May 16 – June 9, 2012
Legacy Art Gallery Downtown
Curated by Elyse Portal
Featuring Fran Baskerville’s creative process after answering a proposal to create public art at the Gordon Head Rec Centre. In the Moment reveals Baskerville’s creative process in response to a public art call to celebrate multiculturalism and community in the Greater Victoria Region. To answer the call, Frances embarked on an artistic journey of site-visits, photographic reconnaissance, and research spanning aikido, Degas, Cézanne and the Olympics.
“Whether it takes the form of physical movement, as in dance, or the form of emotional or spiritual intensity, I try to capture particular moments,” Frances Baskerville.
Her practice navigates themes of imprisonment and liberation through painting the human form, “My figures are striving …often for something they cannot reach or can reach only momentarily. Moments of release are short-lived but beautiful.”