Bryna Cohen: NEW WORKS – Nov. 3 Opening Reception – Galerie St Laurent+Hill
The work assembled for this exhibition evolved over a two year period. The paintings have moved towards the abstract. They emphasize a passion for colour, how it impacts vision and the psyche. The subject matter evokes growth, and how humans observe the natural world. Since painting encompasses a broad spectrum of variance, the focus here is on the power of colour and its impact to free the mind and evoke the unconscious in both the artist and viewer.
Born in Montreal, Bryna Polonsky Cohen has been a professional artist and art educator for more than 30 years. Having graduated from both McGill University in Arts and the University of Ottawa in Fine Arts, Bryna has had extensive studio education. In 1970-71 she was accepted to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, as well as having studied at the University of Michigan and at The American Center for Students and Artists in Paris. Her work is in the Collections of the City of Ottawa, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, as well as corporate and private collections including that of the late distinguished artist Mary Pratt. This is her 12th solo exhibition. As an active member of the Ottawa arts community, Bryna was an art educator at The National Gallery of Canada, an art instructor at the Ottawa School of Art, and a founding member of the not-for-profit Ottawa lab ArtEngine.
Start Date:November 3, 2019 2:00 pm
End Date:November 3, 2019 5:00 pm
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