Renowned Canadian Artist Vivian Reiss has 2 exhibitions beginning Oct 4, 2008



    TORONTO, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - "El Garden des Huamindad" at the Gardiner Museum
(111 Queens Park) displays life-sized portraits of Migrant Mexican Agriculture
Workers on Southern Ontario Farms. These are intimate portrayals of the often
anonymous individuals who nurture our food. These heartfelt paintings lead us
to question our connection to land, food & North America's social, cultural &
economic structures. Exhibition continues in Mexico.
    Along side the portraits hang giant exhilarating paintings of Reiss' own
vibrant downtown garden, a veritable urban farm in Toronto's Annex sporting
14 foot high corn stalks, 60 edible varieties and giant 4 foot diameter tarot
leaves growing on the public boulevard that astonish, engulf and nurture
hundreds of passers-by. The constant admirers travel, often by car, just to
experience it. To tour garden, call below.
    At the architecturally fascinating Reiss Gallery, (500 College St)
"Counting Sheep", examines day/ night/ dreams through painting of sheep and
still lives.

    Reiss is one of Canada's foremost artists, beloved and exhibited world
wide. Her joyful lively canvases are sophisticated compositions with deep
formal artistic concerns. Her garden & gallery are extensions of her artworks:
vibrant aesthetic experiences.





For further information:

For further information: Ariel Garten, (416) 836-4575,
vreiss@vreiss.com, www.vreiss.com

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