RECEPTION WITH HEIDI THOMPSON SIGNING HER BOOK,
CALM FOCUS JOY:
OCTOBER 3 @ 6-9PM
for the last decade in an abstract style that is known
as “color field”, Heidi Thompson’s explorations into the
spiritual sensation of colour and texture continue to
define her own distinctive painting style.
this form of painting, a viewer has only to stand with
openness in front of a work to experience a visual realm
replete with all of the lushness and subtleties that
such clarity of purpose can enable. The result is a
focused, pristine perception where each piece becomes a
new spectacle upon which to build associations of
abundance, wholeness, wonder and – yes, joy.
Feught’s actual past, present and future have rarefied
beginnings. Feught grew up in an Anglican home. As an adult, she
lived in a Buddhist priory in Edmonton for seven years where she
experienced the lush overlap of philosophical, spiritual and
cultural diversity while still living in the heart of a
‘typical’ Canadian milieu. Her oil paintings and gouaches leave
room for study as well as speculation as to their narrative
source. Often with a strong composition that supports the drama
of the imagery, her technique – impeccable and practiced –
supports the strangeness of her subjects by granting an
immediate viability to the juxtaposition of elements. The
overwhelming perfection and balance take over any doubt at the
unusual imagery. Feught also backs her innuendos with
information, detailing with a precision to provoke applause.
- what does it mean? Per se does not only mean “intrinsically”
but also, “by, of, for or in itself”. It seems a fitting
description of the works of Amar from Afar and Diane Feught with
all of the allusions to otherness that they inspire.
opening reception for Afar
Per se is Friday, November 11, which is
Remembrance Day and
11/11/11. Even the date is fittingly evocative yet cryptic.
and Nilt to cosmic Eastern sounds and melodies during the
opening reception with Daniel
Stark on sarode,
Bill Boyd on cello and
Gaz on guitar.