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Carol Wainio, Tapestry

Carol Wainio, Tapestry (2009), acrylic on canvas [Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, Jan 19-Mar 17] Private collection, Calgary

Carol Wainio: The Book

Kelowna Art Gallery
Kelowna BC – Jan 19-Mar 17, 2013

The Book is a travelling exhibition organized by the Carleton University Art Gallery. It was shown at Carlton in 2010 and the Varley Art Gallery, Markham, in 2011. The exhibit will continue to the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina and the McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario in 2013. The paintings represent a ten-year survey of Wainio’s work with themes taken from fairy tales.

The large and impressive acrylic paintings present characters familiar from decades of reproduction, with an emphasis on Puss in Boots and Jack and the Beanstalk. Based on research into the history and evolution of fairytales, as well as inspiration from medieval manuscripts, the images explore both the history and styles of narrative illustration. The most recent paintings focus on early methods for the printed distribution of folktales, when original illustrations began to be reproduced as woodcuts or engravings.

Carol Wainio is based in Ottawa, Ontario, where she has taught painting at the University of Ottawa since 2003. She has an MFA from Concordia University, Montreal. Her work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal, Glenbow Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada Council Art Bank and the Banff Centre Permanent Collection, among many others.

Mia Johnson

Carol Wainio, Jack and the Cornstalk

Carol Wainio, Jack and the Cornstalk (2008), acrylic on canvas [Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, Jan 19-Mar 17] Collection of the artist / Courtesy of Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto


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