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Eugen-Florin Zamfirescu: Lanes of Quantum Memories

October 30 to November 15

OPENING:   SATURDAY OCTOBER 31,  2-6PM

www.eugenflorinzamfirescu.com

With his new photographic series - a clear departure from the realism of his previous works - the artist explores the visual landscape of our thoughts, memories and emotions taking the viewer on an imaginary journey into the realm of the human mind. What is unraveled is that the very process of thinking might be, in some ways, altered by the interaction between neurons and the forces of quantum mechanics. Our brains are subjected to a myriad of waves: electrical, magnetic, gravitational and ones currently unknown; whether these forces originate in the vastness of space or the invisible realm of the sub-atomic, together their whispers transform our thoughts, memories and ideas in ways unimagined- until now.

 

Betty White: February 5-28

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 The YELLOW SKIRT,  mixed media work on paper, 2014

Using a complex repertoire of materials and style, with each work Betty White remains faithful to her oeuvre, in which the dimensions of the figurative multiply with appreciation, extending far beyond story image into the past and future, from fact into idea, and from the subconscious into the spiritual.

Betty White’s art works are almost always figurative, yet the faces they portray are as much stories as they are doors, open to co-existing dimensions. Rarely do they smile, yet these visages promise intimate knowledge of the entire panorama of human emotion. Rarely do they look back, but their bones map the journey of their ancestors, marching remorselessly into the future. At the same time they float, melding as effortlessly with the eternal and our oneness as they do with the physical reality of life’s day to day struggles and triumphs. They inhabit this world and are of it, with roots reaching deep into the earth for water and nourishment, and spirits that embody life’s experiences, while their auras link us all to the eternal, to hopes and dreams, to joys and sorrows, and ultimately to the soul of all human existence.

To visit White’s faces is to reside in their lovingly crafted habitat, one that acknowledges our lives on every level, from the deeply personal to the cosmological, all nested naturally within the continuum of history and time.

 

BELOW CHRISTCHURCH by Mary Wright May 2 - 18,2013

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LAKE   30x40   oil on canvas 2013

Water - Basiedji, T.Pica and Ian P.L. show at Todmorden Mills Gallery November 14, 2012

WATER -  is a group show of ten artists. T-Art's three artists T. Pica, Ali Basiedji and Ian P.L. will be participating with selected paintings which express perceptions related to water.

Opening: November 14, 6-9 pm

November 14 - 25

Todmorden Mills Papermill Art Gallery

67 Pottery Road, Toronto

(416) 396 2819

Opening: November 14, 6-9 pm

 

Teodora Pica at Art Toronto booth #211

"So Pretty" 14"x7" by Teodora Pica at Toronto International Art Fair booth #211

October 25 - 28  booth#211   Toronto international Art Fair at Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Are you at Art Toronto this weekend?

Come by booth #211 and view four of Teodora Pica's bronze sculptures displayed as part of  the wonderful collection presented by Galerie Van Der Planken from Belgium.

Teodora Pica – Sculpture

Through minimal etched line and pared-down figurative form, Teodora Pica’s bronze sculptures of women, couples and mother with child (2007-8) convey everyday anecdotes of joy, protection and self-reflection. Embracing, dancing, yawning, mirror gazing, these figures carry a levity that virtuously captures their contentedness in moments of abandon and reflection.

Gestural poses – arms resting on chin or slightly titled head – animate the sculptures’ heavy material and their smooth, still surfaces. Embrace, for instance, depicts a couple lost in a tender moment. This piece exemplifies Pica’s strong sense of line, which is what brings her sculptures to life. Deeply etched lines loosen up the bronze (the male figure has a satin black patina), perhaps suggesting the sculpture could open up into modular sections. Pica’s work, then, is not just about the opaque figures themselves; it is also about what remains unseen.

Pica’s line offers just enough definition to steer the viewer’s imagination to completing images - what Pica says is “a guessing game.”  Take for example, Tango Cheek to Cheek, the smallest of the series. The male figure dips the woman. Other than this dance move, Pica differentiates gender simply by making lines straight for the man’s eyes but curved for the woman’s as well as by the man’s slightly larger hands

Historically these two pieces recall Brancusi’s iconic and romantic limestone sculpture, The Kiss – a hinting at Pica’s Romanian heritage. Another influence Pica cites is the black Madonna, who represents among other things, the possible African origins of Mary Magdalene. This allusion is best seen in Mother’s Love, a black patina bronze of a mother so protectively encircling her child she appears impervious to the world outside them.

In light of Mother’s Love, it is worth noting Pica’s two other sculptures of women introspecting. First is So Pretty, an image of a woman during a moment of self-confidence reflecting on her beauty. Comedic irony, however, deflates the potential narcissism of this self-assessment; after all, the woman is too abstractly rendered to be clearly beautiful. The second piece is Golden Yawn, centering on a circular bronze head yawning, a portrait head loosely suggestive of Brancusi’s Sleeping Muse, which peers out from a black body whose hands stretch up. The woman’s pose translated into speech would read, “I am comfortable with myself.” Loose, relaxed line, especially the concentric bands around the woman’s waist, exude relaxed confidence. This small, unnoticed gesture captures a small slice of quotidian experience, which brings down to earth the beaux-arts elitism bronze may hold. Here and throughout her body of sculpture, Teodora Pica celebrates the spontaneity of real life with a lightness of being that exploits the gloriously luminescent surfaces of bronze but transcends that medium’s density and weight. No mean feat.

Earl Miller, May 2009

COMING EXHIBITION: IAN P.L. beings 2010 -2012

JUNE 2 TO 16 BEINGS 2010-2012 an exhibition by IAN P.L. opening June 02

Basiedji's opening at T-ART

Thank you all for making this event a wonderful success!!!!

The exhibition "Plowed Fields" will continue to  May 26, until then we invite you at T-ART on

Thursday May 17, 6-9pm for  ART TALK and COFFEE   when  the artist will share thoughts about his own creative proces.

Please RSVP by e-mail at contact@teodoraartgallery.com.

ILLUSIONARY STILLS April 7 to 21

An exhibition of abstract works by Rick Mc Carthy, Emilio Pica, Radu Serban and George Turia.

Pica's Opening at Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts March 03, 2011

T. Pica exhibition opened Saturday March 03, 2012 at Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle, PA. "Unfolding Estate" and "Hydroponics", both bodies of work are now exhibited on the main floor of Hoyt Museum until April 14. Patrons of the museum, friends and arts enthusiasts  that traveled as far away as Washington DC have enjoyed a wonderful and welcoming  reception.

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T. Pica, Kimberly B . Koller-Jones Executive Director The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, Robin Parker

T. Pica at Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts Opening March 03, 6 to 8pm

Date : February 28 to April 14, 2012
Teodora Pica is exhibiting two of her latest bodies of work, the Hydroponics and the Unfolding Estate at the  Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle PA