January 10 – February 18, 2017
Vernissage: Tuesday January 1 0, 2017, 6 – 8 p.m.
The Ottawa School of Art is proud to present the work of Diploma Students:
Louis Vadeboncoeur and Debbie Sleeman
Both Louis and Debbie came to the Ottawa School of Art after years of creating objects with their hands; in Vadeboncoeur’s case, turned wood and painted vases while Sleeman created plates and bowls in glass. This engagement with materials is reflected in their art work.
In this exhibit, Vadeboncoeur’s work suggests materiality in the texture and form of his figures as well as the soft folds of the background fabric or the paddle as it strokes the lake water. Sleeman’s non-objective paintings are built up from many layers of colour and a range of materials such as cheesecloth, pumice, sand, acrylic gels and mediums. The textures generated from this multi-media approach create depth and energy. In the dialogue between the abstract and the figure both can advance their art by learning from each other.
“Exhibiting our work together creates something more than the sum of our paintings.” – Debbie Sleeman, Louis Vadeboncoeur