Gwen Tooth | Indian Ocean Variations | South Gallery
05 Apr 2017 12:00 pm - 15 Apr 2017 5:00 pm
April 5 - 15 | Gwen Tooth | Indian Ocean Variations | [South Gallery]
Opening: Saturday April 8th - 2-5PM
Abstract acrylic paintings expressing the energy, colours and scents of India as experienced by Gwen during her travels to the subcontinent.
Artist in Attendance: Sunday, April 9 from 12 to 5 pm
Artists’ Informal Talk: Saturday, April 15 from 3 to 5 pm – Artists from “The Evolution of Abstraction” exhibition: Jacques Descoteaux, Bianka Guna, Michelle Letarte, Irina Litinsky, Shannon Moynagh, Gwen Tooth
GWEN TOOTH – BIOGRAPHY – INDIAN OCEAN VARIATIONS 2017
Gwen Tooth is an expressionist painter. She paints to express energy, soul and mood. She has recently completed several series of paintings revealing the various moods and energies of water – whirlpools, waterfalls, and tsunamis. Her most recent series “Red Series: Gentle Waterfalls”, was an exhibition of acrylic paintings interpreting gentle waterfalls on red backgrounds. Nature was full of joy once more.
Gwen’s current installation project, “Indian Ocean Variations”, is a series of acrylic paintings inspired by the many vibrant colours, visual sights, sounds, and scents of India. Gwen experienced these in depth during four visits to the Indian subcontinent. During this process, she studied basic Hindi, varied styles of Indian cuisine and she immersed herself in the deep history, architecture and culture of a very dynamic nation. The colours used in Gwen’s expressionistic paintings are reminiscent of spice markets, silk factories, richly ornamented temples, beautiful saris, exquisite jewellery and they evoke the churning energy of the Indian Ocean.
Gwen holds a B.A. from Western University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from Ontario College of Art and Design University. She teaches adult classes in acrylic abstraction at Fleming College – Haliburton School of Art and Design as well as experimental drawing and painting at various cultural centres.
For a detailed curriculum vitae, please visit: www.zhibit.org/gwentooth