Friday, February 23, 2018

Introducing: Kristy Blackwell

We are happy to introduce Toronto artist Kristy Blackwell to the gallery. Kristy studied fine art at the University of Guelph and computer animation at the University of Toronto. Kristy has been the recipient of numerous Best in Show awards, most recently at the OSA 144th Juried Exhibition. She has been featured by Create Magazine, The Jealous Curator, Art.Upon and more.

Kristy uses figurative realism to depict her perception of the human condition. Her figures are often rendered in duplicate, suggesting strength alongside vulnerability. The use of gold leaf in some of her oil paintings creates a psychological barrier between the inner mind and the infinite unknown. There is common understanding in these personal images: beauty in sadness and in strength, beauty in vulnerability, and in protection.