Elaine Rakowski: Patagonia

Exhibition: May 7 to June 2, 2019
Opening Receptions: May 7 + 8 from 6 – 8 pm
Art Square Gallery, 334 Dundas St W., Toronto

I am pleased to present my first solo exhibition PATAGONIA.

This body of large-scale landscape paintings and corresponding studies were inspired by the wind-swept beauty and visual splendour of the Torres del Paine in Patagonia, Chile.

I hope to impart a feeling of respect and awe for the natural world, and to convey the visual poetry and sense of grandeur of this place.

In creating this series, I experienced vast lighting changes, inclement weather and evanescent moments of photographic reference. Hundreds of images were used to create small studies, some of which were transformed into large-scale paintings. This rhythm of exploring, sketching and painting has been an immense source of joy throughout this process.

I invite you to experience my Patagonia Exhibition at the Art Square Gallery, 334 Dundas St West, across from the Art Gallery of Ontario, from May 7 to June 2, 2019. Opening receptions will be on Tues May 7 and Wed May 8 from 6 – 8 pm.

Paintings may be viewed at www.elainerakowski.com and on Instagram @elainerakowski

Elaine Rakowski