The Rust Daughters Say It With Flowers exhibition by Tiziana La Melia opened on Thursday, June 27, 2019.
The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie is proud to host acclaimed artist, Tiziana La Melia, in a residency leading up to her exhibition.For the exhibition, Rust Daughters Say It With Flowers, the artist was invited to the Art Gallery from May 30 – June 27, to create new work in response to her Artist Residency at the Euphemia McNaught Homestead Society. Visitors to the gallery, whether conscious of it or not, wander through the space dedicated to the memory of the artist Euphemia “Betty” McNaught (1902 – 2002). With this in mind, the selection of artworks and objects presented in this exhibition emerge from conversations about female friendship, architecture, the history of painting and a history of women artists who leave their mark through the sedimentation of time, overgrowth, decay and rust. The residency and exhibition are proudly sponsored by Stringam LLP.Tiziana La Melia (b.1982) lives and works on unceded Coast Salish Territories/Vancouver, where she is an accomplished artist and author. She has participated numerous exhibitions and in artist residencies such as the LA Mountain School in Los Angeles (2014), Parc Saint Leger (2015), at Triangle, Marseille, (2017) and at the Banff Centre (2016/2017). Her writing has appeared in places such as Art 21, Public, The Organism for Poetic Research, The Capilano Review, Charcuterie, C Magazine, West Coast Line, The Interjection Calender and AgonyKlub and Tripwire.Also opening June 27, Pioneering Portraits showcases works from the Gallery’s Permanent Collection that explore the tradition of collecting portraiture which reflects the spirit of this region. The exhibition features work from the Estate of Bert Tieman, James Agrell-Smith, Edward Bader, Donna Barrett, James Daubney, Ken HouseGo, Harold Klunder, RFM McInnis, Judi Moscovitch, Holly and Gordon Perret, Walter J. Phillips and Jeanette L. Walker.All the Gallery’s exhibitions this year are presented by the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie. For more information visit the Gallery website at AGGP.CA.-Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
“Silver Threads” by Holly Perret from the exhibition Pioneering Portraits, which opened Thursday, June 27, 2019.