Bruno Strautiņš, Inna Šablovska, Ilze Raudiņa, Alberts Pauliņš, Leonīds Mauriņš, Vija Maldupe, Anna Laicāne, Laimdota Junkara, Vija Zariņa, Aija Zariņa, Maija Nora Tabaka, Biruta Delle, Ilze Avotiņa, Kaspars Zariņš
Days of Birds in Alksnāja Street
11.05.2016 - 31.05.2016
Birds have always been a source of inspiration to painters and creative minds such as poets, composers and writers alike. However, the visual splendor, flight dynamics and the symbolic meaning attached to birds, for example, as the mediators between heaven and earth, is perhaps best reflected in painting.
These paintings exhibit different conceptual and compositional approaches to birds, for example in the painting “Emperor’s Army” by Maija Tabaka the image of a peacock indicates the location, in this case China. The painting “Daugaviņa” by Aija Zariņa with its ambiguous bird figures reveal the geographical nature – the river and it’s proximity to the sea. “The Window of the Studio” by Alberts F. Pauliņš with it’s tiny chick knocking it’s beak against the pane is a sweet reminder of the tranquil flow of everyday life, interrupted only by a silent noise, however, loud enough to remind a a lonely inhabitant of the house of a different life outside, while in the painting “Evening” by Rudīte Dreimane birds are a romantically philosophical depiction of people: solitude, dialog, closeness and difference, and an attempt to bring the two closer.
During the exhibition, authors of the works displayed will paint images of birds, which will then be displayed alongside the existing works. It is not expected of the painters to create ornithologically accurate depictions – instead, they should illustrate both the artist’s mental attitude by using images of birds and also explain the philosophical meaning behind the use of these images.
Exhibited are works from both the collection of Daugava Gallery and paintings created particularly for this exhibition.
Aija Zariņa. The Lightness of Being. 2010. Oil on canvas, 150x50
Ilze Avotina. The Guardian Angel of the Songbird. 2012. Acrylic on canvas. 80x90 cm
An Oak with a Birdcage. 2013. Oil on canvas. 120x100
Rudīte Dreimane. Hawk. 2016. Oil on canvas, 70x70
Laimdota Junkara. The Sovereign. 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 80x60
Anna Laicāne. Ducks. 2016. Oil on canvas, 69x89
Vija Maldupe. A White Dress and Birds. 1992. Oil on canvas, 100x50
Leonīds Mauriņš. The Girl With Birds. 1987. Tempera on cardboard, 110x168
Nocturnal Bird. 1976. Bronze, 20x25x39 cm
Alberts Francisks Pauliņš. The Window of the Studio. 2013. Oil on cardboard, 100x80
Vija Maldupe. River Gauja and and Owl. 1999. Oil on canvas, 100x120
Inna Šablovska. Hummingbird and the Magnolia. 2016. Watercolour on paper, 30x40
Inna Šablovska. Situation Under Control. 2016. Watercolour on paper, 30x40
In Wings. 2005. Bronze, 17.5x12.5x11
Maija Tabaka. The Emperor's Army. 2007. Oil on canvas, 140x100
Early Morning in Venice. 2014. Oil on canvas, 130x130
Nida 2010. Oil on canvas, 90x45
A Miracle. 2001. Oil on canvas, 70x120
Two People and an Unknown Bird. 2004. Oil on canvas, 88x96
Daugaviņa. 2008. Oil on canvas, 100x130