Pedie Wolfond
Hearts & Flowers
June 9 – July 10, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 9 from 7-10pm

This exhibition, spanning both floors of the gallery, will showcase two new bodies of work by Pedie Wolfond: Hearts and Flowers.

In “Flowers” Pedie has turned her painter’s eye to the lens to capture awe-inspiring images of flowers. Like her paintings, these images radiate with colour and light. Through these photographs, the artist is finding in nature that which she strives to paint – the ethereal and transformative power of colour fields.

“Hearts” is a celebration of Pedie Wolfond’s new publication “Find Your Heart: Book Two”. Pedie Wolfond’s heart paintings grew out a wish to see more love in the world. Using the icon of the heart, these paintings pulse with energy. We are attracted to the hearts by their message but brought into the work through the spirit they emit. In her introduction to Pedie’s book, author Dianne Collins put it best: “ This book is more than an extraordinary collection of paintings. It is an experience of transformation and unity, of light and love.”

In 2004 Pedie published “Find Your Heart” a beautiful book of her heart paintings juxtaposed with inspirational quotes about love. Now, the accumulation of heart paintings and quotes from the last six years has come together in another book, focusing on the healing and transcendental powers of friendship, love and charitable giving. It is in the spirit of these quotes that Pedie has partnered with hospitals to create installations of her hearts, that the healing power of the work could bring inspiration to patients and staff.

All proceeds from the sale of books will be donated to the Shilly Rosen Memorial Fund, to support research for Polycythemia. “I dedicate this book to my sister, Shilly Rosen, who gave me unconditional love and wonderful happy days. Her bravery in the face of adversity was extraordinary. She will always be in my heart.” -Pedie Wolfond

Please join us on June 9, 2011 for the opening reception of these two exhibitions as well as the Canadian book launch for “Find Your Heart: Book Two”. The artist will be in attendance for book signings.