YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A PRIVATE VIEWING AT MY STUDIO, PRIOR TO MY SOLO EXHIBITION IN TORONTO NEXT MONTH.
April 18, 2013, 6-9 pm
#322b and #326-1000 Parker Street,
(entrance on east side of the building)
Refusing to be categorized in terms of subject matter or painting style, with this new body of work Vancouver painter Val Nelson allowed images to rise to the surface and demand to be painted. Travel photos from Berlin and New York, images found on the internet, and art history texts are sources for her paintings. Acknowledging numerous influences including Menzel, Manet, and Picabia, she paints still life, portraiture, painstakingly repainted collage and over-painting of found objects, linking them in a fluid overall narrative much like the collision of images in film montage.