JUNE 19 - JULY 2, 2017
MULHERIN TORONTO is pleased to present VOX, an exhibition of new paintings by Toronto-based artist, Rita Koos. The exhibition is about the expression of passion,desire,drive, and connectivity through the subject of strong yet vulnerable female characters, experiencing girl and womanhood.
VOX is a two dimensional performance piece intended to arrest viewers and” pin “them into a pensive corner.
Rita Koos is a self-taught , intuitive Canadian artist of Hungarian and Jewish-Hungarian origin who specializes in painting. Born in Communist Budapest, Koos and her family immigrated in 1988, settling in Toronto, Canada in 1990. Koos' work reflects themes of identity, family, sexuality, desire, and gender politics all mirrored in female subjects based in the self. Through the layering of electric colour combinations , the use of high contrasts, shapes, motif patterns and universal symbols, Koos creates a world for her character portraits to inhabit. Her work is inspired by European/American cinema of the 60s and 70s, portrait photography, Old Hollywood as well as Hungarian and American Folk Art. She lives in Toronto with artist Scott Griffin and their two children.
Reception: Thursday, June 22, 6-9pm
Gallery hours: Monday-Wednesday, by appointment
Thursday - Saturday , 12-6pm
This is an artist-run exhibition. Contact the artist at 416-871-5943 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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