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Images, dimensions, and materials of all works to be shown
I am so excited for the first show that will start on Thursday this week! We will be featuring work from two of my Fine Arts friends Rick Rosario and Dee Barsy.
"Born and raised in Manitoba, Rick Rosario is currently completing his Art History degree with a studio component focusing on painting at the University of Manitoba. Prior to this venture he has devoted over 10 years as a Graphic Designer and Art Director for various magazines throughout Canada.
[He] continue[s] to focus on portraiture and figurative paintings to explore the human condition. [He] hopes to capture an aesthetic that creates psychological tension between the viewer and the subject. There is a mirror experience when people are experiencing portrait and figurative paintings... hopefully the observer connects with the work and provoked by questions of self, absurdity of existence and the irony and beauty of life experiences.
Most works are oil on canvas, however aerosol and acrylic paint can be found integrated in his work. The choice medium, dimension and subject matter focus on connecting the observer to communal states of consciousness and the collective unconscious."
At the onset of her practice, Dee is focused on oil painting, seeing it as a means to engage her thoughts and process her surroundings. With the use of complex geometric patterns, her paintings form a flux of streetscapes. To secure these often overwhelming spaces, specific personalities are placed in the center of the compositions. These paintings become records of her commute through a city that bustles with energy, where the only static image found, is a familiar face. She titles her paintings after bus routes that she regularly commutes on.
Dee makes use of a small palette, limiting herself to mixing one colour at a time. Intrigued by the idea that a given mixture can never be sincerely replicated, and that no two people will experience a colour in the same way, she finds optimism in the possibilities of paint. Through both building up and veiling layers, Dee invests her canvases with histories of colour. Her paintings become maps; often inspired by personal routine, particularly by the paths she regularly takes throughout the city. While these experiences concerning Winnipeg’s unique cityscape are transient, paint affords her the possibility of fixing such impressions. In developing receding and advancing forms, Dee finds a language to convey mobility, communicating her daily patterns and activity of the city."