Great West Life Mezzanine Exhibition
Rhythm is a fresh young artist. She works with acrylic, graphite, markers, water colours, and sounds https://soundcloud.com/rithy-roo
This year has been a nostalgic one and Rhythm has enjoyed painting figurative/abstract acrylic and watercolour portraits as well as free-hand sketches of loved ones from old photographs. Inspired by artists Henri Matisse, Frida Kahlo, Virginia Chihota and Hope Gangloff, Rhythm has been building her skills in capturing the likeness of people using defining features— altering colours, avoiding the super realistic, and lengthening her patience for painting detailed patterns of fabrics and other textures. For the past two years she has been practicing the exercise of not using a pencil—all of these pieces were done free hand in pen. Rhythm hopes to continue exploring different mediums and styles during her upcoming travels to Europe and Asia.
Also showing this month with Rhythm, is her friend Kate Poirier.
Kate Poirier has always had a curiosity for photography since a young age when she was given her first point-and-shoot camera. Experimenting with photography as a creative outlet sparked her interest in it as an art form. Nearly a decade later Kate decided to pursue her underlying passion for photography by attending the Centre for Arts and Technology to learn more about the art.
“As a photographer I have struggled to find my particular style or niche. This worried me at first since I have always been one to know exactly what I want and have a game plan. This year I learned to let go of that and I realized its okay to not know everything right away. I have embraced the chaotic artist that has lain dormant for so long. For now my photography
For now, photography is a way of showing people how I see the world and my perspective of people. My life consists of a never-ending feeling that I’m just “winging it” and hoping that I make something cool out of it. While I seem like I have it together my brain is the same muddled mess of every other artist, which I think is an important process of art.”