Urban Landscapes: Kevin Flood, Meyvis Araniva & Tristesse Seeliger
January 19 - February 13, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, January 19, 7–9pm
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Urban Landscapes
Kevin Flood, Meyvis Araniva & Tristesse Seeliger

In Urban Landscapes, abstract brushstrokes, layers of paint, and meticulously cut out maps are exhibited side by side, in a reinterpretation of imaginary territories. Kevin Flood's current body of work bears private and nostalgic inference to collective histories and remote geographies. Flood’s encaustics populate each canvas as a mélange of rough-hewn shapes and lines, rich with color and void of being self-conscious or garish. Meyvis Araniva's pieces, in contrast, are drawn from sources of inspiration like the gritty streets of Vancouver as well as the vibrancy of her native El Salvador. Her works, a juxtaposition layers over layers of paint and paper, could be perceived as debris of the places she's been to.

Tristesse Seeliger is collaging historical maps fusing cartography and geometry to create new spaces and places that coax the brain to drift from the analytical to the sensory, and to delight in what is sensual, familiar, and universal. Her Territories series comes as a translation between art and mathematics while taking maps from the Geological Survey of Canada offices dating back to 1960 as a primary medium. Another exploration of the notion of geography is Seeliger's Flags for New Countries – in which she creates a new interpretation for the emblems we have, in unique shapes and color schemes. Together, the works of Flood, Araniva, and Seeliger invite viewers to take a journey to imaginary landscapes and contemplate their environments with new eyes.

Warrior
Kevin Flood
Warrior
encaustic and polished plaster
2017
48 x 48 inches

 

 

 

Territory 60
Tristesse Seeliger
Territory 60
collage
2017
12 x 12 inches

 

 

 

Territory 61
Tristesse Seeliger
Territory 61
collage
2017
12 x 12 inches

 

 

 

Santa Monica Boulevard
Kevin Flood
Santa Monica Boulevard
encaustic and concrete
2017
20 x 72 inches

 

 

 

The Wave
Kevin Flood
The Wave
encaustic
2017
36 x 36 inches

 

 

 

Untitled
Kevin Flood
Untitled
concrete encaustic and Silver Leaf
2017
72 x 36 inches

 

 

 

Untitled
Kevin Flood
Untitled
concrete, silverleaf and encaustic
2017
48 x 60 inches

 

 

 

Waves of Emotion 1
Meyvis Araniva
Waves of Emotion #1
acrylic and collage on panel
2017
8 x 8 inches

 

 

 

Waves of Emotion 3
Meyvis Araniva
Waves of Emotion #3
acrylic and collage on panel
2017
8 x 8 inches

 

 

 

Waves of Emotion 2
Meyvis Araniva
Waves of Emotion #2
acrylic and collage on panel
2017
8 x 8 inches

 

 

 

Words of Emotions 2
Meyvis Araniva
Words of Emotions #2
acrylic and collage on panel
2017
10 x 10 inches

 

 

 

Words of Emotions 3
Meyvis Araniva
Words of Emotions #3
acrylic and collage on panel
2017
10 x 10 inches

 

 

 

Words of Emotion 1
Meyvis Araniva
Words of Emotion #1
acrylic and collage on panel
2017
10 x 10 inches

 

 

 

Flags for New Countries 13
Tristesse Seeliger
Flags for New Countries #13
acrylic on panel
2017
24 inches

 

 

 

Flags for New Countries 14
Tristesse Seeliger
Flags for New Countries #14
acrylic on panel
2017
24 inches

 

 

 

Territory 57
Tristesse Seeliger
Territory #57
mixed media and collage on panel
2017
30 x 30 inches

 

 

 

Territory 62
Tristesse Seeliger
Territory #62
mixed media and collage on panel
2017
72 x 72 inches

 

 

 

Territory 60
Tristesse Seeliger
Territory 60
collage
2017
12 x 12 inches

 

 

 

Territory 61
Tristesse Seeliger
Territory 61
collage
2017
12 x 12 inches