As a homesteader of British Columbia Dunn borrows directly from farm life. Through a limited colour pallette, figures emerge: food, water, houses, tools and shapes. Bodies are likened to geological forms, essential shapes emerging from the light and shadows. She is pulling from a pool of archetypes, filtered in dreamlike abstraction. Rendered in bold strokes and raw texture, Dunn’s figures and landscapes invite references to cave paintings, Art Brut, and Le Corbusier’s Purist aesthetics.
Dunn's commitment to her canvases begins to mirror her standing commitments to everything else she cares for on the land, which is to say it is a collaborative process, in lockstep with nature’s seasons. The emerging patina and texture present cyclical dimensions of death and rebirth, as image.
December 2024: Gibsons Public Sculpture install & ceremony
Feb 08 - Mar 03 2024: Ferry Bulding Gallery (West Vancouver) exhibit with Biliana Velkova