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I'm having a show!

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Reverie

Rowena Katigbak

February 23 – April 27, 2019

Opening Reception Saturday February 23rd 5 – 8 pm

Rowena Katigbak’s Reverie is about the connection and interaction between spirituality and the environment. Inspired by her walks around Toronto Island, each painting delves into concepts of liminality and revelation.

“My walks are a very important part of my spiritual journey. They aren’t about finding big life altering revelations. They’re about the small revelations, glimpses of beauty, and steadfastness that add up to profound and prolonged changes. These moments reaffirm my faith that I contain this glory within. We all contain this splendor and strength.”

– Rowena Katigbak

These circular paintings celebrate the moments before wonder takes hold; when the breath is held just before its release; when the clouds shift and the light breaks through; when you touch the light within.

High Flyer (Reserved)
High Flyer (Reserved)

Size: 5.5” l. x 28” h. x 5.5” w.

Materials: Wood, mixed media, upcycled parts, magic

This piece was exhibited at the Witchfest North Grimoires: Storytelling & Witchcraft Art Exhibition (Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto, ON) from October 24-29, 2018.

It’s part of a series that I’m working on called Progress. This series will be exhibited at the Neilson Park Creative Centre from Dec. 4-21, 2019.

Here’s a brief excerpt from my project description.

“Progress uses interactive kinetic sculptures based on automatons and toys to engage viewers. Their perspectives shift from spectator to participant. They are controlling the mechanism which drives the work. They are becoming empowered through play. For example, my sculpture “High Flyer,” from this series, involves turning a crank to make a witch fly around small patriarchal figures stuck on stone monuments. She is whimsical, free and gleeful as she swirls above them while they remain fixed in place. She is urging us to take our power back, to rise above and laugh at the absurdity of antiquated patriarchal thinking.

[…] I love seeing participants’ delight when they identify the toy parts and play with them. And, they see how these parts have been given new lives within my sculptures. These works honour the past while using this knowledge to lift us into the future with hope, joy and love.”

Polynya  (Reserved)
Polynya (Reserved)

Size: 14" dia. x 3/4" d.

Date: April 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic on wood panel with custom circular hanging system

This painting is part of my Arctic Flow Series which seeks to highlight the beauty of our glaciers, issues of climate change, and the need for ocean conservation. The title, Polynya, refers to a stretch of open water surrounded by ice. It's essentially an oasis of water for Arctic creatures such as the eider ducks who live in the Arctic all year round. Eider ducks depend on these open water holes to access sea urchins and mussels in the frigid waters during winter months. 

 

 

Glacier Run Off (Sold)
Glacier Run Off (Sold)

Size: 4" dia. x 3/4" d. 

Date: May 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paint on ceramic tile with custom circular hanging system

This small painting was one of my earlier explorations into capturing the flow of glacier melt.

 

 

Spring Melt (Sold)
Spring Melt (Sold)

Size: 9' w. x 12' h.. x 1" d.

Date: May 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paint on cradled wood panel

This painting is part of my Arctic Flow series which is an exploration of climate change and its effects on glaciers.

 

 

Midnight Bloom (Private Collection, USA)
Midnight Bloom (Private Collection, USA)

Size: 6-1/2" dia. x 3/4" d. 

Date: May 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paint on wood panel with custom circular hanging system

A vision from above. 

 

 

Run Off II (Sold)
Run Off II (Sold)

Size: 6-1/2" dia. x 7/8" d. 

Date: May 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paints on baltic birch panel with custom circular hanging system.

This was a second attempt at capturing the flow of water and snow melting away. I love the movement within this piece.

 

 

Reverie (Sold)
Reverie (Sold)

Size: 14" dia. x 3/4" d

Date: June 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paint on wood panel with custom circular hanging system

This is a quieter piece. It's a dream surrounded by clouds and moonlight.

 

 

Spring Thaw I
Spring Thaw I

Size: 6" w. x 9" h. x 1/2" d. 

Date: July 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paint and oil paint on wood panel with custom circular hanging system.

Swirling currents of melting ice.

 

 

 

Spring Thaw II
Spring Thaw II

Size: 6" w. x 9" h. x 1/2" d.

Date: July 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paint and oil paint on wood panel with custom circular hanging system.

A glimpse of deep water.

 

 

Transcendence I (Reserved)
Transcendence I (Reserved)

Size: 24" dia. x 1" d.

Date: July 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paint, oil paint, oil sticks, charcoal and oil pastels on baltic birch cradled wood panel

Transcendence I expresses movement beyond our current physical and spiritual realities. It’s a call to hope in darker times.

 

 

Red Tide (Sold)
Red Tide (Sold)

Size: 6" w. x 6" h. x 1/2" d. (unframed), 8" w. x 8" h. x 1" d. (framed)

Date: June 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paints and oil pastels on cradled wood panel

Lingering feelings after watching a documentary on the Arctic and the effects of Climate Change on the ocean.

 

 

Seeking the Light (Sold)
Seeking the Light (Sold)

Size: 6" w. x 6" h. x 1/2" d. (unframed), 8" w. x 8" h. x 1" d. (framed)

Date: April 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paints, alcohol inks, and tempera paint on masonite panel

Inky spills seeking the light. 

 

 

Contemplation
Contemplation

Size: 6" w. x 8" h. x 1-1/2" d. 

Date: May 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paint, tempera paint, and oil pastels on cradled wood panel.

Look deep within.

 

 

I'm having a show!
High Flyer (Reserved)
Polynya  (Reserved)
Glacier Run Off (Sold)
Spring Melt (Sold)
Midnight Bloom (Private Collection, USA)
Run Off II (Sold)
Reverie (Sold)
Spring Thaw I
Spring Thaw II
Transcendence I (Reserved)
Red Tide (Sold)
Seeking the Light (Sold)
Contemplation
I'm having a show!

fleishman gallery

Reverie

Rowena Katigbak

February 23 – April 27, 2019

Opening Reception Saturday February 23rd 5 – 8 pm

Rowena Katigbak’s Reverie is about the connection and interaction between spirituality and the environment. Inspired by her walks around Toronto Island, each painting delves into concepts of liminality and revelation.

“My walks are a very important part of my spiritual journey. They aren’t about finding big life altering revelations. They’re about the small revelations, glimpses of beauty, and steadfastness that add up to profound and prolonged changes. These moments reaffirm my faith that I contain this glory within. We all contain this splendor and strength.”

– Rowena Katigbak

These circular paintings celebrate the moments before wonder takes hold; when the breath is held just before its release; when the clouds shift and the light breaks through; when you touch the light within.

High Flyer (Reserved)

Size: 5.5” l. x 28” h. x 5.5” w.

Materials: Wood, mixed media, upcycled parts, magic

This piece was exhibited at the Witchfest North Grimoires: Storytelling & Witchcraft Art Exhibition (Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto, ON) from October 24-29, 2018.

It’s part of a series that I’m working on called Progress. This series will be exhibited at the Neilson Park Creative Centre from Dec. 4-21, 2019.

Here’s a brief excerpt from my project description.

“Progress uses interactive kinetic sculptures based on automatons and toys to engage viewers. Their perspectives shift from spectator to participant. They are controlling the mechanism which drives the work. They are becoming empowered through play. For example, my sculpture “High Flyer,” from this series, involves turning a crank to make a witch fly around small patriarchal figures stuck on stone monuments. She is whimsical, free and gleeful as she swirls above them while they remain fixed in place. She is urging us to take our power back, to rise above and laugh at the absurdity of antiquated patriarchal thinking.

[…] I love seeing participants’ delight when they identify the toy parts and play with them. And, they see how these parts have been given new lives within my sculptures. These works honour the past while using this knowledge to lift us into the future with hope, joy and love.”

Polynya (Reserved)

Size: 14" dia. x 3/4" d.

Date: April 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic on wood panel with custom circular hanging system

This painting is part of my Arctic Flow Series which seeks to highlight the beauty of our glaciers, issues of climate change, and the need for ocean conservation. The title, Polynya, refers to a stretch of open water surrounded by ice. It's essentially an oasis of water for Arctic creatures such as the eider ducks who live in the Arctic all year round. Eider ducks depend on these open water holes to access sea urchins and mussels in the frigid waters during winter months. 

 

 

Glacier Run Off (Sold)

Size: 4" dia. x 3/4" d. 

Date: May 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paint on ceramic tile with custom circular hanging system

This small painting was one of my earlier explorations into capturing the flow of glacier melt.

 

 

Spring Melt (Sold)

Size: 9' w. x 12' h.. x 1" d.

Date: May 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paint on cradled wood panel

This painting is part of my Arctic Flow series which is an exploration of climate change and its effects on glaciers.

 

 

Midnight Bloom (Private Collection, USA)

Size: 6-1/2" dia. x 3/4" d. 

Date: May 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paint on wood panel with custom circular hanging system

A vision from above. 

 

 

Run Off II (Sold)

Size: 6-1/2" dia. x 7/8" d. 

Date: May 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paints on baltic birch panel with custom circular hanging system.

This was a second attempt at capturing the flow of water and snow melting away. I love the movement within this piece.

 

 

Reverie (Sold)

Size: 14" dia. x 3/4" d

Date: June 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paint on wood panel with custom circular hanging system

This is a quieter piece. It's a dream surrounded by clouds and moonlight.

 

 

Spring Thaw I

Size: 6" w. x 9" h. x 1/2" d. 

Date: July 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paint and oil paint on wood panel with custom circular hanging system.

Swirling currents of melting ice.

 

 

 

Spring Thaw II

Size: 6" w. x 9" h. x 1/2" d.

Date: July 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paint and oil paint on wood panel with custom circular hanging system.

A glimpse of deep water.

 

 

Transcendence I (Reserved)

Size: 24" dia. x 1" d.

Date: July 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paint, oil paint, oil sticks, charcoal and oil pastels on baltic birch cradled wood panel

Transcendence I expresses movement beyond our current physical and spiritual realities. It’s a call to hope in darker times.

 

 

Red Tide (Sold)

Size: 6" w. x 6" h. x 1/2" d. (unframed), 8" w. x 8" h. x 1" d. (framed)

Date: June 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paints and oil pastels on cradled wood panel

Lingering feelings after watching a documentary on the Arctic and the effects of Climate Change on the ocean.

 

 

Seeking the Light (Sold)

Size: 6" w. x 6" h. x 1/2" d. (unframed), 8" w. x 8" h. x 1" d. (framed)

Date: April 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paints, alcohol inks, and tempera paint on masonite panel

Inky spills seeking the light. 

 

 

Contemplation

Size: 6" w. x 8" h. x 1-1/2" d. 

Date: May 2017

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paint, tempera paint, and oil pastels on cradled wood panel.

Look deep within.

 

 

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