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Kundalini: Union of the Divine
Curated by Ali Adil Khan
Born in India and later emigrating to Europe and then Canada, Youngo Verma (1938 - 2015) created an extensive body of work that explores the notion of cosmic energy. How are cosmic energy and creativity related? What insight can be gained from an artist's interpretation of cosmological questions? Kundalini is a Sanskrit word describing one such form of energy that is channelled through the base of the spine, and it is said that the awakening of Kundalini through ritual and spiritual practice leads to the union of Will (sakti-kundalini), Knowledge (prana-kundalini) and Action (para-kundalini) - the Union of the Divine. Verma's drawings, paintings and sculptures explore the connections of these bodily, intellectual and spiritual energies in minimal, sensual forms.
Image: Tantra # 20, 1981. Graphite on paper, 70x55 cm, collection of Ali Adil Khan
Performance: Mississauga based Visual artist, Asma Mahmood will present a performance tribute to the life and the art of Youngo Verma.
Art Gallery of Mississauga
The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is a public, not-for-profit, art gallery located in the Mississauga Civic Centre, right on Celebration Square and across from Square One Mall. The AGM is proud to admit people free of charge, serve communities, and provide positive visual art experiences for all visitors.
Engage. Think. Inspire. This phrase opens the dialogue at the AGM. The Gallery connects with the people of Mississauga through the collection and presentation of relevant works from a range of periods and movements in Canadian art. Expressing multiple ideas and concepts, this visual art translates into meaningful cultural and social experiences for all audiences. The AGM employs innovative education, artist projects and other forms of dialogue to advance critical enquiry and community connection to the visual arts. The mandate of the Gallery is to "bring art to the community and the community to art."
TD Mosaic Festival 2016 - Live Painting Competition Participating Artists
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Artist Statement:Branislav Dordevic is an artist, designer with multiple skill sets, gives range and value in creating visual communications. He is comfortable with a pencil, pen or in a digital environment, creating, collaborating and developing high impact visuals are a driving force. He will depict the essence of South Asian Dancers by interpreting the colors and patterns of their costumes, along with expressing the movement of the human form in bright graphic colors.
Mailing Address: 78 Ash Crescent, Toronto, ON, M8W 1E6
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Artist Statement:We celebrate our happiness, love and joy with our family, friends and community. These celebrations bond us together, give us a sense of belonging and make our lives richer and more meaningful. Through colorful dancing figures in my painting, I want to show the joy and spirit of togetherness.
Mailing Address: 1022 Zante Crescent, Mississauga, L5J 4M8
Artist Statement: My art is my search for the moments beyond the ones of self-knowledge. It is the rhythmic fantasy; a restless streak which looks for its own fulfillment! A stillness that moves within! An intense search for my origin and ultimate identity.
Mailing Address: 32 Carter Drive, Brampton, l6v3n5
Artist Statement: Nathan Wilson is an emerging artist located in Brampton Ontario, he started his art at a young age and loves to explore all medium from pencil, spray paint, acrylic paint, and his newest endeavor, makeup and face paint. Nathan is always looking for new ways to grow his talent and express himself. His art ranges from surreal to realistic portraits and abstract. No matter the medium his art shows great beauty and lots of emotion.
Mailing Address: 885 Lakeshore Road East, City: Mississauga, L5E1E2
Artist Statement: Ameara Mclennan is an art therapist, artist and activist. With a bachelor of Fine Art from OCAD U, with specialized art therapy training from the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. Ameara has a wealth of art experience from her travels living in Florence Italy, Paris and New York city. Ameara is currently finishing clinical placements in Toronto, soon moving back to New York City permanently.
Mailing Address: 2340 Awenda Drive, Oakville, L6H7J7
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Artist Statement: Besides graphic design and music, Stella's passion is painting and illustrating. Her multiculturalism has influenced her art in many ways. Her palettes are alive and vibrant, her themes are unexpected. Early works included oils on canvas featuring nudes and fantasy. Abstracts and textures also inspire Stella to explore new creations.
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Artist Statement: Nisreen Askar's style is lyrical, full of colorful and expression. Her landscapes and florals exemplify the natural beauty of Mississauga and the Region of Peel.
Mailing Address: 6050 Bidwell Trail #5 Mississauga, Ontario, L5V 1V6
Artist Statement: Viniti Venkatesh has always been playing with paints, mixing every combination of color, and learning to put her thoughts onto a canvas or paper. She will be painting in an abstract expressionism style that embodies the spirit of the Holi Festival Colors to represent diversity and celebration of inclusive community.
Mailing Address: 21, Block R. (Phase 2 Defense Housing Authority) Lahore, Pakistan
Artist Statement: Verda Rasheed's work personifies human beauty and emotion which hopefully encourages self-awareness. Her style is graphic and contemporary with a psychedelic, new age flare.
TD Mosaic Festival - Promenade Gallery - Creative Connections Pop Up Art Show
Artist Statement: Ambar Tahir loves to paint oil and mix medium, has had several solo painting exhibitions in Alhamra arts Council - Lahore Pakistan, Goethe Institute Lahore, Gymkhana club Lahore. She is a member with Visual Art Centre at Riverwood and has 25 years of experience of painting still quests to learn new techniques.
Artist Statement: The magical play of colours, their interaction with each other, and the created beauty brings joy in my heart. Wife, mother of three beautiful souls, a realtor by profession, I have the heart and spirit of an artist and dream in magnificent colours. I am delighted to share this excitement with others.
Artist Statement: Rashmi Malhan is a contemporary mixed media artist and a professional Analytics and Data Manager for a large financial institution. She is based in Toronto, Canada. Using earth colors, etched markings and unusual textures, she incorporates found objects in a process involving layering and texture to create an intricate and complex statement. Influence of Indian heritage is often apparent in her work as motifs or deities, primarily Paisley and Ganesha. Her florals and abstract landscapes are her tribute to the immense beauty of nature. The textural element of art is fundamental to almost all her art.
Artist Statement: Rosie Sayegh is a self-taught Abstract Artist and imaginative individual Rosie is full of constant wonder and cravings to create. Her background is Palestine and Jordan. Her love of Arabic architecture, talents for design, food, music and dancing helps in understanding of her artistic styles, expressions types of Arabesque Abstract, Geometrical Abstract and Modern Abstract.
Arabesque abstract, is a form of decorative art that consist of lines that intersect and interlace together to create a rhythmic linear design pattern. The outcome of this type of art to the viewer brings out feelings of wonder, mystery, beauty, uniqueness and depth.
Artist Statement: Born and raised on the north shore of Lake Superior, Shelley expresses her deep connection with nature and it's riot of colour in her art. She is also influenced by the colour and joy demonstrated by people of various cultures who have chosen southern Ontario as their home.
Artist Statement: Mississauga artist Misbah Ahmad will lead the display with her exquisite clay and porcelain sculpture and jewellery. Misbah is one of the most sought after Mississauga artist and her presence at this event will ensure that our audience find quality and beauty at the same place. Art by Misbah is a world reknown entity where Misbah creates one of a kind pieces that are being used with pride by her clients in every event from office meeting to five star weddings.