John Fox, Untitled 7403, 1974, acrylic on canvas, 47.25 x 29.5 inches
Colour Break Exhibition & Milly Ristvedt at Oeno Gallery
Sat. Feb. 3 through Sun. April 1, 2018
Sun. Feb. 4 Artist Talk with Milly Ristvedt
Oeno Gallery is launching its annual antidote to winter. Colour Break is an exhibition of vibrant works by seven Canadian artists guaranteed to chase away the grey of winter.
The Paradise group of paintings features eight new acrylic canvases by master colourist Milly Ristvedt. The works integrate washes of intense colour with bold solid shapes – turquoise, yellow, lush green and orange.
Her work is echoed by the lyrical and glowing paintings of John Fox. Fox’s layered swaths of soft orange, mauve and rich yellow in Untitled 7403 were influenced by Venetian frescoes and the light of the Mediterranean.
A conceptual lush tropical garden is created by the vivid leaf designs on panels rimmed in glittering gold by Aron Hill and Fiona Ackerman’s riotous Herbarium.
Rounding out Oeno’s colourful winter escape are the lively steel ribbons in brilliant orange by sculptor Mark Birksted, five tumbling bronze figures from the Equilibrium series by Sylvain Louis-Seize and new Entangled works by Shayne Dark.
Accompanying the show will be an Artist’s Talk given by icon of post-painterly abstraction, Milly Ristvedt on Sun. Feb. 4, 2:00 pm.
Don’t forget to reserve your seat for the Artist’s Talk by Milly Ristvedt Sun. Feb. 4, 2:00 pm. Seating is limited so please call: 613-393-2216