CHRISTI YORK

GALLERY

Untitled. One Tree Exhibit 2019/2020

Untitled. One Tree Exhibit 2019/2020

Peeled maple saplings, peeled english ivy, ancient maple wood base.

Untitled. One Tree Exhibit 2019/2020

Untitled. One Tree Exhibit 2019/2020

Peeled maple saplings, peeled english ivy, ancient maple wood base.

Study. One Tree Exhibit.

Study. One Tree Exhibit.

3' high, 15"x15" Peeled maple saplings, peeled english ivy, ancient maple wood base.

Valley to Valey exhibition

Valley to Valey exhibition

Solo exhibition at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville, 2019.

Petiole Reach; Ochre Spine

Petiole Reach; Ochre Spine

3' high Wall hanging. SSNAP Finalist. (Sold) Big leaf maple stems, waxed linen, encaustic.

Petiole Reach (ribs)

Petiole Reach (ribs)

(SOLD) Big leaf maple petioles (stems), waxed linen, pigmented encaustic. 38cm high x 27cm wide x 11cm deep (SOLD)

Petiole Clusters

Petiole Clusters

13" high, 6" wide, 5" deep. Wall hanging. Big leaf maple stems, waxed linen, encaustic.

Petiole Vessle ll

Petiole Vessle ll

14" long, 9" deep, 8" high. Big leaf maple stems, waxed linen, encaustic.

Petiole Vessel (small)

Petiole Vessel (small)

Big leaf maple petioles (stems), waxed linen, encaustic. 13cm high x 22cm long x 12cm wide

Petiole Vessel (small)

Petiole Vessel (small)

Big leaf maple petioles (stems), waxed linen, encaustic. 13cm high x 22cm long x 12cm wide

Clutch l

Clutch l

(SOLD) Cedar bark, lily leaves, oyster shells, driftwood, encaustic. 34cm long x 15cm wide x 7cm deep. Wall hanging or table top. (SOLD)

Drift Articulation

Drift Articulation

Driftwood, willow, juncus. Table top or wall hanging. 27cm high x 89cm long x 40cm deep

Contorted Galleon

Contorted Galleon

(SOLD) Contorted hazel, virginia creeper vines. (SOLD) 20cm high x 36cm long x 18cm deep.

Contorted blackberry

Contorted blackberry

Contorted hazel, Pacific blackberry vine, encaustic. 10cm high x 23cm long x 17cm wide.

Contorted Copper Vein (large)

Contorted Copper Vein (large)

This piece will be included in the Craft Council of BC traveling exhibition; "Personal and Material Geographies". Various locations, 2020. Contorted hazel with Virginia creeper vine and added copper leaf. 14cm high high x 39cm long x 28cm wide

Imaginary Oology l

Imaginary Oology l

Wire, juncus, sedge, contorted hazel branch, wood base. 27cm high x 23cm wide x 16cm deep

Imaginary Oology ll

Imaginary Oology ll

crocosmia leaves, maple bark, contorted hazel brach, wood base. 23cm high x 22cm wide x 16cm deep

Imaginary Oology lll

Imaginary Oology lll

Cedar bark, juncus, sedge, contorted hazel branch, wood base. 25cm high x 23cm wide x 16cm deep

Valley to Valley solo exhibit.

Valley to Valley solo exhibit.

Showing "Canoe Vessels" and "Imaginary Oology" pieces in glass cases.

Canoe Vessels

Canoe Vessels

Willow, willow bark, vines. 90 to 120cm long.

Maple Sway & Clutch l

Maple Sway & Clutch l

(Both SOLD)

Clutch ll (front)

Clutch ll (front)

Cedar bark, lily leaves, oyster shells, driftwood, encaustic. 32cm long x 20cm wide x 10cm deep

Clutch ll (back)

Clutch ll (back)

Cedar bark, lily leaves, oyster shells, driftwood, encaustic. 32cm long x 20cm wide x 10cm deep

Valley to Valley exhibition. January 2019

Valley to Valley exhibition. January 2019

Mcmillan Arts Center, Parksville, BC

 
 

Exhibitions

Personal and Material Geographies

The Craft  Council of BC (juried)

Vancouver, BC

September 10 - December 11, .2020

WildWorks

Rainforest Arts Featured Artist

Chemainus, BC

August  5 - September 30, 2020

One Tree 2019/2020

Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature

Victoria, BC

November 16, 2019 - February 29, 2020

Salt Spring National Art Prize (finalist).

Group Exhibition.  Salt Spring Island, BC. September 21 - October 19, 2019

From The Studios; Connection

(A Crafted Vancouver invitational event)

Visual Space Gallery, Vancouver BC

May 4 - May 8, 2019

Estuary; Cradle of Life. Group Exhibition

Arbutus Gallery. Duncan, BC 

March 4 - 23, 2019

Valley to Valley; Solo Exhibition

McMillan Arts Centre. Parksville, BC

January 15 - Feb 23, 2019

Sooke Fine Arts Show. Sooke, BC

July 26 - August 5, 2019

Gathered Together; Northwest Basket Weavers Guild Exhibition

Whatcom Museum. Bellingham, WA

Feb 3rd to May 6th, 2018

 

Sooke Fine Arts Show. Sooke, BC

July 25 - August 6, 2018

Under/Where? Exhibition

Ou Gallery. Duncan, BC

March, 2018

Arts & Culture Program at YQQ

Comox Valley Airport

January 2017 to June 2017

Copper Vein. Part of "Personal and Material Geographies"  A Craft Council of BC exhibition, Vancouver 2020.

 

Christi York mixes traditional basket weaving methods with a contemporary eye and an interdisciplinary approach. 

Inspired by the biological complexity that surrounds us, she invites people to pause and re-consider our recent disconnect with nature. Drawn to the overlooked & undervalued, Christi spends hours harvesting and processing most of the natural material used in her work.

Her work incorporates inspirations from ancient human civilizations, to Victorian era cabinet of curiosities, to ideas from modern ethnobotany and biomimicry. “Foraging for materials within the seasons, my work is quite literally tied to the cycle of the natural world. By combing the landscape and learning to identify both native and non-native plants - I am attempting to learn more about nature and weave a spirit of wildness into my work.”

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In 2019 Christi was awarded with an Honourable Mention prize for her piece "Petiole Vessle l" at the Sooke Fine Arts show.

She was also thrilled to be named a finalist in the Salt Spring National Art Prize with her piece "Petiole Reach (Ochre Spine)"

Speaking at Sooke Fine Arts, 2019

©2018 by Christi J. York. 

Imaginary Oology lll

Cedar bark, juncus, sedge, contorted hazel branch, wood base. 25cm high x 23cm wide x 16cm deep