Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art
TANIA GLEAVE   

Tania Gleave
Source Past Surface Present
May 16th - June 4th, 2006


Tania Gleave - A Place That Defies the Rush of a Day
A Place That Defies the Rush of a Day
39 x 29 Inches  
etched, patinated steel, oil on panel
Sold 



Opening Reception, Thurs. May 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Recently I came across a collection of Late Edo (1781-1868), Meiji (1868-1912) and Taisho (1912-1926) Period Japanese Kimono stencils called Katagami. I had a conversation with one of the shop owners about their use and function and about kimono designs of certain periods. I was reminded of my studies in Japanese history and art at university and also classes that I took during my Textile Art and Design programme at college some years later. We had to make our own katagami stencils from pressed mulberry bark paper and I showed little aptitude for the
main requirement of this technique: clean precision. I moved on from that project quickly and gave it no thought again until I came across the real thing.

As I walked away from the shop that day with a few katagami stencils under my arm the inspiration for my next body of work became clear. It was to be these beautiful, old, deep brown persimmon and indigo stained bits of numbered paper each of which has a composition of cut out shapes that comprise one layer in many to complete an intricate image of repeating patterns on a length of kimono silk. The source of my inspiration was to come from my past studies and the shapes, forms, textures and tones of the katagami. I would go to my studio and work on a series to create surfaces which combine old techniques with new technology. I see the series as the meeting of different cultures in time. Source Past Surface Present.

The series includes a wide variety of media which reflect various interpretations of surface, texture, and abstract representations of natural forms with a juxtaposition of unnatural scale. By projecting light through the stencils and drawing, photographing, painting, etching, and printing the resultant shapes, the initial exploration revealed increasing potential for development and experimentation. The process of this exploration seemed to take on a life of its own, the more that one idea was examined, the more possibilities were exposed. That is the opiate, the ceaseless learning uncovered in the process of exploration, drawing on the experiences of one's past and forming it into a tangible interpretation.




Tania Gleave - Katagami Horizon
Katagami Horizon
33 x 26.5 Inches  
intaglio chine colle on Japanese gampi paper, antique Japanese kimono stencil (katagami)
$2,400 



Tania Gleave - Katagami Ascending
Katagami Ascending
33 x 26.5 Inches  
intaglio chine colle on Japanese gampi paper, antique Japanese kimono stencil (katagami)
$2,400 



Tania Gleave - Detail - Verdigris Series - Fall
Detail - Verdigris Series - Fall
etched and patinated copper screen print on cement on panel



Tania Gleave - Detail - Verdigris Series - Winter
Detail - Verdigris Series - Winter
etched and patinated copper screen print on cement on panel



Tania Gleave - New Light lll
New Light lll
48 x 24 x 4.5 Inches  
anodized aluminum, plexiglass, light
$2,600 



Tania Gleave - New Light ll
New Light ll
48 x 20 x 4.5 Inches  
anodized aluminum, plexiglass, light
$2,600 



Tania Gleave - New Light l
New Light l
48 x 25 x 4.5 Inches  
anodized aluminum, plexiglass, light
$2,600 



Tania Gleave - Moment of Beginning
Moment of Beginning
96.5 x 30 x 2.25 Inches  
etched, patinated copper on panel
$8,000 



Tania Gleave - Detail - The Surprise of a Raining Sky
Detail - The Surprise of a Raining Sky
etched and patinated copper screen print on cement on panel



Tania Gleave - Detail - The Light of Old Wisdom
Detail - The Light of Old Wisdom
etched and patinated copper screen print on cement on panel



Tania Gleave - Detail - Simple Beginning
Detail - Simple Beginning
etched and patinated copper screen print on cement on panel



Tania Gleave - The Surprise of a Raining Sky
The Surprise of a Raining Sky
36 x 10.25 Inches  
etched and patinated copper screen print on cement on panel
$1,900 



Tania Gleave - The Light of Old Wisdom
The Light of Old Wisdom
36 x 10.25 Inches  
etched and patinated copper screen print on cement on panel
$1,900 



Tania Gleave - Simple Beginning
Simple Beginning
36 x 10.25 Inches  
etched and patinated copper screen print on cement on panel
$1,900 



Tania Gleave - Verdigris Series: Early Spring
Verdigris Series: Early Spring
26 x 10.5 Inches  
etched and patinated copper screen print on cement on panel
$1,400 



Tania Gleave - Verdigris Series: Late Spring
Verdigris Series: Late Spring
26 x 10.5 Inches  
etched and patinated copper screen print on cement on panel
$1,400 



Tania Gleave - Verdigris Series - Winter
Verdigris Series - Winter
26 x 10.5 Inches  
etched and patinated copper screen print on cement on panel
$1,400 



Tania Gleave - Verdigris Series - Summer
Verdigris Series - Summer
26 x 10.5 Inches  
etched and patinated copper screen print on cement on panel
Sold 



Tania Gleave - Kimono Story lV
Kimono Story lV
33 x 19 Inches  
etched and patinated zinc, oil, beeswax, chine colle and graphite on panel
Sold 



Tania Gleave - Katagami Fireworks
Katagami Fireworks
33 x 26.5 Inches  
intaglio chine colle on Japanese gampi paper, antique Japanese kimono stencil (katagami)
Sold 



Tania Gleave - Katagami Constellation
Katagami Constellation
33 x 26.5 Inches  
intaglio chine colle on Japanese gampi paper, antique Japanese kimono stencil (katagami)
Sold 



Tania Gleave - Kimono Story I
Kimono Story I
33 x 19 Inches  
etched and patinated zinc, oil, beeswax, chine colle and graphite on panel
$2,100 



Tania Gleave - Kimono Story II
Kimono Story II
33 x 19 Inches  
etched and patinated zinc, oil, beeswax, chine colle and graphite on panel
Sold 



Tania Gleave - Kimono Story III
Kimono Story III
33 x 19 Inches  
etched and patinated zinc, oil, beeswax, chine colle and graphite on panel
Sold 



Tania Gleave - Moment of Emerging
Moment of Emerging
96.6 x 30 x 2.25 Inches  
etched, patinated copper on panel
Sold 



Tania Gleave - One Era's Marks on the Moon
One Era's Marks on the Moon
47 x 13.25 Inches  
etched, patinated steel, oil on panel
Sold 



Tania Gleave - Isho Tansu l
Isho Tansu l
15 x 47 Inches  
etched, patinated zinc, oil, acrylic, graphite
Sold 



Tania Gleave - Isho Tansu ll
Isho Tansu ll
15 x 47 Inches  
etched, patinated zinc, oil, acrylic, graphite
Sold 

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