MAPPING SPACE AND TIME
Solo Exhibition | exposition solo
January 14 to March 24 2023 | Janvier 13 au 24 mars 2023
Angel Fragments: Butterfly Effect
Pantone paper (on paper) | 2022 | 8” x 10.5”
Photo accreditation: Lucia DeMarinis
347 rue Preston Street,
The Ottawa School of Art (OSA) is pleased to feature the work of: Lucia DeMarinis
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Lucia De Marinis graduated from a five-year Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1984, where she majored in Painting and minored in drawing. She was given advanced standing to third year upon admission to the program and was selected for the National Dean’s List in 1984. She was a finalist for the prestigious Gund Award competition at graduation. Lucia also has a Bachelor of Arts in Italian Literature from Carleton University and studied briefly at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome with the assistance of a scholarship from the Italian government. She completed several years of private study with Ugo Chyurlia, a graduate of the Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice (1932). Her painting teacher, thesis advisor, and mentor at the Cleveland Institute of Art was Julian Stanczak, a renowned colourist and student of Josef Albers at Yale University.
Lucia has been teaching at the Ottawa School of Art since 1988. She also taught in the School of Media and Design at Algonquin College from 1994 to 2013 and was a faculty member in the Department of Visual and Creative Arts at St. Lawrence College in Cornwall from 1988 to 1991. In 2006 she was the recipient of the first Instructor of the Year Award at the Ottawa School of Art.
She has exhibited her work in numerous solo, group, and juried shows in Canada and the USA and is represented in corporate, public, and private collections.
Mapping Space and Time:
In recent years I have devoted myself almost exclusively to collage, a detour from painting that was undertaken as a result of constraints in my life related to time and space. These works on paper constitute a journal of visual perception and dynamics, of temporal rhythms and musical sensibilities, and levels of space and planar relationships that relied for their creation on measured intuition.
While developing these works I gave myself a task of incorporating different approaches to collage, either “synthetic” or “analytical”, involving both assembling and deconstructing. Some of these works are chaotic, rich, tactile, and eclectic; others are minimalistic, spare, ethereal, and “pure”. My pursuit was to bring together disparate elements in an attempt to establish harmony, balance, and fluidity of movement, as well as inherent or inevitable blockages. My series entitled “Angel Fragments” is a disciplined attempt at creating mathematical and aesthetic relationships that transcend natural references: rigorous puzzles that immersed me in the aesthetic realm of pure form.
My work is strongly influenced by the art of Henri Matisse, Joan Mirò, the Russian Constructivists, and the Japanese “floating world” of ukiyo-e.
“These fragments I have shored against my ruins…”
-T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land