AGOG presents Karen Brodie Archibald’s UP CLOSE

Poster-Karen_Brodie_Archibald-Up CloseOpening Reception with Karen Brodie Archibald from 5pm to 7pm Friday, Oct. 3. All Welcome. Snacks by Terri Blizzard.

Karen Brodie has been creating fabric art for 23 years. Beginning in Vancouver, B.C., and now from her studio in Golden, B.C., Karen has built up a large portfolio of liturgical art which has been her main focus of work as she has been commissioned by churches across North America and beyond. This work includes banners, altar sets and clergy stoles.

In 2005 Karen received an award for an altar set submitted in the Seasonal/Occasional Art category by North America’s Ministry and Liturgymagazine. In 2011 Karen was commissioned by Golden Secondary School to create fourteen permanent welcome banners, using a variety of languages, for their foyer to reflect the local skyline and recreational sports.

Now for the first time, Karen has created a body of work for exhibition and sale.  The work consists of eight large pieces of fabric art with a focus on nature — up close. The largest is 6’ x 4′ and the smallest is 3’ x 3’. The pieces are vibrant, textured, and contemporary.

As for the process of designing, Karen believes she becomes a vessel for stories, symbols, movement and emotion. In this collection, Karen has worked to translate the magic and vibrations of the natural colours around us. She feels that no matter what area she may work in or who she may design for, her art will portray a sense of spirituality and awe for creation.