Secord Gallery
Upstairs at 6301 Quinpool Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 1A4
(902) 423-6644

Monday to Thursday 9:30 - 5:30
Friday 9:30 - 7:00
Saturday 10:00 - 5:00
Summer and holiday hours will vary

Abstraction in painting has been a dominant focus for modern and contemporary artists, and in this exhibition we are presenting the works of two artists whose work reflects this emphasis. While the work is mutually complementary, the artists have used abstraction in quite different ways. Randy Engelberg's work combines inventively constructed forms and deliberately selected colour that draws influence both from op and pop art. Carol Mahtab's work, though considered abstract, often suggests landscape features that provide reference for form, which in turn is interpreted in a contemplative and gracefully simplified manner.We are honoured to have the opportunity to present the work of Mahtab, who passed away in 2012. We hope you can join us for the opening reception. Randy Engelberg studied fine art and filmmaking in Montreal and New York before attending the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in 1986. Colourful geometric abstraction dominates the artist’s work, and her paintings are always optically fascinating and playful. Since 1990, Randy has had her work represented in various galleries across Canada. Randy lives and works in Halifax. Carol Mahtab studied art at the Montreal Museum School of Fine Arts and the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London, England. Born in Montreal, she had a lifelong art practise in Canada and the United States, and spent the last two decades of her life living and working in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia. As an abstract painter, Carol’s work most often used landscape as references, and the work that she produced at Sandy Cove in particular suggested features of landscape shrouded in gentle fog. Restful and reflective, her works always showed a mastery of exquisite and subtle paint effects.