The featured exhibit runs June 1-30, 2022 in Metro Gallery in the Garneau Theatre lobby.
I began this series when we were all holed up at home early in the pandemic. In viewing my drawings more recently, I began to contemplate the concept of home in our increasingly unstable and unequal world. The word “home” most often brings to mind images of comfort, safety and ease, as it should. It is a basic need of life, but has it become a privilege? More than ever in today’s world, “home” can be precarious – domestic violence, financial insecurity, war, persecution, natural and man-made disasters – all threaten and destroy homes. How do we define and re-create home when it has been taken from us?
Marlena Wyman is an Edmonton artist whose main creative focus is women’s history, inspired by her long-time work in the heritage community. She has exhibited across Canada and is a co-founder of Urban Sketchers Edmonton. Her work can be seen here and here.