Andrea Warren continues her explorative series of Women in Abstraction. Multidisciplinary Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama, has created not only paintings and drawings, but sculpture, collages, installations, performance art, film, ceramics, fashion design, novels, short stories and poetry. Her vast exploration of mediums over the last seven decades has earned her the name Queen of Infinity.
Andrea Warren begins her explorative series of Women in Painting, beginning with an artist who is thought to be a trailblazer of abstraction, Hilma af Klint.
"Although not widely known until well into the twenty-first century, Swedish artist Hilma af Klint is now also hailed as one of the first pioneers of abstract art. In fact, she is considered by some to be the mother of abstraction, as she began painting abstractly as early as 1906"
We asked our resident Interviewer, Yuli Sato, to catch up with Sarah. Check out what she had to say about contributing to Ottawa's art scene, conquering perfectionism, gaining inspiration from every body type (and more)!
We recently caught up with Eryn O'Neill who just returned to Ottawa after a number of years away to work on her MFA followed by a residency with Golden Artists Colors in New York. As I was helping her cut some canvas from the roll, she told me a bit about her experience in the residency program and I asked her to share this experience with our community; she agreed.
Dom Laporte is an Ottawa-based artist whose work explores the limits of portraiture through a combination of traditional painting and mixed-media methods. Laporte has exhibited his work in solo, collaborative, and group exhibitions for nearly a decade, with shows in Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Barcelona.