Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art
MARY HRBACEK

Mary Hrbacek review
Charcoal and Thread
Drawn works by Mary Hrbacek and Takashi Iwasaki
HELD OVER TO AUGUST 12TH

Elliott Louis Gallery joins this year's Drawn Festival with a two-person exhibition that
brings together iconic charcoal drawings of trees by New York artist Mary Hrbacek and
the whimsically surreal drawings in thread by Winnipeg's Takashi Iwasaki.

To Mary Hrbacek a tree is a thing of spiritual sustenance and renewal. Her trees endowed
with human-like qualities become the embodiment of mankind's condition: the rising sap
is the spirit of life, sexuality and regeneration, the barren winter branches and broken
limbs foretell of immanent ecological disaster, disease and death. Hrbacek's trees exert a
powerful emotional influence.

The biomorphic forms and imaginative abstractions that Takashi Iwasaki has envisioned
demonstrate a light-hearted playful sense of humor and optimism. With an intense use of
color, fanciful shapes, and a wide array of media, Iwasaki has created a body of
provocative work using pencil, paint, collage and embroidery that is overflowing with
imagination, intense beauty, and elegance.

While stylistically and thematically diverse both Hrbacek and Iwasaki create works with
the belief that art can exist as the most powerful and most beautiful medium of human
communication.

Curated by Lynn Ruscheinsky.




Mary Hrbacek - Moving Up
Moving Up
30 x 22 Inches  
charcoal on paper
$2,710 



Mary Hrbacek - Gingerman
Gingerman
30 x 22 Inches  
charcoal on paper
$2,650 



Mary Hrbacek - Split Decision
Split Decision
30 x 22 Inches  
charcoal on paper
$2,650 



Mary Hrbacek - Open Heart
Open Heart
39 x 30 Inches  
charcoal on paper
$2,600 



Mary Hrbacek - Portuguese
Portuguese
39 x 30 Inches  
charcoal on paper
$2,600 

unframed



Mary Hrbacek - Moving On III
Moving On III
30 x 22 Inches  
charcoal on paper
$2,710 



Mary Hrbacek - Master of the Universe
Master of the Universe
30 x 22 Inches  
charcoal on paper
$2,650 



Mary Hrbacek - Horse Sense
Horse Sense
30 x 22 Inches  
charcoal on paper
$2,650 



Mary Hrbacek - Torso
Torso
30 x 22 Inches  
charcoal on paper
$2,710 



Mary Hrbacek - Bone Structure
Bone Structure
42 x 30 Inches  
charcoal on paper
$2,600 

unframed



Mary Hrbacek - Monster
Monster
30 x 22 Inches  
charcoal on paper
$2,710 



Mary Hrbacek - Multi-faceted
Multi-faceted
30 x 22 Inches  
charcoal on paper
$2,650 



Mary Hrbacek - Split Decision
Split Decision
44 x 40 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$3,080 



Mary Hrbacek - A Secret
A Secret
38 x 30 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$2,840 

to see more work by Mary Hrbacek click here.
to view Mary Hrbacek's bio click here.
 

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