RITA KOOS

VOX

JUNE 19 - JULY 2, 2017

 Lungs, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 inches

Lungs, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 inches

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

Sunday, 1-5pm

This is an artist-run exhibition. Contact the artist at 416-871-5943 or email ritakoos77@gmail.com

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 Primadonna, 2015, acrylic on masonite, 24 x 30 inches  SOLD

Primadonna, 2015, acrylic on masonite, 24 x 30 inches SOLD

 In Flux, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 14 x 18 inches  SOLD

In Flux, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 14 x 18 inches SOLD

 Tulips, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 28 inches

Tulips, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 28 inches

 Birthday Girl, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 inches  SOLD

Birthday Girl, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 inches SOLD

 Blackbird Fly, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 inches  SOLD

Blackbird Fly, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 inches SOLD

 In Embrace, 2016, acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 inches

In Embrace, 2016, acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 inches

 1956, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 10 inches

1956, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 10 inches

 Sweet 16, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 inches  SOLD

Sweet 16, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 inches SOLD

 Matriarch, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches  SOLD

Matriarch, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches SOLD

 Baptism in the Atlantic, 2017, acrylic on canvas  SOLD

Baptism in the Atlantic, 2017, acrylic on canvas SOLD

 Protection, 2015, acrylic on masonite, 22 x 22 inches

Protection, 2015, acrylic on masonite, 22 x 22 inches

 Blood line, 2017, acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 inches

Blood line, 2017, acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 inches

 New Skin for the Old Ceremony, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 48"x 48 inches  SOLD

New Skin for the Old Ceremony, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 48"x 48 inches SOLD

 Alma Mater, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 16 x18 inches

Alma Mater, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 16 x18 inches

 In Choir, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 24 inches

In Choir, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 24 inches

 All Eyes on Blue, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 inches

All Eyes on Blue, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 inches

 Life lines, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches

Life lines, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches