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: "Colour Junkie"
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 1-4 pm
730 11th Ave SW
Franco DeFrancesca explores digital/mixed media as a mode of creating abstraction in the form of an art object. His most recent body of work is informed by digital technology and its relationship to the nature of media and identity. These works reflect upon the multiple layers of stimulation that can be found in contemporary mediated culture, distilled through brightly coloured moving images, where identities reflexively superimpose and intertwine into a conscious kaleidoscope.
DeFrancesca’s artwork blends the virtual with the dimensional, where the spectrum of the digital becomes encapsulated into form and object. Applying a keen sense towards craft and a reverence towards materials and processes, the abstract image is integrated with an exposed support of layered plywood, then encapsulated beneath crystalline resin, creating an ‘object of desire’. With its physical depth and highly polished glean, these works reference minimalist industrial design and refer obliquely to the urbane.
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., Talisman Energy, GMP Securities, Encana and Enbridge Inc. amongst others.
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