March 4 - March 29, 2014
Saturday March 8 at 2 pm
Rose works from her studio, which is nestled in the woods, in the Haliburton Highlands. She has formal education in drawing and painting, graduating on the Dean’s Honour Roll from York University, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Rose has been the award recipient of three Emerging Artist Grants from the Ontario Arts Council. She also has a Bachelor of Education and has been a teacher of all ages in both the public school system and privately. In the studio, she paints with acrylics and oils and also mentors other painters. She is also employed by Fleming College, teaching courses for the Haliburton School of The Arts.
Rose is represented by the Ethel Curry Gallery in Haliburton, Meta4 Gallery in Port Perry, Perivale Gallery in Manitoulin, and her website is www.rosepearson.com
I am a woman whose professional artistic practice began simultaneously with the decision to become a mother; the subject of my painting is tied to the levels of experience encountered in daily life. I do so because family history is a microcosm of all human drama.
I am interested in Jack Chamber’s creative philosophy of “perceptualism”: in creating paintings “where reality is so imminent that one feels he has stepped off the conveyor belt of time momentarily and actually glimpses the world in pause” so that “the viewer on the outside looking in is able to experience the flow of time in which he is travelling and of which he is seldom, if ever, conscious.” (Jack Chambers: Light, Spirit, Time, Place and Life).
The paintings in this show are each based on moments that were pauses for me. These often feel like moments of profound consciousness. Sometimes these moments of pause were searched out and sometimes they just appeared; each pause was recorded with a single photograph that was then subsequently used as reference for the paintings. These moments occurred in the highlands of Haliburton County where I currently live, on the multigenerational family farm near Peterborough, as well as one image from Saskatchewan where my children’s ancestors are from. Although these places are disparate in geography, I am interested in the spirit of home that connects them to me. Light and shadow and reflection are predominant characteristics of this body of work.
2014 Exhibit Schedule
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