ESPACE TROIS, Montreal, October 20, 2006 – Over the past
20 years the Montreal based artist Hannah Alpha has been working to refine and
simplify her expression of the human body in movement. Four large oil paintings
fill three walls of the gallery. A series of smaller square canvases of similarly
painted gestural strokes are hung on the fourth wall juxtaposed with a selection
of delicate figure drawings on mylar. They become complementary expressive gestural
lines and figures describing movement.
The artist has been enriching her understanding of the human body in movement
by practicing the centuries old practice of Tai Chi for the past ten years.
This rigorous discipline of repeated movements develops an intensification of
consciousness of the unity between being and awareness. As a way of meditation,
the artist practices not with closed eyes, but with eyes wide open to see the
subtle variations of the human form in motion. An inner transformation takes
place where the mystery of being and becoming are fused.
Wednesday, November 1st from 5 to 8 pm
Hannah Alpha has been teaching in the SBC School of Fine Arts since 1994. This
will be her second solo exhibition in ESPACE TROIS as well as having been included
in four teachers group exhibitions. The artist has been exhibiting in Montreal
since 1990. Pratt & Whitney selected her work for inclusion in ten of their
“Les Femmeuses” exhibition/sale of works by Québec
women artists between 1990 and 2003. Her work can be seen at the Sales and Rental
GalerieArteMontréal of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Espace Trois is an exhibition space of the School of Fine Arts within the Saidye
Bronfman Centre for the Arts devoted to exhibiting work by artists who teach in the School of
Fine Arts as well as the Advanced Atelier members.
Information: Doreen Lindsay, Coordinator of Exhibitions (514) 932-6688