“The Shape of Play” by Janice Beaudoin in the KAC Alcove Gallery

25 May 2024 10:00 am

“The Shape of Play” by Janice Beaudoin in the KAC Alcove Gallery

Expressive abstractions with a playful take on colour, form and materials.

Thursday, May 2 to Saturday, May 25, 2024

Mediums: Oil and mixed media

Exhibit Statement:

Janice is interested in creating paintings that refer to objects and spaces in the real world that are not always nameable – she wants her paintings to feel familiar and alien at the same time. Her process involves applying many layers of paint, using gestures and an internal sense of colour. Her compositions develop through a series of decisions that are both conscious and unconscious. With great sensitivity to the evolving colours and forms, a very personal abstract language emerges.

Artist Statement:

I am a process-based artist and it is the “not knowing” of the creative process that inspires me to paint. My canvases begin with improvised layers of colour and marks. I build my materials, playing with colour relationships, lines, form and negative space. It is during a process of simplification when key lines and blocks of colour begin to create form. In my observations of the natural and built world, abstract shapes often fuse themselves with figurative elements, showing themselves in unintentional and unexpected ways. Intriguing layers and textures in my work offer up a raw, tactile quality to the viewer. Truly, I allow my materials to direct my work and each and every canvas takes me on a journey – a joy ride really – where neither of us knows the final destination until we arrive. It’s this exciting and mysterious process that drives me to further explore and develop my visual language. Led by my curiosity and visually influenced by great contemporary artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, Ellsworth Kelly, Amy Sillman and Chuta Kimura, I work to synthesize those influences to create art that is fresh and uniquely my own.

Artist Bio:

Janice is a full-time artist living and working in Kamloops. With a career background in media and interior design, she took a deep dive into the world of art over a decade ago and never looked back. Janice’s years in applied arts taught her the importance of value and the visual power of line, form, colour and composition. These design fundamentals have naturally informed her work as an artist. In addition to formal art training from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, she has mentored and workshopped with a number of recognized artist-educators in Canada and the US. Janice is represented by two Canadian galleries and her work has been exhibited throughout North America. Her work is widely collected throughout Canada, the US, Europe, the UK and Asia.

Janice Beaudoin’s show will be exhibited in the Alcove Gallery from May 2 to 25, 2024

View their upcoming show in our online gallery here!