Jonathan Forrest - "Building Blocks of Colour"
Yechel Gagnon - "Midwinter Thaw"
Works from exhibition ANDA KUBIS: Equilibrium
ANDA KUBIS: Equilibrium
Saturday March 11, 2006
- Saturday April 01, 2006
Opening Reception: 1:00 to 4:00 pm Anda Kubis in attendance
Newzones is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings by Anda Kubis.
As a painter Kubis is aware of how colour and composition create desire. In her latest series, she uses form and colour to create layered, floating screens and pulses of luminosity. In our physical and virtual landscape light is integral in the delivery of visual communication. Her works emanate a glow that can either be (and not to the exclusion of the other) attributed to the philosophical sublime or more immediately suggest enticing radiant surfaces that bring pleasure to objects designed for popular use - iPod's, Miele vacuum cleaners, the buildings of William Alsop etc. Stacked high, the compressed compositions stand as a metaphor for merging territories and the potential for coalescing communities. These works reflect the ideals of a progressive, global, consumer society where the primary visual language is that of hopeful promotion. The recent body of work is a way of openly engaging the artist's utopian aspirations - not with irony but to find out if this worldview is even tenable today.
Born in Toronto, Ontario in 1962, Anda Kubis received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1987 and her Master's of Fine Arts from York University in 1992. Her paintings have been widely exhibited across Canada in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Anda Kubis is currently an associate professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design.