I dropped in to the Blue Crow Gallery today, to see art that Karen Bell told me about … her friend Borge Jorgensen is showing there now.
Good timing, because a big, new group show was just going up on the walls.
The Canada 150 show will be up from July 1st to July 31st, but go to the reception if you can. The one’s I’ve been to have been well attended and fun.
Borge Jorgensen is a whimsical, witty Dane who came to Canada 50 years ago. He makes colourful sculptures out of found materials, modified with plaster of paris and paint. While they are easy to enjoy at a glance, closer views expose a clever mind at work. Jorgensen’s style is distinctive and his output, impressive. He’s not 90 yet … but about as close as you can get.
I hesitate to mention Jorgensen’s age because, although it’s an interesting fact, it has no bearing on his art. It is sophisticated, competent work in its own right, an expression of a certain unique genius.
Thanks for the heads-up, Karen.