March 25 - May 14, 2017
Natalie Hussey’s delightful acrylic paintings on canvas or on hand-carved plaster are an exuberant mash-up of pattern, rhythm, texture and colour. Her nostalgia-imbued artworks delight viewers with buoyant elements reminiscent of South Asian and pop art, scrapbook collage, mid-20th-century mod design, folk tale whimsy, and Norwegian-style pottery patterns. Serene figures drift comfortably within these kaleidoscopic worlds, at home with themselves and with each other. In her reverence for the childhood imagination, Natalie Hussey chooses to focus on its benign and innocent aspects – the free flow of ideas, the optimism, the vastness of the imaginative landscape. Hussey’s unique body of work conveys a carnival-like atmosphere in which we are reminded of the value of play, the pleasure of simplicity, and the importance of living fully in the moment.
Natalie Hussey graduated from Sheridan College’s Interpretive Illustration Program in 1997. She currently lives in Goderich, Ontario.