Pearls of Wisdom Art Show Opens in Toronto



    TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ - Gina Godfrey's much anticipated Pearls of
Wisdom art show opens today at Toronto's System 4 Gallery. The show highlights
Gina's personal interest in mixed media and especially pieces of original
artwork or photographs that have been printed on a transparency or
experimented with until the desired result is achieved.
    "Everybody sees what they want in art work," adds System 4 Gallery owner
Chuck Kochman. "With Gina's work, it is so personal, yet it allows people to
look at a piece time and time again and still find pleasure in it. We call
that inclusive art, and that is why we are pleased to be hosting Gina's show.
Our gallery, like Gina's work, is all about inclusiveness."
    Gina has always been mesmerized by methods of reproduction, still life
and life drawing. Her portraiture began professionally at 18 years old with
charcoal portraits that she sold in her spare time before more formal training
at Central Technical School. There, her education continued in the art of life
drawing and still life with such esteemed professors as Robert Ross and Doris
McCarthy, who have continued to greatly influence Gina's work.
    "My art goes through so many processes," explains Gina. "In the case of
the art being showcased today, I played with it until I achieved what became
most pleasing to me. In earlier years I might have called this work a happy
accident, but I think the term Pearls of Wisdom has a more positive
connotation".
    After retiring as a citizen court judge, Gina studied printmaking at the
Ontario College of Art and Design. Her biggest inspirations there came from
the works of Warhol, Rauschenberg and Peter Max. In 2000, she received a
silver award for Handmade Printed Work in Japan.
    Pearls of Wisdom opens Monday, April 16th with a reception from 6:00 p.m.
- 10:00 p.m. at System 4 Gallery in Toronto, and runs until April 30th. For
more information, please log on to www.ginagodfreygallery.com or
www.system4.ca.

    About Gina Godfrey

    Gina Godfrey is a respected Toronto artist who works in mixed media
including painting, photography, printing and often using layers of various
media to obtain a wholly unique result. Her work is found all around the
world, including a permanent collection in Shanghai, The Jerusalem Foundation
in Israel, The Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, as well as on the walls of many
homes and offices in Canada and the U.S.





For further information:

For further information: Clint Ross, Donohue Mansfield, P: (416)
591-1606, E: clint@donohuemansfield.com

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