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Somewhere In Between


Sandra Tarantino, No. 73, acrylic, shaped canvas, 2008, 14.5" x 16" x 5"

Opening tomorrow at the XEXE Gallery is a solo exhibit by Toronto artist Sandra Tarantino. The new works continue to use Tarantino's sculptural canvases and a dynamic use of positive and negative space. In three works particularly, an almost colorless canvas contrasts chillingly with isolated subjects, traversing silently across a vast snowy landscape. I couldn't help by respond the works, especially with full knowledge that winter (read: snow) approaches so inevitably.

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No. 75, acrylic, shaped canvas, 2008, 14.5" x 32" x 5"
No. 76, acrylic, shaped canvas, 2008, 14.5" x 32" x 5"

Sandra Tarantino is a graduate of Ontario College of Art and Design and is a co-founding director of AWOL Gallery and Studios Co-operative and a founder of C1 Art Space: Gallery, Art School and Clay Studios.

Tarantino talking about her shaped canvases:

"The shaped forms have taken on a new significance in my creating them. I consider them as bends in a road, paths crossed, corners turned. My intentions are to dynamically and intimately engage the viewer within each piece so that it is viewed from various vantage points, with a constantly changing experience from one angle to another."

Sandra Tarantino
Somewhere In Between
New Works

XEXE Gallery
October 30 - November 29, 2008
Artist reception Thursday, October 30, 6 - 9 PM
Artist talk Thursday, November 20, 7 - 9 PM


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