Art in Unique Places

There are all kinds of unique spaces that need art. For me, one of those places is a government constituency office. And that just happens to be where you can find my work! For the last two months I have had two of my abstracted landscape paintings gracing the political scene.

Art doesn’t just belong in a gallery.

 

Up on display until June 4, 2016, these paintings have been welcoming guests, politicians and the community at the constituency office of the Honourable Richard Feehan.

 

"Roll Down in Dream" by Alexis Marie Chute, 2012, acrylic and paper on canvas

“Roll Down in Dream” by Alexis Marie Chute, 2012, acrylic and paper on canvas, 4×3 feet

 

To visit the constituency office:

Edmonton-Rutherford,

Constituency Office of Honourable Richard Feehan

308 Saddleback Road, Edmonton AB T6J 4R7

(PH) 780.414.1311

 

"Valley of Gold" by Alexis Marie Chute, 2012, acrylic and paper on canvas, 4x3 feet

“Valley of Gold” by Alexis Marie Chute, 2012, acrylic and paper on canvas, 4×3 feet

*** Both of these paintings are for sale, so if you’re interested, contact me.

To see more of my paintings, please click here.

 

Something unique about these paintings is how they were made – and with what materials. I painted on unprimed canvas, which allowed lovely saturation of the colours into the fabric. At the same time as I painted with acrylic paint, I also collaged with paper and used the acrylic gel as another layer in the work.

When I am painting, I work intuitively and follow my creative instincts. It is a process of passion and freedom.

 

I have so enjoyed getting to know the folks that work at this office and am curious what they will choose to hang on their walls next. I commend their vision to display original art in their office and to work with local artists. We need more of this in our culture. Forget the mass printed IKEA prints. There are an incredible number of creative people making work that is captivating and communicates deeply with viewers.

 

Where are unique places you have shown your artwork?

Where is your dream exhibition space?

 

As always, thanks for reading!

Happy art-making everyone!

 

– Alexis Marie Chute

 

 

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