An exhibition in Gallery III, April 5 – May 10, 2024

Mary Pfaff at Sivarulrasa Gallery

Artist Reception: Saturday April 6, 2pm-4pm

From April 5 to May 10, Sivarulrasa Gallery is pleased to present Mary Pfaff: River of Dreams, a new series of paintings and assemblages by Almonte-based artist Mary Pfaff inspired by the natural ebb and flow of a river.

Mary Pfaff’s nonrepresentational works have an atmospheric, lyrical quality, evocative of themes in nature and her personal life. Her aesthetic is inspired in part by the Japanese notion of wabi-sabi, where beauty is seen in imperfection and impermanence. The passage of time, fragility, and the interplay of light and darkness are all recognized and honoured in her work. The assemblages in this exhibition have been created by the artist from found objects she collected over the years, with persistent experimentation and creative play. “The transient cycle of nature, life, and seasons is very much a part of all my work”, she says. “They essentially create narratives of both personal and communal experiences.”

Mary Pfaff earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts (with distinction) from the University of Ottawa in 1990. Her works have been exhibited over the past three decades in solo and group shows in Canada, the United States, and New Zealand. Her paintings are held in the public collections of the University of Ottawa and the City of Ottawa, as well as private collections in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia. She currently works from her studio in Almonte, Ontario.

Artist Reception: Saturday April 6, 2pm-4pm. Artist Mary Pfaff will be in attendance.

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