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The Power of Colours

Aldo Marchese

June 22 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 4:00 pm

Closed Mondays

Spring is a time of renewal, a season where nature awakens in a vivid symphony of colours, shapes, and scents. It is a season that Alberta ceramic artist Aldo Marchese eagerly anticipates, finding inspiration and harmony in the valley, the meadow, and the forest, where hundreds of flowers bloom in an overwhelming profusion. This moment of natural epiphany has inspired the collection of hand-built abstract clay sculptures featured in this exhibition.

The pieces in The Power of Colours are vibrant explorations of colour and geometric form. Each sculpture is a testament to the powerful influence of colour, an element that profoundly affects our moods, thoughts, and spiritual energy. The exhibition delves into the emotional resonance of primary colours. Red, the colour of love, symbolizes warmth, courage, strength, and excitement. It is passionate and stimulating, evoking a sense of vitality and intensity. Blue represents intelligence, trust, serenity, and logic. Its soothing qualities create a sense of calm and tranquility. Yellow signifies emotional strength, happiness, creativity, confidence, and optimism. It elevates our spirits and enhances our self-esteem.

Colour is more than what we see; it is how it makes us feel. It is the backdrop of our lives, influencing our choices and reflecting our spirits as intimately as our personal relationships. Our choice of colours is a deeply personal decision, as vital to our happiness as our hopes, dreams, and individuality.

This exhibition is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination. Through a combination of creativity, intuition, confidence, and fearlessness, these sculptures manifest a passion for living. They are designed to engage viewers, brightening their eyes with joy and happiness, and leaving them energized and motivated.

Please join us for an Exhibition Reception for The Power of Colours, Eileen Murray’s A Gaze Between Four Walls, and Troy Nickle’s Sky Vessels (the outdoor aspect of upcoming gallery exhibition Lungs of the Earth) on June 22, 2024, between 1 and 4 pm. Remarks will be held at 2 pm.


June 22 @ 10:00 am
August 25 @ 4:00 pm
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