Artlink Canada is proud to present our major selling exhibition, "Takane no Hana” at Twist Gallery in Toronto, Canada from February 4th - 25th, 2016. "Takane no Hana" is a debut solo exhibition featuring self-taught Vancouver-based artist, Lauren Brevner. This exhibition showcases visually striking female portraits that reflects the artist’s mixed-heritage, as well as her take on the cultural and contemporary motifs of the 21st century. Lauren is most notably influenced by her Japanese roots, which can be seen in her female subjects, their clothing, her choice of origami patterns and the overall compositions.
"Takane no Hana" is a Japanese idiom that roughly translates to "flower on a high peak." It is meant to convey a pure and melancholic longing when admiring beauty from afar. Lauren's portraits embody a desired, pursued, yet indefinable muse. These works hope to invoke an emotional connection between the subjects and the viewer.
*Open to the public February 5th, 2016
*Gallery hours 11:00 - 6:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday