PORTRAITS
My Name is Rita Briansky
Fabula
Studio Days
Young Artists
les enfants terribles
Reverie
Fragments
Yiddish Folk Tales
The Dreamer
Gender Gesture
Blindman's Buff
A Kafka Parable
Forgotten Histories
Kafka Questions
Description of a Struggle







The Young Artists 2004-07

The series Young Artists, as well as a later iteration titled Studio Days, are paintings and drawings I worked on between 2002 and 2008 in order to delve into the anxiety surrounding subject matter in contemporary painting. For each painting or drawing I placed myself in the role of one of my own students whom I photographed at work during studio class—I played ‘medium’ picturing my hypothetical ‘self’ in one panel and my hypothetical art in the other. My naive search for naiveté had some very rewarding and sometimes humorous results—it seems the dilemma of subject matter is not restricted to youth but is, rather, inherent to the subject of youth itself. 

read text written by art critic René Viau FR / ENG

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Exhibitions of the Young Artists series

2008
000November 9 - December 14, Diptyques, Galerie d'art du Parc, Trois-Rivières, Qc.

2008
000May 3rd - June 7th, The Young Artists, ProjexMtl galerie, Montréal, QC.

2007
000The Offering, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, ON.

2007
000Young Artists, FOFA Gallery - The Vitrines, Montréal, Qc.0