Saturday, February 23, 2013

ArtNow March 2013




Aino Lutter


                                             
                   

Anna Gedalof

                                                      

Tuesday March 5th at 7 p.m.

at

Westmount Public Library

ARTNOW presents:

 

Aino Lutter

http://www.artap.com/

 

Aino Lutter's subject matter and methods of painting range from meticulously painted still lives and portraits to fast and loose plein air paintings, (a real necessity when struggling to capture rapidly changing light conditions, while fighting off mosquitoes, high winds or whatever else nature provides).  The portraits and still lives require many hours of work to build up the layers of charcoal or paint to produce highly realistic images, brilliant colour or translucent surfaces which sometimes look photographic to the untrained eye, but are far from it in conception and method.  The realistic portraits help her to portray the inner psychological states of the sitter, which sometimes creep out unexpectedly after many hours of sitting quietly.  The still lives reflect her love of portraying different surfaces and forms realistically and finally the more loosely painted landscapes reflect her love of the outdoors and the atmospheric effects of changing light conditions.



Anna Gedalof

http://www.annagedalofartist.com

 

''I love to find the extraordinary in the ordinary
whatever is in front of me
a studio chair
light shimmering through a dirty window
the shadow of a staircase on the garbage below
...''

Anna Gedalof has a multi faceted career in the arts.  She has a degree in English literature from  McGill University, where she also studied experimental theatre.  Her path took her to France where she studied Fine Arts and earned  a degree in cinema from the Sorbonne.  She has worked in publishing and advertising and has collaborated on many projects with artist/illustrator Bruce Roberts. Throughout the years, she has been a practicing visual artist showing her work in France and in Montreal.  Anna's work is a vibrant and fascinating exploration into the realm of abstract painting.  Always sensitive to the world that surrounds her, the subjects of her paintings are inspired by things that are tangible and things that only the inner eye can see.  Her work is currently on exhibition at Victoria Hall in Westmount until March 9th.  Visit Anna's web page to see the work.