In The Garden
This Victoria Day Long Weekend, many of us will be heading out into our gardens grand and miniature. And starting Saturday, the Mónica Reyes Gallery will be joining us with ‘In The Garden’, a new exhibit featuring the work of Vancouver artists Mina Totino and Maggee Day.
‘The layout of the individual works of Day and Totino throughout the gallery space’, we read, ‘is suggestive of the garden and full circle of nature, from subtle green tones in Day’s “Doorstep view 4” to “Doorstep view 7” to Totino’s “Turkey Umber (Williamsburg)”, reminiscent of spring and blooming, decomposition, decay and renewal.’
Mina Totino is an established Canadian painter who has exhibited internationally. Her work in this show questions if monochromatic works are really monochromatic. ‘The compositions defined by multilayers of color and tactile attributes elude any classification or predetermined associations, however, like a view in a garden, delicately evolving in front of your eyes.’
Maggee Day is an exciting young artist who completed her MFA at Emily Carr University in 2020. In the Garden, we see her ‘vibrant colors and strong brush strokes.’ ‘In her painterly process, Day depicts the view of her doorstep, a view from inside the home into the outside, into the garden inspiring bold abstract views.’
Some of the works you’ll see ‘In The Garden’ …
Maggee Day. Doorstep View 4. 2019
Maggee Day. Doorstep View 3. 2019
Mina Totino. Brilliant Pink (Michael Harding). 2020
Mina Totino. Tuscan Red (Rublev). 2021
‘In The Garden’ is scheduled to run at the Mónica Reyes Gallery from May 22 to June 29th.
Header: Maggee Day. Doorstep View 7. 2020