The Path of Appearance, 2014

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Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, End of Summer, 2014

oil on canvas

4 x 3 ft. (1.2 x 0.9 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, End of Summer II, 2014

oil on canvas

3.5 x 4 ft. (1 x 1.2 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, #47 (for JJR), 2014

oil on canvas

8 x 10 ft. (2.4 x 3 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, Symbols of the Ideal, 2014

oil on canvas

4 x 5 ft. (1.2 x 1.5 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, A Table by the Lake, 2014

oil on canvas

4 x 5 ft. (1.2 x 1.5 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, Midsummer, 2014

oil on canvas

4 x 5 ft. (1.2 x 1.5 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, The Pine, 2014

oil on canvas

3 x 4 ft. (91 x 122 cm)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, Resemblance, 2014

oil on canvas

3 x 4 ft. (91 x 122 cm)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, Movie, 2014

oil on canvas

11 x 14 in. (28 x 35.6 cm)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, The Call, 2014

oil on canvas

18 x 24 in. (46 x 61 cm)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, The Colour of Saying, 2014

oil on canvas

11 x 14 in. (28 x 35.6 cm)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, Three-Pointed Star, 2014

oil on canvas

16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, The Old Forget the Cries, 2014

oil on canvas

4 x 3.5 ft. (1.2 x 1 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, August Shore, 2014

oil on canvas

18 1/4 x 16 in. (46 x 41 cm)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, The Little Messenger, 2014

oil on canvas

5 x 4 ft. (1.5 x 1.2 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, Stone and Star I, 2014

oil on canvas

5 x 4 ft. (1.5 x 1.2 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, Stone and Star II, 2014

oil on canvas

30 x 60 in. (76 x 152 cm)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, Voice of the Island, 2014

oil on canvas

5 x 3 ft. (1.5 x 0.9 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, Ornamental Balconies, 2014

oil on canvas

5 x 3 ft. (1.5 x 0.9 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, Shore, 2013

oil on canvas

4 x 3 ft. (1.2 x 0.9 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, In October, 2014

oil on canvas

16 x 12 in. (41 x 30.5 cm)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, The Colour in a Shade, 2014

oil on canvas

14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 28 cm)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, The Sower, 2014

oil on canvas

14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 28 cm)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, From a Scrap of Paper, 2014

oil on canvas

24 x 18 in. (61 x 46 cm)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, Casual Frontier, 2014

oil on canvas

14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 28 cm)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, Candle, 2014

oil on canvas

14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 28 cm)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, Love of Endings, 2014

oil on canvas

40 x 30 in. (102 x 76 cm)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, Childhood Hours, 2014

oil on canvas

5 x 4 ft. (1.5 x 1.2 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, The Path of Appearance, 2014

oil on canvas

5 x 4 ft. (1.5 x 1.2 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, Horizon, 2013

oil on canvas

30 x 24 in. (76 x 61 cm)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, Petals and Stone, 2014

oil on canvas

40 x 30 in. (102 x 76 cm)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, The One to the Sea, 2014

oil on canvas

60 x 29 in. (152 x 74 cm)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, Parting, 2014

oil on canvas

5 x 3 ft. (1.5 x 0.9 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, The Last Evening, 2014

oil on canvas

3 x 5 ft. (0.9 x 1.5 m)

Rorai, Gina

Path of Appearance, 2014

installation at Corkin Gallery

Rorai, Gina

Path of Appearance, 2014

installation at Corkin Gallery

Rorai, Gina

Path of Appearance, 2014

installation at Corkin Gallery

Gina Rorai

The Path of Appearance

 

The paintings of Gina Rorai examine interior and exterior space on the same plane. Combined with unconventional scale, the paintings prompt us to examine interior thoughts. Exterior landscapes appear to stabilize an inner world. Rorai paints from her own collection of objects, including her own landscape studies which she uses as part of her props.

 

Gina Rorai exemplifies painterly intelligence.  Within the context of a highly structured painting, Rorai diffuses multiple viewpoints on the same plane. Her work is a hybrid combining aspects of still life, abstraction, and landscape painting. The combination acts as a metaphor for life cycle.

 

After graduating from York University with a Bachelor of Fine Art, Rorai began exhibiting with the prominent dealer Sable Castelli until the closing of the gallery, after which she joined Birch Libralato.  She was included in the seminal exhibitions Contingency and Continuity: Negotiating New Abstraction at the Macdonald Stewart Art Gallery at Guelph, and 60 Painters at Humber Arts and Media Studios.