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"Amy-Claire Huestis and Elzbieta Krawecka"
2007-05-03 until 2007-06-02
Diane Farris Gallery
Vancouver, BC, CA Canada

The Diane Farris Gallery in Vancouver is very pleased to announce an exhibition of work by Amy-Claire Huestis and Elzbieta Krawecka from May 3 until June 2, 2007. Huestis captures the human spirit through gestural figure studies while Krawecka paints dramatic, sweeping landscapes and cloud formations. Both artists live and work in eastern Canada. Their styles and techniques are influenced by European traditions in painting and drawing. Huestis’ fanciful images have a gentle, antique sensibility with their subdued colours and nostalgic themes. She expresses her love of the pastoral through loosely-sketched figures, small animals and birds. Krawecka takes a more literal approach to landscape painting with dramatic cloudscapes and hints of life on the earth below: a distant group of buildings, a grove of trees, a roadway or a small figure on a bicycle. The simplicity and delicacy of images by both artists is refreshing.

Huestis was born in Moscow, Idaho. She completed a two-year fine arts program at Langara College, Vancouver, and later moved to Montreal to attend Concordia University where she completed her Fine Arts degree with honours. In 1999, Huestis assisted Quebec sculptor Morton Rosengarten with his bronze casting in Montreal. Currently, Huestis paints, draws and does printmaking at her studio in St-Henri, Quebec. The Diane Farris Gallery has represented her since 2006.

Elzbieta Krawecka is a Polish-born artist who received her formal art training at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) between 1989-1994. She participated in OCAD’s Off-Campus Program in Florence, Italy between 1992-1993. Krawecka has been exhibiting her work throughout Ontario since 1997. Her distinctions include an artist residency at the Pouch Cove Foundation in April 2004 and first prize at the Ontario Society for Artists Juried Show in Toronto in 2003.

IMAGE
Amy Claire Huestis
Young Man Climbing a Hill


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