Thursday, July 5, 2012

Coming of Age: The Graduates

Joseph P. LaGrange, "Dream Streets #4", 3' x 4', acrylic on board
Red Deer College grad LaGrange says of her work: "Both paintings come from my Dream Street Series and are influenced surrealist artists: Rene Magritte, Paul Delvaux and Giorgio de Chirico...but, with the use of my own imaginative tools. I am interested in the use of colour to emphasize my feelings at the time and add images that i find exciting to paint."

"Coming of Age: The Graduates" is a group show featuring the work of recent art school graduates. Ten artists were selected from five Albertan communities: Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, and Lethbridge. The show runs at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery until July 14. The gallery is open Wed-Fri from 10-4 pm and Sat from 12-4 pm. The gallery will be closed on June 30 for Canada Day.

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