Quick Hits: Odd & Unusual

Seehorse, oil on canvas, 30 x 30″

Alberta artist Katie Barron aims to amuse in her first solo show, Odd and Unusual, with unique subjects such as toy horses suspended in bright blue Jello.  On at Arts Place in Canmore through Sept. 15, her works at first appear to be photographs but actually are oil paintings.

 Painted in vibrant colours with deep shadows on black backgrounds, they are reminiscent of Baroque oil paintings, yet modern and youthful – exhibition notes.

Bruised and battered, oil on canvas, 30 x 30″

Barron began oil painting while visiting Australia in 2018 and is entirely self-taught.  Her work often includes surreal combinations of food and other simple indulgences.

Katie Barron’s website, here.

Arts Place exhibition info, here.

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