Free Art Opening: Oil Paintings by Donovan Rose - Descendants of Leisure
Date: Thursday Sep 14, 2017 - Sunday Oct 08, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 4:00pm
(Category: Artists & Fine Art Artisans, Arts Community, Oil painting, Acrylic painting, Arts Group, Portraiture)
The 5th exhibition at The Ou Gallery, â€œDescendants of Leisure,â€ will showcase the paintings of Ou co-founder Donovan Rose. Over the past 12 months DR has been developing this series of large scale paintings in both oil and acrylic, exploring the theme of â€œbathersâ€ which leans on the study of form and figure while borrowing heavily from abstraction.
Taking from photographs of his fatherâ€™s family at their home on the Shuswap Lake in the late 1960â€™s as well as current in studio studies, this series plays with freedom and the constriction of time, form and colour; mixing the habits and experiences of the leisure of his fatherâ€™s youth with his own imagined scenes of desired languor. The theme of these works also pulls inspiration from the â€œbathersâ€ of Cezanne, Picasso and Henri Matisse, and pays homage to any artist who understands that art is not always an expression, and is often, simply, a problem worth trying to solve while drinking a bit of vodka.
Opening night on Thursday, September 14th from 6-8pm. Paintings on view until October 8th. 3091 Agira Rd. FREE entry. www.theougallery.com
3091 Agira Road, DUNCAN