Thursday, November 22, 2018

New Paintings at Fairview Manor

 On November 22nd, we celebrated Recognition: Meditations on Bygone Eras and an Ode to Rocks Gems and Minerals.

 The exhibition was located at Fairview Manor 175 Spring St. Almonte, ON.
It continued until Dec 4, 2018.
 Update Dec. 2, 2018
 What a wonderful and heartwarming vernissage! So many friends showed their support and appreciation. I also met several new people who had fascinating responses to my work. There were cheery faces and interesting stories all around. Events like this are at the core of my motivation for creating.
This body of work will be viewable at Fairview Manor until Dec 4th. It will continue on to the nearby Ottawa Valley Family Health Team at 95 Spring St., Almonte. The only exception is the piece entitled, 'The Queen of Gems', which is going to a special home in Perth. This painting is inspired by the beauty of the opal. With its gentle iridescence and sweetly calming hues, I was reminded of the birthstone ring my dad gave me for my birthday as a kid.
 I'm grateful to Cathy Blake for her energy and efficiency in organising this Art in the Manor exhibition. It was Cathy who suggested that I say a few words about my work, which is something I like to do. For some strange reason, I love the opportunity to open up and reveal my artistic vulnerabilities. Maybe it's a way of letting go of self consciousness. It's quite cathartic.
It's an honour and a privilege to share these feelings with others through my art. Thanks everyone!
Me, Deborah Zdriluk, and Dale Dunning.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Crystal Skull Vodka Goes Planetary

I have the honour of being asked to paint a bottle from the Crystal Skull Vodka people. It will be featured at the gala opening event of The Arti
st Project this weekend.
I think my space them is very à propos considering how much ethyl alcohol is out there.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Friday, September 8, 2017

FRB's and Starquakes

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Cosmology – Paintings by Marina Malvada

Explosion Time! (and I)
48 x 60 acrylic on masonite
 Last month, I had my first exhibition at Carriageway Studios in (my adorable, newly adopted hometown of) Almonte, Ontario.
Carriageway Studios is a charming meeting place with artists'studios, a gallery, and epicurean delights from North Market. For those of you who couldn't be there in person, here's a quasi-virtual version of the show:

 This was my ‘Hello World’ exhibition to introduce my work to new friends and fellow creatives in downtown Almonte.
 All of these works except for ‘Sister Planet 
Sister Planet
18 x 30 acrylic on wood
and ‘Explosion Time!’ were completed in my previous studio in Montreal, between the years 2013 and 2015. Looking back on where I was then and where I am now, their symbolism has only gotten deeper.

 The exhibition is divided into two segments. Space Scapes is an ongoing series expressing the beauty of celestial bodies, both known and unknown. Tiny particles of metal and minerals are incorporated through action-painterly processes that harness the laws of physics and produce geological analogies.
Imminent on the left incorporates acrylic
and clay from Algonquin Township.
Kostabi has gold-coated titanium particles.
 Tethered Souls is a subset of my planetary paintings in which tiny astronauts act as gestural metaphors for deep or heightened emotional states that are felt at important moments in all of our lives.  At first glance, they have a certain whimsy, which initially draws curiosity and the false promise of easy interpretation. But reflective viewers may find themselves reconnecting to past feelings once forgotten. 
Detail from 'Harvest'
This piece speaks about experiences
from which we gain in some way. 
If there is consciousness after death, I'd love to take the time and soar throughout our solar system, reveling in it’s diverse and incredible beauty. It was an honour and a pleasure to share this sentiment with so many Earthlings of the Ottawa Valley!
"Bye for now."(another detail from 'Harvest')