Distortions
The James Black Gallery, Vancouver CA
December 9th-14th 2021
Distortions is a painting exhibition that concludes Darius Kian and Natalie Robinson's month-long pod residency with The James Black Gallery. In their new works, they explore a process of sourcing images, heavily manipulating them with digital tools, and then reforming them as oil paintings. Each of their series reflect this transformation from recognizable forms to augmentations that depict a personal reality. Darius and Natalie present these paintings of their altered realities in an effort to better understand them, and connect with others who feel the same dissatisfaction with their own perspectives.
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The Show
Michael O'Brian Exhibition Commons, Vancouver CA
May 2021
Installation view from the Emily Carr University 2021 Graduation Exhibition. Photos by Michael Love.
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New Space, Old Place: Meditations on the Everyday
Faculty Gallery, Emily Carr University, Vancouver CA
February 2021
This group show features work by painters Sophia Boutsakis, Izzy Data, Talia Malkowich and Natalie Robinson. New Space, Old Place: Meditations on the Everyday challenges the overfamiliar by abstracting space, and in doing so, reveals the unseen that is explored through the medium of paint.
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Liminal Home
Deer Lake Art Gallery, Burnaby CA
October 2020
Liminal Home draws inspiration from the domestic space of home.  In a time of regular self-isolation, the safe space of home has become more important than ever.  In this exhibition, familiar space is taken, twisted and made strange through the manipulation of imagery to produce new, unfamiliar environments to situate oneself in.  Photos of household rooms are altered and transformed into a new reality.  Liminal Home lies on the threshold of the intangible - surreal-like spaces emerge from the very real and the very quotidian, and are made into the unrecognizable.
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