The Whisper of Stones
Pnina Granirer gives an artist talk Thursday evening at the opening of a new exhibit The Whisper of Stones at Two Rivers Gallery. Pictured with her work Mystery at Gabriola, Granirer, who was born in Romania, said when she first saw her subject – an old quarry on Gabriola Island where huge millstones were extracted in the early 1930s – she thought it looked like "a giant had taken a cookie cutter to a huge piece of dough."
Referencing the triptych, she said: "I like to work in panels. I love the tension it creates between one panel and the next. The fact there is a separation adds an extra element that makes people pause, I think." The panels also allow for easier storage, she says, laughing, noting her studio is now full of her work. "I tend to work on large canvasses so they do take up room," she told the Free Press.
The Whisper of Stones exhibit runs until Jan. 6, 2013. As well, The Transformers exhibit featuring works from Two Rivers Gallery permanent collection also opened Thursday. For more information bisit www.tworiversgallery/ca.