Persona


Persona

March 21st – April 18th

Artist Reception Saturday, March 21st | 6-9PM

Three person show with Laura Barnhard, Justyna Kisielewicz and Aunia Kahn.

Persona opening Mar 21st at Bash Contemporary represents the work of 3 distinct women artists, each conveying their own personal statement through the content of their work. Justyna Kisielewicz from Poland brings to life her whimsical satire on global politics and Americana with her unique style of pop art. Laura Barnhard is a Canadian based artist who’s surreal flights of fantasy are both captivating and stirring. Aunia Kahn is an American artist who’s use of electronic media in the creation of her art produces portraits of provocative women that are compelling with a twist of sweet danger. All have found there own path to representing “Persona” in their work. This show will prove to be pure eye candy.

America's Next Dead Star by Justyna Kisielewicz

America’s Next Dead Star by Justyna Kisielewicz

Candy-pink, flamingo-pink, princess-blue and cloud-white colour pourings as sweet as sugar are melting on magnificently detailed drawn up canvas surfaces forming layers of a nice, intact world with beautiful people, animals, decor in grand style. This being in the middle of all this: in a glamorous, yet successfully witty picture world of Justyna Kisielewicz.

Fairies Magique by Laura Barnhard

Fairies Magique by Laura Barnhard

Laura Barnhard is a self-taught surrealism artist from Windsor, Ontario. Showing an early passion for all things creative, her artistic talents were recognized very early on, and encouraged by family, friends and teachers. This trend continued all the way through her adolescence, accompanied by numerous awards, which further inspired the young artist to pursue this path. In her high school art classes, however, a pivotal shift in thinking occurred. Rigid and monotonous lesson plans had hampered her creative spirit. “I lost the passion and excitement that had driven my artwork for so long. I felt no motivation to continue painting or drawing and finally quit creating art altogether.” This experience changed the young artist’s outlook, and eventually manifested into the pursuit of all things unconventional. “I did absolutely nothing artistic for well over a year, and when I felt ready to create again, I had this whole new style, vision, and inspiration. That experience awakened in me the deep-seated passion in my soul to blaze my own trail, and follow my own instincts and vision in everything I do.” Since that time Laura has been feverishly working towards her artistic pursuits. In 2008, in her U.S. debut showing, the art world took notice as Barnhard unanimously won ‘best in show’ at the acclaimed C-POP Gallery in Detroit, Michigan, out of over 100 artists from around the world. Since that time, Barnhard’s work has been shown throughout the US and Canada, receiving much attention from fans and collectors alike.

Viral Tropism by Aunia Kahn

Viral Tropism by Aunia Kahn

Aunia Kahn is figurative artist, photographer, creative entrepreneur and inspirational speaker. She’s has created a hybrid art form combining many disciplines which she invariably designs, builds, and executes characters, non-existent places, dreams, illusions, fears and fables into creations melding elements of classical and contemporary art. Her art is often compared to movie-like stills hiding away long stories within their visuals. Garnered several awards, having been featured in numerous publications, and represented and collected nationally and internationally, along with being a published author has provided her a platform to guest lectures at colleges and universities.

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