HCA Gallery Presents: Side by Side (until March 10, 2012)
The Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts Gallery presents:
SIDE BY SIDE
Tadeusz and Ilona Biernot
Monday, January 23 – Saturday, March 10, 2012
Opening Reception – Sunday, February 12, 4pm
Capturing the beauty and unique intricacy of the delicate flower requires the skills and sensitivity needed for painting a fine portrait. The orchid’s delicate form blurs the boundaries between nature and abstract, giving my paintings a modern and highly decorative feel. This is accentuated by the ornate gold/silver leaf backgrounds that give the paintings an inner light that illuminates and transforms any space that they adorn. The mystical beauty of an orchid and its sensuality awakes the senses making the compositions gardens of pleasure.
Ilona Biernot, MFA Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland
The driving force behind my paintings is curiosity. The more I discover through the process of painting, the more that remains to be discovered. Each layer of paint, each brush stroke, ignites my memory and sparks my imagination. By revealing and hiding, bringing to light and destroying, I want to give my subjects an existential dimension that is open to interpretation.
Tadeusz Biernot, MFA Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland