Emily Falencki at AGNS – Yarmouth

EMILY FALENCKI- March 31 Artist’s Talk at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia-Yarmouth

Artist Emily Falencki will give a talk about her thought-provoking work at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth on Friday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m.  This is a free public event.

Falencki’s work deals with global conflicts from the Second World War to the Syrian crisis. She hopes her paintings will make people slow down to more deeply consider the graphic images that fly by on the TV and the Internet. She wants to give a voice to the people we see so fleetingly. “There is a history of when you paint something, it becomes important”, she says.

A recent series builds on her Polish grandmother’s wartime letters to her mother, husband, and son. In 1940, her grandmother had escaped from Poland to the United States, leaving her mother in the Warsaw Ghetto, where she was killed in 1943. Falencki has magnified the writing and the envelopes with their stamps as a surface for her figures.  “It’s the story of being a refugee or an immigrant and the images tell the same story.” Falencki’s solo exhibit will continue at the Art Gallery until April 29.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch, Yarmouth, is located at 341 Main Street, Yarmouth.  For more information about the free Art Talk, contact the Gallery at 902 749-2248 or Virginia Stoddard, ArtReach coordinator at [email protected]