Holding A Line In Your Hand

Russna Kaur, Burnt away in layers of clouds they fall slowly… suspended in air, free as a gift, 2021

Holding A Line In Your Hand

Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC - Jul 17 – Sep 18

by Robin Laurence

Taking its title from the words of Vancouver-based artist Lyse Lemieux, this show of paintings by fi ve leading Canadian women artists speaks to a bodily engagement with their chosen medium. The show includes works by Lemieux, Rajni Perera, Russna Kaur, Azadeh Elmizadeh and Colleen Heslin, and it gathers strength from their widely varied approaches as well as from their diverse cultural and demographic backgrounds. It also speaks to the current joyful resurgence of painting in Canada.

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