Sightings – Opening March 20 at the DAA Gallery

Works by artist Terry Drahos

Sightings features mixed media works by artist Terry Drahos, who divides her time between rural Nova Scotia and Atlanta. This series chronicles 13 years of travel between these two places – capturing split-second observations taken from car windows, walks, and moments at home. Drahos’ work is intuitive and spontaneous, inspired by momentary sightings of color, composition, and compelling content from the world around her. She applies an abstract approach along with formal design principles to photo-transfer and oil painting methods to create her works. Drahos writes:

“For the past 10 years my art practice has had an abstract nature, grounded in formal elements. While this work is a departure using photographs as the foundation to the paintings it maintains its grounding in the elements of art and principles of design.”

Drahos is an active member of the Nova Scotia arts community, serving on the Board of Directors of Visual Arts Nova Scotia, as a chairperson of the Alliance of Kings Artists, and as the founder and director of the Uncommon Common Art Project. Known primarily for her vibrant paintings in oil and encaustic, she occasionally works in other media such as sculpture and installation. Her work often examines social identity and perceptions. Drahos has exhibited nationally, and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including an Industry Growth Grant from Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture and Heritage. Her paintings are featured at Secord Gallery (Halifax, NS), Harvest Gallery (Wolfville, NS), and Koyman Gallery (Ottawa).

Visit terryhavlisdrahos.com to learn more.

Opening Reception
Friday, March 20 • 6-8 pm

On View
Through April 30
Tuesdays-Saturdays • 10 am-4 pm

Original artwork for sale during exhibition.