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Tanya Kirouac: Excavations (PROJECT SPACE)


Artist Reception:  Saturday, November 18th, 2017,  3-5pm
Show Dates: November 18th to December 9th, 2017

Excavations will be presented at Project SPACE, the Train Yards location of Wall Space Gallery and Framing. Project SPACE looks to create an alternative gallery space that promotes contemporary Canadian art, installation based projects, and critical diologue in our arts communities. There is free parking in front of the building, located behind Bouclair and Warren Chase, in the same building as Sleep Country. 

Artist Statement

Abstract landscapes emerge from lingering memories. Impressions of places real or imagined. I paint with hot wax, layering on the bright, dark and light pigmented medium over and over. Intuitively deciding when to begin removing what I have just put on. Slowly moving over the surface, I carefully excavate a small amount at a time. The challenge is not always knowing what I will find. Often removing most of the wax that I have applied and then reapplying it again. The process creates a curious texture. Each piece revealing only some of its secrets hiding beneath the surface.

Tanya has been a full time artist since 2002 and exhibits her work in art fairs and galleries across Canada, the US and Europe. Her work can be found in collections around the globe, private and corporate, as well as, on interior designer shows on HGTV.

Since Tanya shifted from a career in art direction and graphic design to the life of a full-time fine artist, her paintings have been featured as the centrepiece of television makeover and design shows, and have been featured in interior design magazines and respected artisanal publications. Today, Tanya is likeliest to be found dripping beautiful, coloured wax all over the floor of her studio or touring art fairs around the US and Canada.

Front, encaustic on panel, 60" x 24"

Front, encaustic on panel, 60" x 24"

Gloaming, encaustic on panel, 40" x 40"

Gloaming, encaustic on panel, 40" x 40"

Earlier Event: November 4
DREW MOSLEY: A REBELLIOUS NATURE
Later Event: December 2
The Gift of Glam Holiday Market