Opening Reception: December 7, 7-10pm
December 8 to December 18, 2018:
Tuesday to Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday, 12-5pm
“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.” ~ Joseph Campbell
The works within this exhibition are about journey and challenges that lead to transformation. Inspired by cinematic instrumental music and the “follow your bliss” philosophic writings of literature professor Joseph Campbell, I take myself on an artistic journey through memories of people, places and events, past, present and future, that have influenced my artistic and personal life journey. While I use a variety of materials and dimensions in some of pieces, my focus on creating abstract paintings is the aesthetic branch that unites the works.
Campbell’s “Hero Journey” narrates my story as I travel, as if in a forest, through his journey stages that lead to ultimate gifts, rewards, completed abstract creations. This show asks the question, if hardships lead to resilience and strength would you cross that threshold into the unfamiliar and new? Could our best selves be up to a single decision to seize a fleeting growth opportunity? Until my next artistic adventure, may these pieces inspire you to find and create your bliss; your inner opulence.
Jola Liebzeit is a Vancouver born, Winnipeg raised artist who works primarily in painting, mixed media and sculpture. Jola graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2001 and a Bachelor of Arts, Advanced Psychology degree in 1997, both from the University of Manitoba. She is a member of Cre8ery where she has been a resident studio artist since 2015. She has displayed her work at Cre8ery, Gas Station Arts Centre, Envision Wolseley’s Arts Festival, the Fringe Festival and Portage and Districts Arts Centre. She also works with clients by facilitating group art workshops, displaying work in businesses and creating commission pieces. Her work is in many private collections as she continues her dedicated studio practice.
Jola Liebzeit currently works with acrylic paint, mixed media and sculpture, painting on various 2 and 3 dimensional surfaces. Her current collection of work focuses on narrative mark-making with abstract lines, forms and symbolic elements. These paintings explore the integration of nature and imagination. Her works are filled with rich and vibrant colors, varied depths and expressive lines. Her work integrates form, connection and everything in between. Inspired by moments in daily life and those worlds of possibility yet unexplored.