In the exhibition, Colour Kerfuffle, artist Randy Engelberg, shows a small retrospective of her process-oriented abstract painting work from the last five years, including work from her current series. All the paintings in this collection are non-objective, hard edged, abstraction and are bursting with colour. Colour Kerfuffle is on view in the Corridor Gallery until June 28.
Of the work, Engelberg states:
These paintings evolve through the process of their combined physical manifestation and a concentrated dose of my willingness to remain open to new directions… or not. I usually create one off pieces but recently decided to work in a series format. Three of my most recent paintings from this series are included in “Colour Kerfuffle”. In this series the existing structures are the same in all the paintings, albeit rendered with a different outcome. The other paintings included in the exhibition are not from a series and were created using different existing structures. It was quite a surprise how well these paintings, all from such different backgrounds, work so well together. The outcome of work from my exploration of abstraction turns out to be a series in itself.
Randy Engelberg studied fine art and film making in Montreal and New York before attending the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1986. Since 1990, her work has been exhibited in galleries across Canada. In 2012, the Library and Archives Canada awarded Randy’s Children’s Programs, designed in an Art School format, first place for Best Community Summer Reading Program in Canada. As a participating artist of the 2014 Toronto’s Artist Project, Randy was awarded the first place prize for the jury’s pick for Best in Show.
Her imaginative work is distinctive not only in its unique usage of materials, but for its broad range of references to design, literature, social commentary and its often striking use of colour and form. Randy lives and creates art from her pink house and studio in Halifax. Her art is shown at and represented by Secord Gallery in Halifax.
Located inside the Visual Arts Nova Scotia office at the Halifax Seaport since 2000, the Corridor Gallery is complimented by a historical legacy of Nova Scotia culture, simple yet modern architectural elements and an array of current cultural activity in the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia office. The Corridor Gallery is located at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia and is open Monday through Friday, 9:30am – 5pm.
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