Wax ~ Paper ~ Paint
Tuesday October 27th, 2015 to
Sunday November 22nd, 2015
Thu Oct 29th, 2015 — 6:00 pm - 9:30 pmDigging deep to expose what’s below the surface is the common theme of this captivating show by two very diverse artists at Cube Gallery in 2015.
Rosalie Favell and Susan Ukkola have long worked on their intimate personal visions and suggested this joint show to experience the resonance, the “push and pull” of one another’s work within the walls of Cube Gallery.
Rosalie Favell draws creative inspiration from her family roots and her Metis, Cree and English heritage. This Karsh Award winning photo-based artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba uses everything from family albums to pop culture to present a complex self-portrait of her experiences as a contemporary Aboriginal woman. Favell's artwork has been collected and acquired by numerous prestigious institutions including the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
Susan Ukkola seeks the hidden notes in each of her carefully rendered encaustic pieces created by fusing a thick, translucent layer of beeswax to a milk paint-primed panel. She then scrapes away some areas to reveal underlying nuances, scars or “beauty marks,” sometimes enhancing those emerging surfaces with collage.
She says her ability to “see through” the cuts and scrapes, revealing the good and the bad is a parallel to the complexity and beauty of life and relationships. Ukkola has exhibited extensively in juried shows throughout the National Capital Region.