Anda Kubis | “Languorous” 2023
Newzones Gallery is pleased to present Languorous; a solo exhibition of work by Canadian contemporary painter Anda Kubis.
The exhibition will be opening Saturday, September 9th, from 2-4pm in conjunction with the Art Dealers Association of Canada’s Calgary Gallery Hop. We are excited to be welcoming Kubis into the gallery for an artist talk on her new body of work, taking place during the exhibition opening at 3pm.
Languorous is an accumulation of attuned decisions, yielding time for the pleasures of observation. Coming to fruition late in summer, these paintings coalesce immediate swipes of the brush, modulated fields, blurs, and rich radiating layers of colour. They are vivid realizations of time spent in and around the studio.
Now working in the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario, Kubis’ studio is surrounded by forests, lakes, and farms. Acutely aware of seasonal shifts, her work embraces the rhythms of nature, changes in light, and patterns of growth – while distances are overcome with technology and digital connection. Kubis’ paintings take a long time to produce, requiring the artist to enter a state of flow, working on many paintings at once, capturing daily reflections and the atmospheres that surround her. Activating each painting through new additions of colour immediately provokes new visual relationships. The freshness of the air at sunrise, afternoon light streaming through the forest, taking a picture on the walking path in the evening – all these senses are gathered as moments in the paintings. Against the backdrop of a fast-paced world, time in this work becomes languorous. Shimmering with colour and movement, each painting evolves to create a space for the eye to meander. Depending on how you view it, Kubis’ painting either pushes or pulls you into an active place for the imagination to wander, a languorous pleasure if you will.
Anda Kubis’ paintings have been widely exhibited across Canada in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout North America, including Global Affairs Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, NYC, Bank of Montreal, Inter Pipeline, Calgary, Keg Restaurants Ltd., and Nordstrom, to name a few. As a result of a long-standing career, Anda Kubis’ work has been reviewed in Canadian Art Magazine and her paintings are also included in the publication, “Carte Blanche 2: Painting”, printed by Magenta Publishing for the Arts.