March 31 - May 20, 2007
Transfigured by Tanya Zaryski displays recent paintings of rural landscapes, figurative works and bird studies.
“Many of my pictorial narratives re-invent scenes that I remember from my childhood. Growing up on a farm in Ontario, I became interested in the landscape as a constant backdrop for the events (past and present) which are acted out. In my painted images, certain rooms, fields and houses reappear. The panoramic view is of the same place, altered slightly through tricks of memory. Some scenes show familiar people beside exotic ones. There is a collapsing of the ordinary and the sublime into a single moment.”
Tanya Zaryski acknowledges the support through the OAC Exhibition Assistance Program.
Tanya Zaryski began her art training at the University of Toronto, studying art history, painting and drawing before discovering glass blowing at Sheridan College. She graduated from University of Toronto and Sheridan College in 1997. Her unusual combination of fine art and craft techniques then earned her a three year residency at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. Tanya currently lives in the Beaver Valley near Georgian Bay, running Beaver Valley Glassworks with her partner Mark Lewis.