3 New Exhibitions - Winnipeg

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM

MHC Gallery, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P, Canada, Winnipeg

Three Exhibitions open at the MHCGALLERY on Thursday, May 10

May 10-June 23

including Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship’s Reymond Page’ and

River East Mennonite Brethren’s Danielle Fontaine Koslowsky

 

Inner Landscapes by Danielle Fontaine Koslowsky

My work explores the nebulous subject of the inner life. Inspired by ephemeral beauty, I explore truth and what it means to be fully human.

 

My artistic discipline includes the practices of leaning into the unknown in trust and surrender. Allowing the work to guide me, a process both intuitive and cathartic, the work slowly unfolds making it self-known with every stroke. Battered brushes often reveal playful abstracts, and inner landscapes with windows and doors into the unknown.

 

Faces in the Mirror by Reymond Page’

The topography of every face is continuously changing, not only due to the physical effects of aging, but also the emotional impact of each and every moment of life.

 

These two over-arching themes work in concert to paint the years onto that once smooth canvas, creating a beautiful landscape that is at once unique to the individual, yet part of our common experience.

 

These are the faces in the mirror.

World on Fire by Jeff Chester

The paintings in my series World on Fire focus on the intertwining of perception and reality. Dimensionality, representation and the relationship between painting, photography and digital imagery are key themes. This series of paintings was created in a response to my own anxiety about meaninglessness and the profound strangeness of reality.  The same figure, based on images of my wife, appears time and again. Unlike traditional portraiture these paintings are not meant to relay any knowledge of her specifically. Instead sunglasses and hats often hide her face, distancing the viewer from any type of intimate connection with her.  She is intended to represent anyone and everyone. We are limited to only really understanding our own experience, unable to fully grasp what it is like to be someone else. For me, this underscores the critical importance of kindness, empathy and love.   


May 10-June 23

Opening Reception: Thursday May 10th 6:30-9:30pm

MHCGALLERY

600 Shaftesbury Blvd.

a gallery of Canadian Mennonite University

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MHC Gallery, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P, Canada, Winnipeg

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