Samara Contemporary presents In Ascend.
Opening reception on Saturday April 6, 2019. 4:00pm - 8:00pm
On from April 6 - April 25
Featuring the work of Michael Adamson and Nicole Katsuras.
In Ascend is a new exhibition of paintings by Toronto-based artists Michael Adamson and Nicole
Katsuras, curated by Rafi Ghanaghounian. Adamson and Katsuras explore the depths of abstraction
within their respective bodies of work, utilizing individual techniques and strategies, while being
self-referential to the medium itself. The dreamlike compositions of Katsuras’ paintings are inspired by the
worlds of cartography, geography and anthropology, with their colourful paint strata paralleling
environmental emergents like riverbeds, islands and doline formations. Adamson’s geometric play with
minimalist composition is inspired by the rigidity of textiles, patterns and formal structure.
Both artists are carefully self-aware of the subjectivity of abstract painting, using textural gestures to lift
paint from canvas, creating unique possibilities for individual narratives. Their works are of the variety
which can only be completed by the viewer, when witnessing the large-scale forms and all of their striking
intricacies in person.