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“Drownproofing” An Exhibition by Leslie Sorochan

Biography
Leslie Sorochan is an artist living and working in Southwestern Ontario.

Leslie obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University’s Artist in the Community Program. She has also completed a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Leslie continues to pursue a career in art education and as an exhibited artist.

“My journey as an artist, as is likely for most, has led me steadily from the universal to the intensely personal. The growing reality of time passing has developed into a psychological interpretation of my role as a parent in the “water series.” These images depict the concurrent experiences of buoyancy and drowning, freedom and subservience, privilege and duty. This internal dialogue continues into my most recent series of drawings. All of my works are representational and primarily figurative. I prefer to work on a large scale with charcoal and loose metallic pigment on paper. 

Artist’s Statement 

Ebb and flow, beauty, and loss have been a constant through my artistic practice.  Initially, the work appears romantic.  The pieces are accessible through their familiarity, but there is an uncomfortable tension between the surfaces, sanded, slashed, laid over with metallic pigment and the image.  Colour is integrated with the scars of the process, moving these pieces in a subtly different direction, exploring further extensions in materiality and metaphor.  The process, tattooing its existence into the work, becomes just as integral to the drawing as the resulting image.  

Visit our virtual walking tour of “Drownproofing”

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Against the Current
Chalk pastel on paper
 40” x 52”
$2100.00

*All pieces are framed
**Shipping cost is the responsibility of the buyer, free pick up at gallery available
Line Dance
Chalk pastel, metallic pigment on paper
22” x 35”
$1800.00
*All pieces are framed
**Shipping cost is the responsibility of the buyer, free pick up at gallery available
Swing It
Chalk pastel and metallic pigment
22” x 45”
$1800.00
*All pieces are framed
*Shipping cost is the responsibility of the buyer, free pick up at gallery available
Standing Small
Chalk pastel on paper
33” x 42”
$1800.00
*All pieces are framed
*Shipping cost is the responsibility of the buyer, free pick up at gallery available
Drown-proofing II
Chalk pastel, metallic pigment on paper
55” x 42” 
$1800.00
*All pieces are framed
*Shipping cost is the responsibility of the buyer, free pick up at gallery available
Memory
Chalk pastel on paper
30” x 46”
$2000.00
*All pieces are framed
*Shipping cost is the responsibility of the buyer, free pick up at gallery available
Silent Rider
Chalk pastel on paper
33” x 41”
$1800.00
*All pieces are framed
*Shipping cost is the responsibility of the buyer, free pick up at gallery available
Upstream
Chalk pastel, metallic pigment 
39” x 54”
$2200.00
*All pieces are framed
*Shipping cost is the responsibility of the buyer, free pick up at gallery available

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