OPENING: Thursday, May 25, 2017 18:00-20:00
Through her career in film, Katherine Jeans has been conditioned to see the world at 24 frames a second. To freeze a moment ultimately challenges my notion of what is perfection. This collection of flowers is part my continued search to find the ultimate moment of beauty. Flowers have a higher purpose in life and I hope to challenge the viewers thinking to look beyond a beautiful flower but to share with you an ephemeral moment that can never be repeated. My titles are homage to being Canadian and how blessed I feel about the opportunity to create and share with you my passion. As an Existential thinker I search for universal beauty that can be observed in my art of what I feel is an existential moment.
Katherine is an award winning filmmaker and visual artist whose body of work is a life long exploration of the arts.Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, she moved to Ottawa as a young girl, where she still resides today. She is former partner and Vice-President of Sound Venture Productions, where she was the creative instigator for over 25 years, today Katherine balances her time between visual art and documentary making. Katherine's interest lies in capturing the ephemeral moment of a moving image. Her unique style has movement, depth and transparency that are historically connected to her vocabulary as a filmmaker. Her paintings are a personal selection of random freeze frames much like one would see in a dream or a moving picture. She has been inspired by watching hundreds of hours of moving images in the editing suite. It is these poignant flashes of beauty that she is interested in transforming as in-and-out-of-focus mysteries on canvas. Her work oscillates between painting and photorealism. She applies oil paint and mixed media in many different ways, pushing the boundaries of reality. Exploring many genres of painting has been a necessary evolution to sustain Katherine’s faith in art as one of the “highest forms of hope.” Many of her paintings have been featured in television series and movies in Canada and the US.
Canada 150: In Search of Beauty is on view at Exposure Gallery from May 25 -July 25, 2017
1255 Wellington Street W (above Thyme and Again) Ottawa, ON