Our Figure it Out Show -- now on until Feb. 10th, features 23 different artists and varied approaches to the human figure. We thought it would be nice to share a teaser of our artist's talk, with a few photos and info about some of the participating artists. Stay tuned for more to come! We'll start with two of our members, Dominique Prevost who has been a Propeller artist since 2007 and Jack Wayne who joined us just last year.
Dominique Prevost was born in Quebec City and now resides in Oakville. An award winning artist, she has shown extensively in the GTA and is collected in Canada and abroad. An Art Educator at Oakville Galleries, Past President of the Burlington Fine Arts Association, active member of OSA and Propeller Gallery. Her atmospheric and urban landscapes are inspired by the natural and constructed world.
Her primary process involves papers, mixing techniques and materials that seek movement, rhythm, and marks until a depth of mood and place emerge.
Dominique: "...the papers I used for my figurative pieces were chosen for their skin tones, textures and weight. Each Washi paper is very receptive to marks and overlaying those made for a very tactile and lively encounter."
Jack Wayne's "The Swimmer with Heart" part of the current "Figure it Out" exhibition, illustrates a strong trend in contemporary photography. Objects in the photo are less likely to be that of strangers acting out a recognizable scene and more likely to be an introspective view by the artist. The Swimmer with Heart is a personal reflection about aging.
Jack reflects, "The human figure interacts with water in interesting ways, both poetic and visual. We plunge into life and reap or suffer the consequences. There are sixty years between child and the aging man in the exhibited image."
The figure in the photo sequence (below) is taking one of many plunges along the way.
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