Wanda Koop and Bonnie Baxter Vernissage at Galerie Division

Last weekend I attended the vernissage of Wanda Koop and Bonnie Baxter at Galerie Division. It was my first time visiting the Arsenal, and I much enjoyed the large, industrial appearance of the space. Galerie Division is long, with high ceilings  and while spacious, there are several spaces to explore, and hallways to walk through.

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I had read about Wanda Koop in Canadian Art, and I’ve long appreciated her use of colour and unusual palette. It was delightful to see her works in person.

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Bonnie Baxter was new to me, and I was intrigued to know that she resides only a few towns over from me. Perhaps I shall have the pleasure of meeting her someday. Her works are large, painterly and dark, telling a story that I heard reflects her own life. I adored the mysterious narrative.

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