Opening Reception: Saturday, Oct 25, 1-4 pm
Newzones is pleased to announce a solo exhibition entitled Efflorescence by Anda Kubis.
As part of the New Abstraction movement in Canada, Kubis continues her play with colour, space and illusion. Painterly and improvisational, Kubis' work continues to capture a screen-like illumination from within the picture with light clusters and refractions across the surface of the canvas.
Strongly inspired by Modern color-field painting, Kubis uses color to reflect an entirely contemporary world – a world seen with light. Her paintings act as a place of visual contemplation, a place for the eye to meander through finely tuned chromatic relationships.
Efflorescence, a time of peak blossoming, aptly describes compositions that have emerged from random grounds of colour. Kubis relies on an intuitive sense of colour to arrange and rearrange a composition. The slow material exploration that oil painting requires, results in eruptions of highly tuned colour relationships and idiosyncratic compositions. Kubis encourages the open, associative reading of her work while likening it to imaginary chemical and biological reactions.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Anda Kubis received her BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and her MFA at York University. For eight years, Kubis taught at York University and at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta. Currently, Kubis is an Associate Dean at OCAD University. Her paintings have been widely exhibited across Canada in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout North America, including Bank of Montreal, Nova Scotia Art Bank, Cenovus Energy, Calgary and Encana, Calgary, to name a few.