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Carole Freeman: If the paparazzi could paint

Rebecca Gallery, September 11 - 30, 2010


reception: Saturday September 11, 2-5 pm


Artist's Statement
Replace the flash of the paparazzi camera with the soulful search of a paintbrush and voila - Carole Freeman's show of celebrity portraits, If the Paparazzi Could Paint, showcasing the Toronto International Film Festival. Freeman's powerful imagery transports portraiture into a contemporary context; the subject matter being not just famous faces and objets de film, but the character of paint itself. 

A graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, England, Freeman's show of dynamic yet sublime painterly works on paper, mylar, and panel include larger-than-life and close-up portraits of iconic directors and actors. With a nod to Warhol, Lucien Freud, and Elizabeth Peyton, this exhibition of celebrity is a natural link in a long chain of figurative artwork and the perfect vehicle for Freeman's masterful control of her medium.

Freeman’s curiosity for people, and insight into character, combined with a love of film and narrative made the subject matter and timing of her first solo exhibition click. If the Paparazzi Could Paint is not only a celebration of the celebrity and fame present every year at the Toronto International Film Festival, but the celebration of a passionate artist driven to overcome obstacles to enter the arena of the international art world. In these richly painted images illuminating those venerated by our fame-obsessed society, Freeman has created a stellar addition to that annual September Toronto party called TIFF.


REBECCA GALLERY
317 Grace Street (at Harbord)
Toronto, Ontario M6G 3A7
Tel: 416-537-8213
Fax: 416-537-6550
Tuesday to Saturday 10  6
Sunday: by appointment only
www.rebeccagallery.com

All media inquiries should be directed to Kerry Fitzmaurice at the Rebecca Gallery

Work also exhibited at:

Hyatt Regency Hotel
TIFF Official Headquarters
370 King Street West
September 9 – 19, 2010  

Canadian Film Centre
Annual TIFF Barbeque
22489 Bayview Avenue
Sept 12, 2010
Art services donation to silent auction.


 

 

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