Metamorphose: A Study in Contradiction opens June 25 at MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery

The MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery presented by Kirschner Family Corporation is pleased to welcome the exhibition Metamorphose: A Study in Contradiction from artist Therese Jose to the Suncor Community Leisure Centre in June.

The styles within Therese Jose’s artwork have deep meanings on many levels. Messages are portrayed through the ambiguous facial expressions of her subjects and their contradicting titles. Therese’s mood and state of emotions drive her to express herself through painting. For Therese, painting is more of an outlet, a therapy, than just a hobby. Her technical style is influenced by Japanese Manga and Art Nouveau, as well as Surrealism.

The majority of figures Therese paints are based on fantasy, although some artworks are inspired by real people. The portraits in her works portray an air of innocence and sensuality where the figures exist in their own obscure realm. The message is found here, in the face of each portrait.

Therese’s works consist of soft lines and seductive eyes, along with superfluous usage of different shades of gold paint, gold leaf and warm autumn colors. Utilizing the grain of the wood panels to bring out an unexpected air of mystery to her works, Therese keeps bare space in the background allowing the color of the wood to complement her subjects.

“We are pleased to welcome this solo artist exhibition to the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery presented by Kirschner Family Corporation this summer,” said Annette Antoniak, Chief Executive Officer of the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo. “Once again a talented artist is showcasing their work for the appreciative audience in the Wood Buffalo region and we are delighted to be the host gallery for this opportunity for our community.”

The opening reception for the Metamorphose: A Study in Contradiction exhibition takes place at 7:00 pm on June 25 at the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery presented by Kirschner Family Corporation. Light refreshments will be served and all community members are invited to attend. The Metamorphose: A Study in Contradiction exhibition will be available for viewing from June 24 - July 24.

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