Angela Grossmann To a Woman Passing Byat the Fairmont Pacific Rim
June 8, 2023 - October 5, 2023
In collaboration with Westbank’s Pacific Gallery at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, Equinox Gallery presents To a Woman Passing By, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Vancouver artist Angela Grossmann.
From monumental to more intimately-scaled works, Grossmann’s figures relish in the intensity of pigment and gesture. Her work may be thought of as traditional portraiture, but more significantly they bring insight into historical representations of the female. A distinctive colourist, she chooses neon pink, ultramarine blue, flame red, glimmering gold and silver, allowing the unique emotive qualities of each hue to dominate a singular work. Grossmann depicts the body because she is empowered by it and familiar with it — through observation, memory, and lived experience — and has now been addressing it in her studio practice for over four decades.