January 24th - March 9th, 2019
Reception February 7th, 5-8pm
Nancy Boyd, Roz Marshall, Lisa Ochowycz
"Green, how I want you green.
Big hoarfrost stars
come with the fish of shadow
that opens the road of dawn"
~Garcia Lorca "Romance sonámbulo" (Somnambulant Ballad)
These three artists explore the idea of Vert, or Green, in diverse ways: as representative of a desire; as a celebration of growth and renewal, and as curiosity about what might grow beneath the surface of this cold earth.
Boyd's layered paintings celebrate the infinite variety and abundance of natural forms. Though the forms in these paintings are invented, they are no more astonishing or absurd than the vast array of forms that have replicated, mutated and morphed their way into biological reality.
Vivid and exuberant, Marshall’s paintings offer us an opportunity to celebrate life and growth. Her works are resplendent with images of fertility and renewal - whether with a simple depiction of flowers or her use of a floral motif on a woman's dress. As an artist, she is interested in colour, pattern, places and activities associated with female roles: queens, mothers and muses. The works are whimsical, patterned and highly decorative.
Inspired by a sense of yearning and anticipation, Ochowycz's acrylics and watercolours are abstracted, subtly layered works that evoke a sense of memory; those indelible marks made on us by our environments. In a visual expression of her affinity for a place, Ochowycz shows how longing can be both a reflection and an extension of ourselves.