BARBARA DAMETTO ~ VISUAL ARTS
PAST ART EXHIBITS
"Full Spectrum Art Exhibit"
At the E-BAR in Guelph Ontario.
A group show featuring local artists based on the theme of colour.
Four of my pieces are on display for show & sale.
"Daughter of the Sun" received one of the top five picks of the people's choice award.
“Kissing the Ground”
Art Exhibit by Barbara (Eva) Dametto
Acrylic and Mixed Media
January 6th, 2017
Silence Studio: 46 Essex Street, Guelph, Ontario.
I chose the title, "Kissing the Ground" for this art exhibit because it reflects my gratitude of nature- the primary source of my inspiration. The ground is both life-giving and devouring. It is where I plant my seeds and establish my roots. It is what supports my feet as I walk my path. It is the place where I go to when I fall down. It is what is pulled out from under me when life unravels. It is what cradles me when I am in awe and when I am broken. On many occasion, I have pressed my face into the forest floor, smelled, tasted, surrendered and learned to see that which cannot be seen. Hear that which can not be heard.
After having just lived in the forest for the past 8 years, I consider nature (and the ground) to be my best friend and teacher. I am forever thankful for all the signs, symbols, solace and small objects of beauty that now abide in my work.
"There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again." Rumi.
Great feedback from our recent Kissing the Ground exhibit at Silence, Guelph!
Article and photos from a recent art show January 2017
Listen to Visions Fugitives: Friday, February 3rd, 2pm (8 minutes into the show) for an interview with Barbara regarding her approach to painting and art.
Watch a special video of an impromptu dance performance on opening night:
“Landscapes of the Spirit”
Art Exhibit by Eva Dametto, Leilah Ward and Clasina Weese.
Friday, September 4th, 7:30 pm
Art Gallery of Bancroft 10 Flint Street.
This exhibit depicts the inner expression of landscapes from the eyes and inspiration of the artist. Each painter worked independently and in collaboration with each other to create a body of work that reflects nature and personal interpretation of this theme. Evocative, lush, mysterious and alive- these works are dynamic representations of the inner world expressed on canvas using acrylic paint, oil paint and mixed media.
“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” Henry Ward Beecher
Group show with Clasina Weese and Leilah Ward. Please watch my section of the interview starting at 1.30 seconds where I talk about my artistic process.