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Hannah Alpha: Les corps en movement II
November 1 30, 2006

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