Painting

Bakos, Deborah

About the artist
This year I am exhibiting work from 2 different but related series:) ____________________________________________________________________________________________ My vintage-photo based paintings are constructs that examine the history of gender inequality. I use symbolism, humour and a hint of sarcasm in my investigation of the role media plays in the development of current social norms for women and girls. The addition of textiles, traditional "women's work", is a nod to the frequently over-looked contributions by female artists. Concurrently, I am working on a series of gestural, geometric pieces that feature the moon and other cyclical bodies, all of which carry the weight of history in their symbolic references to the nature of women. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Deborah holds a Bachelor of Education in English/Media Studies/Fine Arts from Simon Fraser University and a Certificate of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University. Deborah's most recent project with her art collective "13 Feet Off the Ground" is a 100 ft mural in Penticton, BC. She is a founding member of the Parker Art Salon and a member of the fundraising team for the Eastside Culture Crawl and a dedicated supporter of charities that foster change for women, children and the Arts. Deborah's work is published, exhibited and collected both locally and internationally.

“I approach my work with humor and a hint of menace. I paint to keep the dialogue around equality at the forefront of our collective conscience.”

Map Code: D3
1000 Parker St
Vancouver , BC
Studio #202