Opening Friday, May 3rd
Paintings by Lisa Bissett
Lisa Bissett's paintings are meditations on the beauty and complexity of ordinary objects, spaces, and experiences. The show’s title comes from the idea of taking the time to really look at things, to take a step back, to take a breath, and appreciate what is.
The series “Change” looks at the intersection of private bodies with public spaces. The series “When Dove met Rooster” uses still life objects to reflect on a range of experiences in relationships. Other paintings are dedicated to the pleasure that flowers bring, along with patterns in fabrics, wallpaper, and other everyday objects. Lisa enjoys immersing herself in patterns and repetitions, thinking about how things are created and used.
In addition to achieving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Manitoba, Lisa completed the Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA) Foundation Mentorship Program in 2008 and participated in MAWA's Mini-Mentorship in Painting in 2010. In 2009 and 2012, she was the grateful recipient of Manitoba Arts Council creation grants.
Lisa's paintings, prints, tiles and drawings have been shown at MAWA, Warehouse Artworks, Tara Davis Studio, Altona’s Gallery in the Park, and the Outworks Gallery. Her work is held in various private collections in Manitoba, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. She lives in Winnipeg.