Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Introducing Natasha Grenke! "No Artificial Colours or Flavours continues to June 4th

Argyle Fine Art is proud to introduce recent NSCAD grad Natasha Grenke.  "No Artificial Colours or Flavours" will be Natasha's first exhibition with the gallery, which opened on Saturday, May 11.

You can view the exhibition online HERE

Installation view of "No Artificial Colours Or Flavours" by Natasha Grenke, Argyle Fine Art, May 11 - June 4

The exhibition consists of 72 watercolour studies arranged in a grid format that feature juice boxes as its subject matter.  

"By adding vibrant colours and themes of nostalgia, I want to delight my viewers by offering playfulness and humour to reflect on their own experiences, focusing on the small moments of everyday life that are often overlooked. I started the year drawing my used juice boxes that I had been saving for months. This became my juice box series, No artificial Flavours or Colours.

It started off as a simple study of observing colours and light, but soon turned into an obsession. As I continued to draw, I noticed how much waste was accumulating and how unhealthy my little habit was becoming. Drawing each juice box shows me how our society has such a selective vision and fails to recognize how our habits contribute to so much waste and pollution."  

 Portrait of the Artist, Natasha Grenke, 2019

"Society is addicted to products that claim to be healthy but are harmful to our bodies and our planet. Through a colourful and fun portrayal of repetition and time based work, No Artificial Flavours or Colours encourages the viewer to have a more conscious lifestyle.”
-Natasha Grenke, 2019

 Natasha Grenke, Box No. 25, watercolor on paper mounted on board, 5 x 3.5 inches (approx.)

Natasha Grenke was raised in Edmonton Alberta and currently lives in Nova Scotia. She studied at MacEwan University and received a diploma in Fine Arts. She is currently attending NSCAD University where she will receive her BFA. Natasha is primarily a painter/drawer and works with oil paints, acrylics and watercolour to show the beauty of the mundane life in her practice.

She has been in several group shows in Alberta and Nova Scotia and had her first solo exhibition “Bokeh of Colours” at the Anna Leonowens Gallery in 2019.

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