EDITOR’S NOTE: I stopped by for a sneak peek at Sanjeev Sivarulrasa’s lovely new gallery at 34 Mill Street. Previously in Thoburn Mill, its grand opening is tomorrow. More information:
SIVARULRASA GALLERY GRAND OPENING + MARY WONG VERNISSAGE IN ALMONTE
Mary Wong, “COMING UP FOR AIR”, Oct 14 – Nov 20, 2016
Sivarulrasa Gallery, 34 Mill St, Almonte, Ontario
Grand Opening/Vernissage: Sunday Oct 16, 2pm-5pm
After two successful years in Almonte, Sivarulrasa Gallery is expanding and we are moving to our new location at 34 Mill St, in the heart of Almonte’s historic main street. Everyone is invited for the ribbon-cutting by Mississippi Mills Mayor Shaun McLaughlin at 2pm Sunday Oct 16! Free Admission.
For our inaugural show in the new space, we present Coming up for air, a solo show featuring works by Toronto-based artist Mary Wong. Curated by Sanjeev Sivarulrasa, the exhibition brings together 15 breathtaking works in oil, including 12 new paintings being exhibited for the first time. Mary Wong uses abstractions of the natural landscape to explore psychological and emotional states. Turbulent skies, water streaming over rocks, and intense sunsets all serve as metaphors for the beauty and anguish of the human experience. Visually stunning, with an immersive, dream-like quality, each painting presents a world unto itself, inviting reflection on human fragility, hope, and perseverance. The works are powerful yet nuanced, highly emotive yet open to interpretation. With delicate brushwork and a bold palette knife, Coming up for air confirms Mary Wong’s mastery of her medium.