December 5, 2016 — January 15, 2017
Symphony of Colour, Texture, Diversity
Eleonore’s texture-based work derives from her fascination with layers of time and human experience. She perceives successive tiers of experience built upon the hurts and hopes, the aspirations and challenges of previous generations, those whose constant celebrations of smiles of victory and tears of defeat attest to the resilience of the human spirit. As every new stratum of experience is added, as fascinating totality emerges from the depths.
Esau’s work expresses her conviction that there is inherent beauty and worth in all creation, from the loftiest mountain peak to the lowliest scrub bucket. She finds meaning in adversity as well as in human endeavour, discovering that there is redemmption in loss. Her artistic effort is to interpret and present that meaning; her wish is that she might convey to the viewer, in some small measure, the beauty of the Creator and the created, a beauty that pervades the world despite any fragility of circumstance.
Canadia artist Eleonore Esau is an elected member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, the Manitoba Society of Artists, and the Assiniboia Group of Artists and exhibits freequently in juried shows with these groups. In 2007 she was awarded the People’s Choice Award at Manitoba Art Expo. As well, she has been featured in a number of solo exhibitions in major cities in western Canada. In Grand Cayman Island she has exhibited in annual shows at Art@Governor’s at the governor’s mansion.
Her work was chosen to be included in the Travelling Shows of the Federation of Canadian Artists of Vancouver, the FCA of Calgary, and the “Common Ground” Travelling Show sponsored by the Manitoba Society of Artists, in conjunction with the Alberta Society of Artists. In May of 2014 she was invited by Artifact Gallery in New York city for a three-week solo exhibition of her work, and in 2015 she exibited her work in Art Vancouver. Esau is represented in Cayman by Pure Art Gallery and Kennedy Gallery. Her work is collected internationally by private patrons and corporate collectors.