PanAmerican ArtProjects is pleased to present a show of art by Isabelle du Toit. The opening reception is Saturday, May 10 from 5-8 p.m. at 1615 Dragon Street, in the Design District of Dallas. Call 214-522-3303 for information or visit www.panamericanart.com. The gallery is open Tuesday- Saturday 10 a.m. 5:30 p.m. The exhibition will close June 14.
Isabelle du Toit was born in 1972 in France. She received her BFA in printmaking in 1993 from Nelson Mandela University in South Africa. In 2008, her work has been exhibited at the Klaudia Marr Gallery in Santa Fe, NM and Trudy Labell Fine Art in Naples, FL as well as the Los Angeles Art Show and Red Dot Art Fair.
My meticulous depictions of mostly solitary animals ask the viewer to consider the plight of nature in the face of man's encroachment. I use a minimalist approach as a re-action to the bombardment of useless and meaningless images and noise generated by the media.
I hope to bring some kind of order and calm to reflect on what is really important and meaningful in life. For me, realism and simplicity have a direct link to truth and honesty.
My aim is not to harass the viewer, nor do I want to state the obvious threat to the animals habitat destruction too blatantly. I prefer to make my point subtly and quietly in the hope that the lack of aggression that is normally linked to that subject will give pause for a deeper kind of reflection and solution to the problem.
The contrast of what could only be made man made cold structures/constructions and the soft warm organic shape of animals is a reflection on the increasingly isolated and selfish life that modern society has created.
I want to portray loneliness as a human condition as well as our disconnect with nature.
I sign my work Rouaud in memory of my grandmother.
About PanAmerican ArtProjects
Pan American Art Projects specializes in art of the Americas with the mission to build a bridge between North and South American cultures by presenting and exhibiting artists from both regions concurrently. We deal with emerging to established artists, as well as secondary market paintings, sculpture, and works on paper.
Originally Pan American Art Gallery, in 2006 we modified our name to reflect our expansion and evolution into a dynamic contemporary art venture. In December 2006 we opened a 4,500 square foot space in the Wynwood District of Miami, which features two exhibition rooms, a video box, sculpture garden, and an apartment with a studio for visiting artists. In September 2007, the Dallas gallery opened in a new location in the Dallas Design District at 1615 Dragon St.
The galleries are active members of the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas and the Wynwood Art Association.
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