Conversations in Paint
Reception: coffee-house: Saturday, January 9, 2:00pm
January 9 – January 28, 2016
Art Placement celebrates the New Year with an exhibition featuring recent works by two gallery artists as well as works by two artists that are new to the gallery’s roster.
San Francisco-based Leah Rosenberg's diverse practice takes many forms; from art-inspired desserts to site-specific projects exploring
intersections of art and architecture. For this exhibition, Rosenberg offers a series of hard-edge abstract paintings that playfully explore colour, shape and rhythm while also considering how the works relate to one another in a particular space.
Robert Christie is well known throughout Canada for his long history as an artist, educator, and gallerist. His recent compositions playfully
explore various vocabularies of geometric abstraction. Built up through the layering of linear elements and thin planes of colour, the paintings have a distinctly sculptural character.
New gallery artist Leesa Streifler has exhibited extensively across Canada and is represented in the permanent collections of several prominent institutions. Streifler regularly works in a broad range of media including photography, painting, drawing, and performance. The small-scale mixed media works in this exhibition explore a variety of themes relating to gender and the body, in a painterly, expressionistic style.
Betsy Rosenwald is a Saskatoon artist, graphic designer, and writer, originally from Boston, Massachusetts. She has exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally, and her paintings are represented in the collections of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the Canada Council Art Bank. Her debut series of encaustic works allude to a variety of subjects, forms, and art historical references.