Thursday, February 16, 2012

Opening on March 4

Interaction by Jacqueline Steudler
March 4th – April 27th, 2012

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 4th    12 to 4pm

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is pleased to present Jacqueline Steudler’s solo exhibition “Interaction.” This show consists of an impressive 586 mutable miniature paintings that examine the dialogue between the artwork and viewer. Steudler, who has close ties to Ross Creek since 2008, has chosen this site as the ideal space for her work because of the Centre’s place as a creative community hub. In this exhibition, Steudler subverts the common perception that painting is mostly a visual experience. In fact, she encourages viewers to “play” with her paintings by rearranging them to produce new colour combinations and varying compositions.

In March, the public will have the rare opportunity to observe the artist-in-residence at work in the gallery. Steudler will photograph the fleeting moments of shape and light visible in her paintings over the duration of the exhibition. She is most intrigued by the relationship between the small paintings to the whole, and the intimacy that can be found between the art and the viewer.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


interaction # 674 by Jacqueline Steudler, 2012
Everything is ready for the show. Can't wait to have it all up on the wall at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts in Canning.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


interaction #620 by Jacqueline Steudler
The solution is found but will mean lots of work. I will use the force of the magnets to work with. Instead of the screws I will glue magnets on the backside of the woodpanel. This way the magnets will keep the paintings straight.

All the magnet poles on the backside of the paintings need to face the same way. 248 paintings have to be attended to (smile); magnets removed, turned over and glued again. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Everything is ready and the hanging of the first 48 paintings begins.
The paintings are not hanging straight! It was very difficult to screw the screws straight into the board. Here now the result. All magnets are attaching to the screw head and point in that direction. 

This will not work. I need a new solution.

Sunday, February 5, 2012


The first wood panel is ready. Can't wait to try it out and hang the paintings.