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Works from exhibition Vicky Chrisou: "Glimpse"
Vicky Christou - Direction 1, 2014 Vicky Christou - Direction 2, 2013 Vicky Christou - Interior 2, 2013 Vicky Christou - Glimpse 3, 2013
Vicky Christou - Glimpse 2, 2013 Vicky Christou - Glimpse 1, 2013 Vicky Christou - Small Grid 1, 2013 Vicky Christou - Rising, 2013
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Installation Shots
Vicky Chrisou: "Glimpse"
Vicky Christou   
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - Saturday, May 24, 2014
Opening Reception: 1 - 4 pm


Newzones is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings entitled "Glimpse", by Vicky Christou.

Vicky  Christou continues to explore the material properties of paint within  the form of the grid. The metaphor of the shield and veil inform the  poetic interplay of these paint-constructed bas-relief works. Gridded  layers of acrylic impasto suggestive of an architectural tapestry,  thread throughout the top surface offering varying glimpses into the  work depending on the viewer's approach. The protected ground, enveloped  by these layers, becomes an inner invisible absence.

Christou's  paintings evoke the ambiguity of what is left unseen, the intangible  and emotive. Colored accumulated paint lines are seemingly cast out for a  thematic search of the form, inviting an optical unity between the  solidity and illusionary devices of pigment.

Born  in Melbourne, Australia, Christou immigrated to Canada in 1969 and is a  graduate of the Emily Carr College of Art and Design. She has been  exhibited widely in Western Canada and is a regular participant in the  annual East Side Culture Crawl in Vancouver.