An exhibition in Gallery I, February 9 – March 15, 2024

Marina Raike at Sivarulrasa Gallery

Reception/Meet the Artist: Saturday February 10, 2pm-4pm

From February 9 to March 15, Sivarulrasa Gallery is delighted to present Marina Raike: Rising Sky. This solo exhibition features new paintings by Almonte-based artist Marina Raike, exploring the grace and intelligence of ravens and crows she has observed in her surroundings. “Ravens and crows are the embodiment of magic and wisdom in many cultures”, she says. “To some, they are bad omens, to others, the bringers of light.” The paintings incorporate elements of both earth and sky, including minerals such as hematite, pyrite, and mica. Taken together, the works invite the viewer into a magical world where we can contemplate whether we have more in common with these creatures than we realize. As the artist notes, “Like us, they come from the earth and rise to the sky.”

Marina Raike’s studio practice ranges from skulls to abstract works inspired by geology and the natural world. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2006. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and internationally, and is held in private collections in Canada, the United States, and Japan.

Reception/Meet the Artist: Saturday February 10, 2pm-4pm. Artist Marina Raike will be in attendance.

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