Winsor Gallery announced today the upcoming exhibition It’s Not You, It’s Me, by contemporary painter Fiona Ackerman. The show runs from February 20th – March 29th, 2014. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 22nd from 2-4pm; the artist will be in attendance.
It’s Not You, It’s Me sees Ackerman tackle the highly intimate subject matter of other artists’ studios through her own transformative sensibility. Over the past few years, Ackerman has documented the environments in which eminent Canadian artists – from Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun to Ron Moppett – produce their work. Beyond merely representing them, Ackerman crosses her own symbols and mannerisms into these singular spaces. The result are paintings that are playful yet exact, which are – as the exhibition’s title suggests – just as much about Ackerman’s own artistic history as they are of her subjects’.
About Fiona Ackerman
Originally from Montreal, Fiona Ackerman is a painter living and working in Vancouver, BC. Since completing her BFA through Concordia and Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Ackerman has exhibited across Canada and in Europe. She received an honorable mention for the Kingston Prize for Canadian Portraiture in 2009, and was included in Carte Blanche 2: Painting, a survey and showcase painting in Canada (published by The Magenta Foundation, fall 2008). In 2012, she exhibited “Heterotopia” at Winsor Gallery, a study into the inner workings of the artist’s studio. She continues to explore this theme in the work for her 2014 exhibition at Winsor Gallery, entitled “It’s Not You, It’s Me”. Another viewing of more new works will take place in the fall of 2014 in Germany.
About Winsor Gallery
Founded by Jennifer Winsor in 2002, Winsor Gallery has distinguished itself locally, nationally, and internationally as a premier source for contemporary art. Foremost a commercial gallery, Winsor Gallery strives to ensure the long-term development of our artists’ careers through promotion, collaboration, and thoughtful curation.
Through this commitment to forging strong relationships with our artists, we have accrued one of the most attractive portfolios of established and emerging talent in Vancouver, and many of our represented artists have been recipients of such prestigious awards as the Governor General’s Award, the Joseph Plaskett Award, the Gold Medal of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, and the International Studio Award at the Museum of Modern Art New York.
A cornerstone of the Vancouver art scene, Winsor relocated from its seminal South Granville space in 2012 to The Flats on East 1st Avenue. The gallery is part of a burgeoning industrial neighbourhood that has become Vancouver’s new centre for contemporary art.
For additional information visit the Winsor Gallery website.