Fall is upon us, but summer is not yet to be forgotten! Gerda Marschall has sent us two new paintings to remind us of those hot summer days exploding with the vibrant colour of gardens in full bloom.
Gerda Marschall was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1949. Her family came to Canada when she was five, settling near Montreal. Gerda earned her Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from McGill in 1984 while working full time. She then started her own business buying and selling shipping containers, and added a second business related to transport repairs. Marschall's art background includes exploring various art courses, most notably at the Saidye Bronfman Centre of the Arts, and participating in numerous workshops. She was inspired and influenced by Canadian artists such as Seymour Segal, Marilyn Rubenstein, Sophie Jodoin and the late Philip Iverson. Their emphasis on expression, colour, and movement set the stage for her later works.
Check out this short video we've made a while back, focusing on Gerda and her artwork!
Gabryel Harrison's new paintings offer an harmonious and meditative break from the chaos and uncertainty of the modern world. In both her studio practice and her poetry, Gabryel invites the viewer to slow down, to perceive art as an object of contemplation or evidence of wonder. It is her belief that this simple engagement can be a radical act.