Artist Reception is September 7th from 6:00 - 8:00pm, the show is on until September 30th.
Hours are Monday - Friday, 3pm - 5pm & Saturday, 12pm - 5pm until September 30th
It is no surprise that the human experience is too often cruel. Just when your footing is found and you begin to take root, an unexpected shift sends you flailing and face down in the bristly undergrowth. Dreams are a welcome escape. The boundless and vibrant scenes of the mind's eye are reminders of the importance of make-believe. In dreamscapes, I make tangible the glimmering animations of my own inner fantasies. These works are formulated without physical reference matter. Instead, I tap into my brain’s archive of idealistic environments, with movements of the paintbrush gently pushing me further into my own daydreams. Fine details and uninhibited lines further reflect the swirling possibilities of one’s own imagination – a place free of the strain of waking life.
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Kira Alexanian (she/her) is a multi-disciplinary artist based in both Guelph and Hamilton, Ontario. Throughout the years, Kira has developed an intuitive practice that reacts to environments both real and imagined. Her recent paintings utilize an expansive use of colour and unrestricted mark making to explore dreamlike environments. A recent graduate of the University of Guelph Studio Art program, Kira aims to further experiment with her work and exhibit across the province, all while continuing her part-time work at the Carnegie Gallery in Dundas, Ontario. Overall, through a variety of mediums, Kira aims to broaden her audience, instilling in them a sense of magic and wonder towards the natural world.
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