Desert Landscapes to Hues of Abstraction
Featuring Visual Artists:
NINA DI GIOVANNI
Desert Landscapes and Hues of Abstraction is an exhibition that will be held at The Deer Lake Gallery featuring the work of Nina Di Giovanni and Judith Fairwood. Desert Landscapes and Hues of Abstraction is hosted and organized by The Burnaby Arts Council. The exhibition will open Saturday November 28th 2015 and run until December 19th, 2015.
Desert Landscapes and Hues of Abstraction is an exhibition that will be held at The Deer Lake Gallery featuring the work of Nina Di Giovanni and Judith Fairwood. Judith Fairwood’s paintings are the result of a photography trip through Langara college to Eastern Californian and Nevada. Fairwood’s fascination of the movement of sand by wind and time as well as the form of the dunes as delineated by light and shadow is evidenced in her dune paintings. Fairwood explores the faculties of perception through her re-creation of the dunes by paint. Giovanni’s enthusiasm for colour and the process of creating laborious detailed mosaics enables Giovanni to perform careful considerations of light. With an obvious delight for creativity and love for materials and making both Giovanni’s and Fairwood’s excitement, translates through their individual exploration of desert landscapes and forms of abstraction.
Nina Di Giovanni is a mosaic artist, painter and teacher who lives in Puerto Vallarta Mexico and Vancouver BC. Nina Di Giovanni started working with mosaics in 1987 when studying in Barcelona. Her creative explorations of the processes of mosaic and painting, are propelled by a fascination with the formal properties of abstraction and a deep respect for this tradition in both European and North American contexts. Giovanni has studied visual arts extensively in both Canada and abroad and is a certified teacher in adult education and methodologies. As well as completing major projects and installations in Vancouver BC (West Restaurant and the Vancouver Public Library) and the US , Giovanni has designed contemporary mosaic tile line for various high end specialty stores in New York, Miami, LA and San Diego. Giovanni’s portfolio includes shows in galleries throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico in sculptural mosaic art and architectural installations in exclusive homes working closely with interior designers and architects.
Judith Fairwood immigrated from England in 1965 and then completed an MA at UBC, teaching languages at Langara until retiring in 2005. In 2005 Fairwood also completed a BFA from Emily Carr that she had been completing through part time study for fifteen years. Fairwood has shown her work at the Britannia Community Center, The West End Community Center, Gateway Theatre and in other places around the lower mainland.
Please join us for the opening reception of Dessert Landscapes and Hues of Abstraction that will be held November 28 to December 19, 2015 between 2-4 pm at the Deer Lake Gallery.