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Karsh-Masson Gallery Exhibit – Pulse

August 5, 2017 - August 15, 2017

Kizi Spielmann RosePulse

University of Ottawa MFA thesis exhibition

August 5 to 15, 2017

Karsh-Masson Gallery

Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

In Pulse, Kizi Spielmann Rose presents a series of paintings whose undulating surfaces are reminiscent of rippling water and topographic mapping. They are created through a process of layering multiple coats of pigment atop one another and finally etching through the top layers to reveal the bottom. Serpentine lines carve their way through oil stick, revealing hues of oil pastel beneath. The topographic illusion is produced as the lines approach and retreat from each other, tracing the contours of some unspecified terrain. These works share an affiliation with the modernist tendency towards procedural and material-driven abstractions that foreground the painting as object, but simultaneously complicate this by embracing a kind of pictorialism through visual allusions to light, liquid, and mapping.

Kizi Spielmann Rose is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Ottawa with a BFA from NSCAD University. Recent exhibitions include Fresh Paint/New Constructions at Montreal’s Art Mûr gallery and Wild Wild Life, a solo graduate exhibition at Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax. Recent accolades include being named a finalist in the 2017 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant and the Robert Pope Foundation Painting Scholarship.

As a supplement to our regular programming, Karsh-Masson Gallery is pleased to partner with the University of Ottawa’s Department of Visual Arts to provide a valuable mentorship and professional development opportunity.


Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

613-580-2424 (14167)   TTY 613-580-2401

ottawa.ca   @karshmasson  

Open daily 9 am to 8 pm.

The gallery will remain open on Monday, August 7.

Free admission. Wheelchair accessible.


August 5, 2017
August 15, 2017


Karsh-Masson Gallery
110 Laurier Ave. West
Ottawa, Canada
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