Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 1- 7 PM, Sunday 1- 5PM
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 4th 6-8 pm
Victoria Alexander is a Canadian painter, born in Montréal who currently lives in the Ottawa Valley region of Ontario. She has shown internationally in venues including, but not limited to, Turkey, Japan, Poland, Austria and New York City. She has a long-standing association with Gallery Onetwentyeight.
“My work compels me to explore the significance of memory, images and experience, and their impact on my life. My materials are most often acrylic paint on canvas, sometimes with ink, often worked in layers to allow optical mix of underlying colours to create the effect of a moving surface. I also work in powdered graphite on paper.
My objective is to create an expressive account of a moment in time, a transitional impulse or the impression of a moment. In the past couple of years I have been painting the natural world that surrounds me. I'm lucky to live in a very beautiful region and it's impossible not to be affected by the environment at hand. I've begun to paint more out-of-doors and to develop the connection between this world and my interior existence. The smaller paintings began as colour exercises during a time of year where outdoor painting was more difficult, but developed into having an importance of their own.”
There will be twenty three paintings and drawings shown, some of these pieces have been developed from studies done in Algonquin Park, a few from the landscape surrounding my home, some involve still lifes done in my studio and one is from subject matter gathered in Northern England.