October 22nd to November 23rd, 2020
- From There To Here
The Hearth Gallery, Bowen Island, B.C.
Kristina Girke -Painting - Soloshow
Opening Reception - Saturday October 24, from 6 - 8 pm
Kristina Girke has been living and working in Berlin for over 30 years. Currently she is living in Canada. Letting go seems to be an eternally important process. As in real life, Kristina does excercise in letting go as well in her new paintings. Shapes, figures, letters, cracks, broken surfaces … – all this is no longer needed. There is just color. Pure element, the essence – how difficult is it to find that without being stuck in perfectionism? This is perhaps a life-long exercise?
This also is connecting the two bodies of work – and it makes Kristina Girke’s painting so special: the layering of thin transparent colors, which creates depth within itselves. It is like a collection of experiences in the course of life through ups and downs. And in the best case they are connected with each other in an interaction of primal elements and growing together in a healing way. The pictures give a powerful, radiant and peaceful testimony of experiences, which hopefully can unfold its full power in the unspoken, in the depth of color and in the sound of a coincidence in a painting.
THE HEARTH Gallery
430 Bowen Island Trunk Road
Bowen Island, BC
Saturday, October 24, 2020
From 6 – 8 pm
Date will be announced soon