September 27 @ 9:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm
AOE GALLERY SEASON
Viktoriia Krasiukova presents artworks made with watercolours and ink using a “monotype” technique. This body of works was influenced by her travels to different countries and towns. The works reflect her real life experience. From each travel she gathers subjects that stay in her memory for years and which find their way into her paintings.
Two approaches were used to create the artworks. The first approach was an application of paintings chaotically on a glass surface. Then, the colourful shapes of composition uniquely formed themselves on paper throughout the printing process (the majority of artworks: “Florence”, “Paris”, “Autumn Ottawa”, etc.). The second approach consisted of painting the main subject on a glass surface and making a monotype print on paper (“Blooming Ottawa” and “Moscow”). Nevertheless, both approaches intriguingly led to spontaneous composition where artist should detect the subjects’ shapes (buildings, animals, different symbols) equal to those that live in the memory space.
Viktoriia’s exhibition reveals how we can find subjects in a vague and unstructured layer of painting.
In this new exhibit, Sylvie Grenier takes landscapes into new territory. She boils down the idea of landscape into a simple horizon, sometime nearly hidden, and then explodes it with light and colour. Think of her horizons as waterscapes where the flash in the sky is captured and transformed in the reflection below. Her works are landscapes in the hall of mirrors.
This new collection explores the boundaries between figuration and abstraction to create a space based on memories, somewhere between seeing and feeling. The works are characterized by the simplicity of composition, strong colours, high contrasts and bold strokes.
Meet the artist:
Sunday, September 30, 2018
From 1 PM to 3 PM