STILL DREAM

Feb 5 - Mar 2, 2019

STILL DREAM

VALENTINE’S DAY RECEPTION

Thursday evening, Feb 14, 6 – 9 pm

Complimentary wine & chocolate

 

EXHIBITION DATES

Feb 5 – Mar 2, 2019

 

This series stems from the deep desire to create an interpretation, a physical context, and an individual response to the duality of our times, a duality of despair and optimism. In the spirit of science fiction, this body of work is my exploration and manifestation of a world shrouded by hopes and fears, albeit from the perspective of a wildy female alternate universe.  

In Still Dream I create a world that is familiar but not ours, a distant planet taken over by something fierce yet sweet, beautiful and tender. I invite visitors from another world to it: those arriving in UFOs and you, the viewer. The visitors hover above the planet, alien, different, powerful, and unknown, and in that way they bring fear. But they also bring hope, through their novelty, knowledge, and the certainty that we are not alone. 

When I imagined this other world and then moved there in the months that I painted these works, I felt its brightness, its rich colors, and the fun of the people that live there. I wanted to capture and freeze in time a certain easiness and superpower that comes to those with a guiltless conscience. A young girl embracing the unknown, a beautiful boy, a father and his protege daughter on the road, a woman supported by the ground beneath her. 

Bringing aspects of classical paintings I wondered what the still life and portraits of this world would be, what the artist’s studio would hold. In the end, I found myself in these paintings. 

About the title: I think it is crucial to still dream, despite everything. I paint to capture my dreams, to make them still, but in the end they are still just dreams. 

- Bonnie Gaskin

STILL DREAM
VALENTINE’S DAY RECEPTION Thursday evening, Feb 14, 6 – 9 pm Complimentary wine & chocolate EXHIBITION DATES Feb 5 – Mar 2, 2019 This series stems from the deep desire to create an interpretation, a physical context, and an individual response to the duality of our times, a duality of despair and optimism. In the spirit of science fiction, this body of work is my exploration and manifestation of a world shrouded by hopes and fears, albeit from the perspective of a wildy female alternate universe. In Still Dream I create a world that is familiar but not ours, a distant planet taken over by something fierce yet sweet, beautiful and tender. I invite visitors from another world to it: those arriving in UFOs and you, the viewer. The visitors hover above the planet, alien, different, powerful, and unknown, and in that way they bring fear. But they also bring hope, through their novelty, knowledge, and the certainty that we are not alone. When I imagined this other world and then moved there in the months that I painted these works, I felt its brightness, its rich colors, and the fun of the people that live there. I wanted to capture and freeze in time a certain easiness and superpower that comes to those with a guiltless conscience. A young girl embracing the unknown, a beautiful boy, a father and his protege daughter on the road, a woman supported by the ground beneath her. Bringing aspects of classical paintings I wondered what the still life and portraits of this world would be, what the artist’s studio would hold. In the end, I found myself in these paintings. About the title: I think it is crucial to still dream, despite everything. I paint to capture my dreams, to make them still, but in the end they are still just dreams. - Bonnie Gaskin
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KIMOTO GALLERY
Vancouver
BC
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Paloma's World, 2019
BONNIE GASKIN

Paloma's World, 2019

Oil on Panel

48 x 36 in

The Blue Yonder, 2018
BONNIE GASKIN

The Blue Yonder, 2018

Oil, Acrylic, and Acrylic Studs on Panel

30 x 30 in

Things Seen in the Sky (Portrait of a Paint Goth), 2019
BONNIE GASKIN

Things Seen in the Sky (Portrait of a Paint Goth), 2019

Oil on Panel

18 x 14 in

Young Woman's Art Studio Enormous New Powers, 2019
BONNIE GASKIN

Young Woman's Art Studio Enormous New Powers, 2019

Oil on Canvas

48 x 60 in

How To Know the Wild Flowers (Sammy), 2019
BONNIE GASKIN

How To Know the Wild Flowers (Sammy), 2019

Oil on Canvas

30 x 30 in

Critical Path, 2018
BONNIE GASKIN

Critical Path, 2018

Oil and Encaustic on Panel

48 x 36 in

The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs (The Band), 2019
BONNIE GASKIN

The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs (The Band), 2019

Oil on Canvas

72 x 48 in

Still Life with Blanket and Sky, 2019
BONNIE GASKIN

Still Life with Blanket and Sky, 2019

Oil on Canvas

30 x 30 in

The Flower and the Sun, 2017
BONNIE GASKIN

The Flower and the Sun, 2017

Oil and Encaustic on Panel

48 x 36 in

Maria Do Céu, Hilma and Frida, 2019
BONNIE GASKIN

Maria Do Céu, Hilma and Frida, 2019

Oil on Canvas

48 x 72 in

Blue Rose, 2019
BONNIE GASKIN

Blue Rose, 2019

Oil on Panel

18 x 14 in

Memories, Dreams, Reflections, 2017
BONNIE GASKIN

Memories, Dreams, Reflections, 2017

Oil and Encaustic on Panel

14 x 14 in

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