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"Inner Spaces" by Irit Epstein

Jul 2 2013 12:00AM

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TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/13 -- Editors Note: There are two photos associated with this press release.

Solo Exhibition: July 13 - August 6, 2013 Media Preview: July 11, 2013, 6.30pm Opening reception: Saturday July 13, 2013 2-6 p.m. Articsok Gallery (www.articsokgallery.com), 1697 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto



Inner Spaces is the artist's personal diary of images, reflecting her continuing life journey and quest.

The inspiration for the paintings is IRIT EPSTEIN's discerning reverence for a rich, continuous internal dialogue with her changing environment.

The beauty and strength in the 27 paintings comprising "Inner Spaces" are seen in the playful, seemingly whimsical, brightly coloured and often distorted combinations of recognizable and abstract subjects. The artist uses oils and mixed media on canvas, wood panel or gypsum board; sizes range from 24" x 24" to 39" x 35".

Irit Epstein's "Inner Spaces" will unveil with the generous support of Marketwire and Greek THALIA wine by KOLONAKI GROUP.

About the artist:

Irit Epstein (www.iritepstein.com) holds a master's degree in fine arts from HDK in Berlin, Germany, as well as a master's degree in art therapy from New York University. Her work has been exhibited in Israel, Germany, Italy and Mexico. Since her arrival in Canada three years ago, her paintings have been regularly shown in solo and group exhibitions in Toronto.

Please visit Irit Epstein on Twitter at @IritEpsteinArt and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/irit.epstein.

Artist Statement Inner Spaces "When you set out for Ithaka ask that your way be long..." C.P. Cavafy



My paintings are a personal diary and a reflection of a continuing journey within myself, carrying on a dialogue with my changing environment. This life journey is a quest and an inspiration. It is what frees the soul from demons and obstacles. The dwelling places of the demons are in one's state of mind, and the mind has the power to create and dissolve. In this voyage, I attempt to broaden and brighten my perception of what surrounds me.

Diving into my internal landscapes, I retrieve images and combine them with external impressions to create a space, an experience, and an atmosphere that echo time. I paint with a sense of the direction I want to take, but I welcome unexpected turns along the way.

By integrating images and abstract forms and creating tension between discipline and improvisation, I look to convey an impression of my inner self and arouse the curiosity and imagination of the viewer.

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