The Path of Appearance, 2014

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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.