Friday, March 20, 2009

First Solo Show by Justina Smith

Gallery IS, is very pleased to be hosting the first solo gallery exhibit by Red Deer artist Justina Smith. We have been watching Justina's growth over the last few years and we are so happy to be representing her and her work on a more permanent basis.

"Canadian Clothesline: A Brief Look At Our Intimates" will be the first exhibit in the new Gallery IS space on Alexander Way.
This solo show is a pictorial journey of the artists journey across Canada in 2008. Starting in BC in September and ending in a round trip, winter driving, expedition from Red Deer, AB to Moncton, NB. "I took a lot of photos along the way, and I thought it would be neat to document the trip in a manner that was fluid and simple. Watercolor and pen are great mediums to capture moments quickly, so I thought this would be the best way to express these pictures. And since they are little paintings, it’s just a brief look."

Brief, intimate and extremely diverse describes this show and the journey of the artist. Justina takes the viewer along with her on her journey sharing the various places through her intimate perspective and sense of whimsy.

Exhibit runs from March 30th to April 25th.
Opening artists reception is Frist Friday, April 3rd from 6-8pm.
Live music, food, and drink plus the artist will be in attendance.

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