Experience some amazing displays of art in Ottawa this winter
- Travel News
- Tuesday, 13 December 2011 14:25
Art has a way of leaving a lasting impression on travellers who visit galleries and museums on their trips to new cities. Those who will be in Canada's capital city this winter will have an opportunity to witness some incredible work by a wonderful female artist who will be featured at the Karsh-Masson Gallery through January 15th.
Natasha Mazurka specializes in large installations that show off her colourful, circular paintings with images of nature and wildlife. Sometimes the spheres are left blank with only a bright floral pattern, and others have a forest or coastal image splashed across the middle with large brush strokes and incredible detail. Mazurka has gained inspiration from interior design and tourism campaigns that show natural beauty in an interesting light. Her work has since evolved into cleaner and more precise paintings, but her beginnings were encouraged by an interest to travel around the world and witness amazing flora and fauna.
For her efforts, Mazkura has received multiple awards highlighting her accomplishments in the art world. Recently, she was given a grant by the city of Ottawa to pursue research and production in the name of professional art.
Travellers who journey to the Karsh-Masson gallery to see Mazurka's work will be delighted with paintings of many different sizes, with some reaching 122 centimeters in diameter. They should especially be on the lookout for one of her new paintings titled Afterglow, which is a beautiful orange and yellow interpretation of an underwater coral reef.
Those who enjoy Mazurka's work can also catch some of her pieces on display at the Espace Odyssee in Gatineau. The exhibition will run through January 22nd and feature more of her signature circle creations. The exhibit, called In Serial Kinds, aims to draw focus into the drawings as a collective and offer a theme of pattern and replicated images. Also shown at the Espace Odyssee in January are large matted photographs by Raymond Aubin that depict everyday situations in a new way, such as the checkout lines in airports.
Visiting art exhibits is a wonderful opportunity to get a feel for a new city and stay out of the cold that can come during Ottawa's winter season. Travellers can check out both of these galleries for a fun-filled activity to try on their Ottawa holiday.