Kizi Spielmann Rose - Pulse - Thesis Exhibition

Thursday, 10 August 2017 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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The University of Ottawa’s Department of Visual Arts is pleased to announce the 2017 lineup of exhibitions of final thesis projects by Master of Fine Arts graduates.  These exhibitions are open to the public and presented through the generous support of leading arts institutions: Studio 66, Gallery 101,  Ottawa Art Gallery and Karsh-MassonGallery.

Kizi Spielmann-Rose

In Pulse, Kizi Spielmann Rose presents a series of paintings whose undulating surfaces are reminiscent of rippling water and topographic mapping. They are created through a process of layering multiple coats of pigment atop one another and finally etching through the top layers to reveal the bottom. Serpentine lines carve their way through oil stick, revealing hues of oil pastel beneath. The topographic illusion is produced as the lines approach and retreat from each other, tracing the contours of some unspecified terrain. These works share an affiliation with the modernist tendency towards procedural and material-driven abstractions that foreground the painting as object, but simultaneously complicate this by embracing a kind of pictorialism through visual allusions to light, liquid, and mapping.  The paintings on view in Pulse vary widely within the theme. A network quality exists between these works, where similar materials, procedures, forms and techniques are stretched, manipulated, and experimented with in order to produce difference within repetition and a sense of rhythmic variation between discreet paintings. 

Kizi Spielmann Rose is a graduate student in painting at the University of Ottawa, and holds a BFA from NSCAD University. Recent exhibitions include Fresh Paint/New Constructions at Montreal’s Art Mûr gallery and Wild Wild Life, a solo graduate exhibition at Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax. Accolades include a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant and the Robert Pope Foundation Painting Scholarship.

Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West, Ottawa     

August 3 – 16, 2017                

Vernissage – August 10, 5:30 -7:30 pm