What is abstraction, really?

Exhibit attempts to answer this question at the Newton Cultural Centre Gallery Nov. 2-30.

Abstraction is one of the most misunderstood art forms in the world. In order to help explain the concept, Canadian Artists Hilma Doherty, Joanne Dennis, Dave Reid, and Mardi Zipursky will be taking on the question, “What is Abstraction, Really?” and will be facilitating an open discussion on the topic during their opening reception at the Aura of Abstraction Exhibit on Nov. 2 from  7-9 p.m.

This group of emerging artists will be exhibiting their latest works in the Aura of Abstraction Exhibit at the Newton Cultural Centre Gallery, 13530 72 Ave., which runs from Nov. 2-30, 10-3 p.m. daily.  This Surrey mastermind of artists bound together in abstract art study for the past five years will be sharing their inspirations about the creative process of painting abstracts, and “really” what makes a good abstract painting.

Doherty is presenting bold abstraction that is powerful, moving, and full of visual drama.  Her work reflects a unique personality, which inspires self expression, a strong voice, and purposeful action.

Dennis is presenting a series of vibrant, textural abstracted adventures that express her love for the world and the unique places that she has experienced. Her work communicates the essence of life’s amazing journey.

Reid is presenting uniquely diverse abstracts with linear, geometric, and delightful forms. His work will connect you to interesting outside the box themes and conceptual stories.

Zipursky is presenting colour and freedom on canvas which will enhance the senses.  Zipursky believes that colour expresses the soul and she shares in the emotion that delves in her expressive hues.

These artists are sensitive to the needs of compassion and charity towards humanity and have produced a collaborative original painting that will be raffled during the month of November with proceeds going to the Surrey Food Bank.

Tickets are $2 each, or three for $5 and can be purchased at the Newton Cultural Centre Gallery.

Also, in the interest of supporting others in their creative endeavours, this group will be hosting a series of group discussions designed to discover and reinforce creativity. These are free facilitated discussions open to all, held on Nov. 10, 17, and 24 at 1 .pm. in the gallery on the topics of: Managing the Inner Critic; Building Creative Capacity; and Prevailing over Procrastination. For more information contact: Joanne Dennis (joannedennis@ca.ibm.com).

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