Newzones is excited to announce a solo exhibition of new drawings by Cathy Daley.
At first glance, Cathy Daley's drawings are all frothy and savvy girlishness. Daley’s drawings, in fact, reflect an aesthetic driven by the contemporary figure yet coloured by post-feminist ideas surrounding the female form. Drawing from the world of high fashion, Daley’s work made with black oil pastel on white vellum is a contemporary exploration of both body politics and culturally accepted images of femininity.
These iconic drawings often point to the formulas behind many stereotypes, which are built on unrealistic ideals of perfection and cultural caricatures.
Born in 1955, Toronto, Ontario, Cathy Daley received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ontario College of Art in 1975. Her drawings have been widely exhibited across North America and Europe. Daley is a recipient of numerous awards and grants and her artworks can be found in collections all over the world, including the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada, the Canada Council Art Bank, The Art Gallery of Ontario, the Kelowna Art Gallery, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, amongst others.
Franco DeFrancesca- "Spin Cycle Matrix"
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 2-4PM
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Newzones is pleased to present “Spin Cycle Matrix,” a solo exhibition by Franco DeFrancesca.
Embedded in a vortex of hyperreal colours, “Spin Cycle Matrix” reverberates between visual opulence and tactile indulgence. Motifs and montages vibrate and pulsate in amplified saturation. Mesmerized by the sea of memes and messages propagating through media, these works idle between clarity and diffusion, in a synesthetic experience between sight, sound and sense.
As a multidisciplinary artist since 2004, DeFrancesca has been creating and exhibiting art and art projects ranging from sculpture/installation, photography, digital art, and sound art exploring narratives and representations that materialize notions of media, technology, history, and pop culture.
DeFrancesca explores digital media as a mode of creating abstraction in the form of an art object. He investigates the links between art and memory, history and technology, by using digital imaging as a means to navigate the territory between photography and painting, mixing references to photography, painting and display technology. These vibrantly coloured works represent reflections on contemporary visual culture charmed by minimalism and modernism, technology and futurism.
DeFrancesca has exhibited in Canada and the United States and his work can be found in private, corporate and public collections world-wide, including Cenovus Energy Inc., Repsol, GMP Securities, Encana, and Enbridge Inc., to name a few.
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