David Kaye Gallery » Vera Dernovsek

Afternoon of a Faun
June 4 - 28, 2015

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VERA DERNOVSEK paints in oils on canvas and in watercolors on paper. Sizes vary from few square inches to several square feet. The paintings sing with colour. They have explosive energy, yet contain subtle lyricism. Often they are representational- still-lives, portraits, nature paintings- sometimes they soar to abstraction. she says: “Although I have lived on the North American continent for nearly forty years, I have a European sensibility. And the truth is, my work is deeply embedded in my family tradition. My Austrian maternal grandfather, Albert Paris von Gutersloh, who was an influential figure for the Fantastic School of Vienna, and my mother, Alexandra Budlovsky, more modestly, but with great personal style, depth and flair, gave the groundwork to my own artistry. I am deeply indebted to them.”

Originally from the Czech Republic she now lives on a farm in rural Ontario, in a region that is renowned for natural beauty. Before settling in Canada, DERNOVSEK lived in Houston, Texas where she completed her doctoral studies at Rice University. She has returned to art from the academia without regret.

GALLERY

Vera Dernovsek, Plate of Cherries, 2014, oil on board, 20 X 20 in.Vera Dernovsek, The Silence of Eloquence, 2015, oil on canvas, 48 X 36 in.Vera Dernovsek, Tree of Life #2 / Touch Wood, 2014, oil on board, 30 X 24 in.Vera Dernovsek, Karlovarsky Motif, 2013, watercolour on paper, image 21 3/4 X 19 1/2 in., framed 30 3/8 X 27 3/4 in., SOLD.Vera Dernovsek, Karlovarské Vřídlo, 2013, watercolour on paper, image 19 X 27 1/8 in., framed 27 3/4 X 35 3/4 in.Vera Dernovsek, Manon, 2015, oil on canvas, 30 X 36 in.Vera Dernovsek, Nessun Dorma, 2013, watercolour on paper, image 21 3/4 X 19 1/2 in., framed 30 3/8 X 27 3/4 in.Vera Dernovsek, Aroma of Roses, 2013, watercolour on paper, image 22 3/4 X 20 1/4 in., framed 30 3/8 X 27 3/4 in.Vera Dernovsek, Still-Life with Tea Set, 2015, oil on board, 24 X 30 in.Vera Dernovsek, The Buddha Sat Under the Bodhi Tree, 2014, oil on board, 60 X 48 in.Vera Dernovsek, Tree of Life / Afternoon of a Faun, 2014, oil on board, 48 X 60 in.Vera Dernovsek, Crystal Ball, 2014, oil on board, 20 X 20 in.Vera Dernovsek, July’s Flowers, 2014, oil on board, 20 X 20 in.Vera Dernovsek, Still-Life with Brass Elephant, 2014, oil on board, 20 X 20 in.Vera Dernovsek, Tree of Life #3, 2014, oil on canvas, 76 X 76 in.Vera Dernovsek, Life Entertainment, 2012, oil on canvas, 48 X 60 in.

INSTALLATION VIEWS

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Yellow Rose, 2013, watercolour, paper 12 X 16 in., image 10 X 14 in.

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Milkweed in Autumn, 2013, watercolour, paper 12 X 16 in., image 10 X 14 in.

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Hollyhocks, 2013, watercolour, paper 12 X 16 in., image 10 X 14 in.

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Tiger Lilies, 2013, watercolour, paper 16 X 12 in., image 14 X 10 in.

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Bean Stalk, 2013, watercolour, paper 16 X 12 in., image 14 X 10 in.

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Milkweed, 2013, watercolour, paper 16 X 12 in., image 14 X 10 in.