Cassie Suche is a contemporary abstract artist working in Calgary, AB, Canada. Her work is distinguishable for its delicate balance of structure and spontaneity, expressed though a visual language of linear and modular forms. Suche takes a highly experimental approach to generating work, focusing heavily on material research and process. Her practice is driven by formal and informal investigations of pattern, logic, and processes observed in nature.
Rhys Douglas Farrell a.k.a. ITSXYZ is an emerging artist living and working in Calgary, Alberta. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction (major in Painting & Drawing) from the Alberta University of the Arts in the spring of 2016. He was signed with the Herringer Kiss Gallery in 2015 and his first solo show was named by Canadian Art Magazine as a “Must See”. Farrell has completed a number of public art projects with the Telus Spark Science Center, Beltline Urban Mural Project, the City of Calgary and a number of private commissions. His work has been aggressively collected by private and corporate collections alike and he recently completed three international residencies with Pinea & Linea De Costa A.I.R program in Spain, Graniti Murales in Sicily and the TARP Program in Kuala Lumpur with Taksu Gallery. Farrell is the recipient of the 2019 Alumni Horizon Award from AUArts.
Mural Statement: “The Combinatory Connection of Convergence”
“The Combinatory Connection of Convergence” is a series of large scale paintings created by Cassie Suche and Rhys Farrell. The artists activate the surfaces with a variety of colours, shapes and patterns to create a bright and inviting space.
Both artists approach the walls with distinct artistic methodologies. Farrell’s artistic style uses intersecting and overlapping geometric opaque shapes while Suche’s works emphasize organic movement and mark making. The paintings together create a series of visual relationships with both striking similarities and sharp contrasts.