Opening Reception: Friday January 5th, 7 -10 pm

There is no other subject matter that commands extra notice from artists than the human determine. The human form has been a predominant topic in visual artwork from all over 30,000 years back and has encouraged artists for generations. It can be exceptionally intimate or broadly common and it is central to how we have an understanding of factors of id these as gender, sexuality, and race. Figurative art is even now massively popular inside of the modern artwork sphere, with various figurative exhibitions still displaying all over the world now. 1 of the principal explanations at the rear of this recent resurgence of the exhibitions of figurative art is that right after nearly two a long time of isolation, men and women want to see people.

Susan Diebel is a seasoned Edmonton-centered visual artist, educator, and art activist. Diebel has been renowned for her skillful capability to render human physique in a realistic way and has an uncanny capability to portray the likeness of her sitters in her ethereal and atmospheric watercolours. 

The exhibition Figuring It Out characteristics a mini study of the artist’s before and most modern figurative will work in a suite of exquisitely executed watercolours. Every single work in the exhibition has been accomplished in a one sitting with the stay design. Around the several years, Susan Diebel has explored several media and currently works largely in watercolour and graphite.  Her latest artwork style is distinctive, balancing representational figurative drawing with a moody and muted colour palette, making impressive nevertheless poignant aesthetic inside of each individual piece. She is most effective regarded for her figurative drawings and watercolours, concentrating on the exquisite power and alluring complexity of human sort through saturated color, flattened room, and texture. Her complex drawing and painting techniques, her eye for capturing an expression that portrays an personal story, and her substance experimentation are mixed with a dynamic harmony in between emotion and style and design. Susan is fascinated with times of human connection and that fascination manifests itself in her get the job done through cleverly posed subjects, use of colour and illusionary texture amid abstracted room. The figures in her watercolours are constantly in contemplative poses. They conceal and reveal the setting, dissecting it through standpoint, gesture, and sort.

The artist regards drawing and painting figuratively from lifestyle types as a highly demanding challenge and still the most beloved and rewarding collaborative experience.  As Susan suggests, “To me, the product is undeniably a piece of the innovative puzzle. It is their ‘presence’ that informs the result.”

You are invited to immerse yourself in the splendor, complexity, and profound nature of the human type, discovering the depths of human emotions and the enduring ability of figurative artwork.