Sat, 6 Sep 2014 — Sat, 18 Oct 2014
Reception & Artist Talk: Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 - 1pm
“Spirit Arise” is a new series of paintings by artist Ronald Boaks. With this new body of work, Boaks looks to capture “the lightness of being” -that essence of life, state of grace, of being alive, right now.
In 2013, Boaks took to his studio to explore what it really meant to be “free”. He began to feel “lighter in spirit,” he says. “This lightness is translated into these paintings as the spirit of cloud entity, surrounded by rich, softer colour. The paintings are grounded by the almost drafted line, measured, as it were, like distance markers.” Boaks continues to incorporate the X and Y coordinates, which are some of his recognizable markings.
Based in Toronto, Boaks’ works focus on abstraction using a variety of media. He is best known for his use of bold and expressive colour and surface, which define the artist’s ongoing search for beauty and balance.