Mixed media artist Violet Rosengarten‘s vibrant exhibition, Ropeworks, is composed of painted surfaces and painted rope on wood or canvas. These colourful textured reliefs play with the natural way that rope meanders, entangles and coils. Her colour choices refer to sea voyages to other cultures, the warming of the ocean, the colours of shells, corals, and seaweed, the fluorescence of buoys and other aspects of maritime culture. Ropeworks is on view September 5 – 28.
About her work, Rosengarten explains:
I am inspired by nature, the debris on beaches, old barn doors and other time-worn surfaces. My investigations into texture have led to experimentation with rope and paint. Given the importance of rope in maritime culture, I am using this material symbolically to express my attachment to this place.
Violet Rosengarten began her artistic career as a textile artist, apprenticing with the indigenous people in Mexico and Guatemala. Her tapestries explored colour, texture and abstraction. Upon graduating with a BFA in 1989 from Concordia University in Montreal, she became a painter. After completing her BEd. at McGill as an art specialist, she taught art for twenty years in the public school system, first in Toronto and then in Dartmouth, NS. Rosengarten creates mixed media abstract paintings and she also enjoys plein air painting. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Quebec, Ontario and now in Nova Scotia.
See more of Rosengarten’s work on her website: http://www.violetrosengarten.com/
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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