Arcane by Tamara Roshka
February 15 - February 26Free
Opening Reception: February 15, 7-10pm
Additional Hours: February 16 to February 26, 6pm:
Tuesday to Friday, 12-6pm; Saturdays 12-5pm
Tamara grew up always eager to create. Growing up as the daughter of 2 photographers, and the granddaughter of a painter, she knew art was also her passion at a young age. Graduating in 2010 from the University of Manitoba School of Fine Art with a BFA with Honours, she has since continued painting, illustration and photography. Working as a professional artist and camera operator, she has turned her passion into a living. Since graduating, Tamara has showcased her artwork in numerous solo shows and exhibitions and plans to continue perfecting and refining her painting and illustration techniques. Her obsession with skies is evident in her pieces and draws inspiration from weather phenomena and natures colour palettes.
Arcane was meant to be a personal journey of experimentation and abstraction. And yet, I have found it developed into a journey of experimentation with colours and imagery. Refined ink lines in my botanicals are a nod at my original passion for ink illustration and a reminder to myself that I was accepted into art school through my ink and watercolour illustrations. Bold colours and enigmatic choices in my new landscapes and skyscapes have helped me break out of colour palette I was all too comfortable in. These new paintings bring a sense of curiosity instead of somber. My new Magic Rabbit series is an arcane dream that plagued me as a child – I try to capture the beautiful terror of my dreams through this collection on canvas board through gouache paint and mixed media.