November 27 - December 8
"Rash Promises" Artists’ Statement Robert Coulter and Marilyn Folson
Opening Reception: November 27, 7-9pm; Additional Hours November 28 to December 8: Tuesday to Friday*, 12-6; Saturday, 12-5pm.
Open Late for First Friday, December 4, 12-9pm
Art lives in a world of imagined possibility–a world that always holds the promise of wonder as colour, shape, story and so many other elements come together in new creations. Each artwork promises entry into such a world, inviting the viewer to join the artist in a journey of discovery. But is it rash to make so many promises? Can they all be kept? Is it rash to invite viewers into a world so fraught with unknowns? The adventure of creative imagination is a seductive one, in which one imagined possibility leads to another, and another, in a process that ends . . . where? Will we fall off the edge of the world? Will we be marooned on some small island? Will we find our way back and be left wondering, “Is that all there is?” Rash, maybe, but in any journey of discovery it’s the unknowns that make the trip worth embarking on. Ahead of the Curve lo
Robert Coulter Artist Biography Abstract artist Robert Coulter creates his paintings at home by the Lake in Gimli, usually while listening to classical music on CBC Radio 2. Bob has worked in many mediums over the years, but became interested in digital painting—the medium in which he now works—shortly after retiring from teaching and becoming a full-time artist. His work has been exhibited in galleries in Gimli, Winnipeg Beach, Winnipeg, Toronto and Vancouver. He has had several solo exhibitions, most recently “Time Signatures,” March/April 2013 at Cre8ery Gallery and Studio. His paintings have appeared in a number of juried shows across Canada, including four times in “Painting on the Edge,” the Federation of Canadian Artists annual Open National and International Juried Exhibition. Who is the Author of our Dreams lo
Marilyn Folson Artist Biography Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Marilyn studied at the University of Manitoba (B.A., B.Ed.) and The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (B.FA) in Halifax (photography and printmaking). In 2000 she retired from her high school art teaching position, and moved to the lake at Gimli, Manitoba with her artist husband, Robert Coulter. For many years a sculptor, Marilyn is now a painter in acrylic and oil. Her work tends to be narrative and open to interpretation. The approach is intuitive, with ideas and focus shifting as the work evolves; the mood of these works is often dark, sometimes fanciful and often humourous. Marilyn has been exhibiting and selling her work since 1995.