Review by Nicolas Tuele
Former deputy director and chief curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Editart-D.Blanco, Editart Rencontres et Dialogues 50 Ans
BimpeX International Print Catalogue
Publisher The Society for Contemporary Works on Paper
Chrysalide RP Sutherland
Mini Print International
Essay by Richard Planas Camps
THE WISDOM ANTHOLOGY OF NORTH AMERICAN POETRY
Chapter headings and cover image, 'Cosmic View'
Wisdom Publications 2005
Edited by Andrew Schelling
Artropolis, Celebrating Contemporary BC Visual Art
144 pages. pp.
A Book of Days: Art For Our Time
A Project of the Volunteer Committee
Art Gallery of Victoria 1998
Beyond the Gate
Artists' Journeys to Save the Tsitika Valley and Robson Bight. 1990 Western Canada Wilderness Committee,
Essay by Roberta Livingstone.
Liane Davison (Curator)
Roberta Sutherland: Earth Briefing
Catalogue, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Art In Victoria, 1960/1986
1986 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC.
Essay by Nicholas Tuele and Liane Davison.
British Columbia's Women Artists
1885 - 1985
"In Sutherland's paintings a meditative silence, a vulnerability and a stillness allows one to enter and explore visual meaning. Besides reflecting the landscape and the world outside, they are about the reality that lies within human beings. Hers is an art that doesn't stop at the retina, but enters the mind.
"Sutherland works with the power and forces of nature when certain collage materials are left to weather and age outdoors. These are integrated into sensuous colour schemes so that deep abstract and richly textured forms are realized as meaningful.
"The evolution of Sutherland's paintings, as well as her personal journey, have been in response to her travels around the world and to encounters with a wealth of images and ideas. Many points of view contribute to the finished mixed-media paint-scapes: Buddhism, aerial views of the land, the symbology of mapmaking, satellite images of the planet, archetypal symbols out of human history, and subtle depictions of the underlying mystery.
"This has created much depth, and a realization of the spirit pervading all things everywhere."
Review by King Anderson