Public art is not an art “form.” Its size can be huge or small. It can tower fifty feet high or call attention to the paving beneath your feet. Its shape can be abstract or realistic (or both), and it may be cast, carved, built, assembled, or painted. It can be site-specific or stand in contrast to its surroundings. What distinguishes public art is the unique association of how it is made, where it is, and what it means. Public art can express community values, enhance our environment, transform a landscape, heighten our awareness, or question our assumptions. Placed in public sites, this art is there for everyone, a form of collective community expression. Public art is a reflection of how we see the world – the artist’s response to our time and place combined with our own sense of who we are. (https://www.associationforpublicart.org/)
At Deutschmann Law, we are very proud to support Public Art and local artists by commissioning works and by providing large outdoor spaces for their display.
We are currently showing works by local artist Trish Abe . Ms. Abe is a 26-year-old painter, illustrator and muralist based out of Kitchener. Her art is heavily influenced by female portraiture embracing the human form through minimalism.
(Her work) celebrates strong character, diversity, and feminine energy. She aims to break down complex, multi-dimensional beings into their most basic elements.
Ms. Abe has created artwork for a number of clients including Shopify, Square One Shopping Centre, Inkbox Toronto, and several pieces for the Cities of Kitchener and Waterloo. If you have the opportunity please come to the office at 2263 Kingsway Drive, Kitchener and take a few minutes to admire her work on the front of our building.
We are especially excited to announce that we will be featuring a new artist soon. Alanah Astehtsi Otsistohkwa Jewell is a member of the Bear Clan, Oneida Nation. Her installation will be entitled "Street Series". Here is a sample of what's coming later this year.