integral part of the series, expressing the relationship between the witnesser and the witnessed.
Upcoming Events: Open Studios
Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 26, 2019 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Shelburne Pond Studios
1260 Pond Road
Over a dozen artists will be opening their studios to the pubic for this event. There will also be guest artists, food and live music. This is a free and kid friendly event.