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If only you knew how much happened between the day Michelle and I signed up for this show and now. It’s been quite a crazy ride!! We’d love it if you joined us on Thursday, February 23rd to celebrate the opening of our show and to celebrate us surviving it. If you’re not familiar with Michelle Galway or myself, we’ll be the drunk ones in the corner high-fiving each other whilst crying.
If you have been to any of Fernie’s many art displaying organizations or events, there is a good chance you have seen Patrick Markle’s work. His unique style, with his use vivid colours and crisp lines, make his pieces very distinguishable from that of others and demands attention when displayed. ”The Divide” is a representation of his work which offer a “more design focused composition” and is striving for “representational objects rather than traditional finished images”.
S l a v k a K o l e s a r
I am a Canadian artist born in Montreal and currently painting and beekeeping in Jaffray, BC. All children excel at painting and drawing and I was one of them, but I somehow continued using paint, pencils, thread and fabric as a means of communication. I’m intrigued by the function of images as non-verbal communicators that connect us to our irrational and intuitive identity. Through the process of image making, the parallel universes and dreams we carry inside become apparent and possible to interpret. As such, images are links to the various individual and collective memories from which we extract and synthesize meaning, and we become more self-aware through the process.
I use images like words, creating alternative alphabets of interwoven lines and shapes that visually recall calligraphy, or the way in which letters punctuate the silence of a blank page. The themes I like to address relate to the various non-verbal communication patterns found in nature and within our own nature, and to the folklore and imagery surrounding mythological birds. As an illustrator I tell stories with images.
Slavka Kolesar’s paintings will be at The Arts Station (601 1st Ave) from December 30th until January 24th! The opening exhibit night will be December 30th from 7 to 10 pm!