Vancouver Exhibitions. Artist Gerda Marschall At Kurbatoff Gallery. February 19 – March 5 2015.
OPENING RECEPTION IS ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21st, FROM 2 TO 4 PM.
Gerda Marschall skillfully interprets reality with poetry and passion in her internationally renowned paintings that are both elegant and energetic. An established Canadian artist, Gerda’s works evoke both visual fascination and joyful emotions in viewers and collectors alike. German born, Canadian artist, Gerda Marschall lives in Eastern Ontario on the Ottawa River surrounded by nature and the many gardens that she and her husband have created. This innate beauty serves as a constant inspiration for her work.
Although primarily self taught, she attended many workshops at the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts and was greatly influenced among others by Canadian artists Seymour Segal, Marilyn Rubenstein, Sophie Jodoin and the late Philip Iverson. Their emphasis on expression, colour, movement and inner nature set the groundwork for her later work.
Ardent brushstrokes give her paintings an impetuous aura. Energetic bursts of pigment and bold strokes reflect her abundant energy and zest for life. Her oil paintings are a hymn of beauty and joy. Exhilarating or mild, always stimulating, Marschall celebrates the spontaneous energy of nature.
Gerda’s expressionistic landscapes and exuberant florals form part of many corporate and private collections both in Canada and internationally.
Kurbatoff Gallery 2435 Granville St. Vancouver, B.C. V6H3G5 (604) 736-5444 www.kurbatoffgallery.com