At The Gallery
Flood (re) views
Leta HeibergJune 8 - August 17, 2019
In response to the devastating flooding of the Kettle River in 2018, Leta Heiberg has created a multi-medium series of drawings based around aerial footage taken during and immediately after the floods. The work depicts water flowing from mountain snow pack at an impressive speed – gaining volume and speed as it inundated areas previously considered high ground.
Water is its own entity in the work, multi-coloured and dynamic, contrasting surrounding landscapes in shades of black and white. Cheerful rainbow hues reveal a range of contamination washed into the watershed. as colour drains from the landscape, the shift in power becomes clear -control of the environment is impossible in an increasingly erratic world. Flood (re) view is a call to action to process what has happened on a deeper level and re-examine our relationship with a landscape that, while familiar, can become bewilderingly hostile in an instant.