‘Resonanz’ Exhibition at Trias Gallery

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Date(s) - Thursday, July 2, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Trias Gallery



Trias Gallery is currently exhibiting the newest works by well-known Canadian artist, Ernestine Tahedl until July 16. This unique collection of work combines 2 areas that the artist holds close.

Ernestine has spent much of her life travelling the world, taking in the unique spirituality of the many countries she has visited. She has painted the waterfalls of South America, the Himalayas, her beloved adopted country of Canada in its many forms, the Antarctic and many other destinations. Her most recent trip to Iceland and Greenland, was going to see her return to the Arctic. She was in disbelief at the vision, the ice shelf was fractured and had visibly retreated. She had understood from speaking with many people over the years that the Arctic was changing but she was unprepared for this change. Ernestine has a deep love for these open spaces and this became the reason to return to her “Greenland” series, but this time renamed as “Greenland Memories”. This limited selection of works simply presents the northern landscape in a light filled horizon. There is a hopeful air to the paintings, but there are hints of the deep fractures through the land.

True to Ernestine’s positive, optimistic outlook she also returned to her visual interpretations of the great composers. The other images of this exhibition are a tribute to Franz List and her enjoyment in capturing his notes with her brushwork. In her words, “This series of paintings allows me to immerse myself into ‘pure’ painting without being lost in it. For me, some of the paintings come close to a musical experience and were painted and inspired while listening to Symphonies which are reflected in some of the titles of the works. I feel these paintings are a more direct, human and spiritual expression without confinement of the motif or formal restriction; yet still take their inspiration from nature and celebrate the beauty of nature…elements that I have explored in my work over the years.”

Ernestine was born in Austria and received her Master’s Degree in the Vienna University of Applied Arts. Her numerous national awards include the Allied Arts Medal of the Royal Architectural institute of Canada (1966), Canada Council Arts Award (1967), Governor General’s 125th Anniversary Medal (1993), Arts and Letters Award (2000), Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) , the Ontario Society of Artists President’s Medal (2006) and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). Also of career note is the Bravo documentary film, “The Artist’s Life, Ernestine Tahedl”  from 2007.

This is a wonderful opportunity to see a selection of outstanding works by this highly accomplished and richly appreciated Canadian artist. Trias Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11am – 5pm. For more information visit the Gallery website www.triasgallery.com  .

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