• By: Kat Walcott

Ottawa Multi-Media Artist Anthony Tremmaglia Isn’t “Hard to Find” at OAG

Photo credit: Ottawa Art Gallery

The Ottawa Art Gallery continues their commitment of displaying and promoting local art with the opening of their latest special exhibit Anthony Tremmaglia: Hard to Find.

Tremmaglia is an Ottawa-based educator, illustrator and all-round artist whose work has been recognized around the world. Known primarily for his illustration work, Tremmaglia’s commercial clients have included some of North America’s biggest publications and organizations including Reader’s Digest, The Globe and Mail, Village Voice and Amnesty International to name a few.

For this current exhibit, which consists of all new pieces, Tremmaglia embarks on a new creative journey unlike anything he’s ever done previously. To bring his vision to life, Tremmaglia worked with various materials to form multi-layered paintings that are beautiful, captivating and complex – capturing the conflicting human desires of wanting to assimilate while also wanting to break free and be unique.

The pieces in the “Hard to Find” series have a fluidity to them – they can be viewed and interpreted in so many ways. The bold shapes look very abstract at first glance, but with a harder look seem to take on the shape of a distorted human figure or rock formations; tying into the theme of human nature and being caught between adhering to the status quo or morphing yourself into what you truly desire.

Don’t just take our word for it though – join fellow art lovers, the press, community leaders and the incredible Anthony Tremmaglia himself at the exhibit’s vernissage this evening at 5 PM in the OAG’s Galerie Annexe. It will be the perfect time to get a good look at the pieces while in the presence of the artist himself, so he can answer all your questions and fill you in on the inspiration and story behind his most daring and interesting work yet.

The exhibit runs until Feb. 17th, 2019 and is free to view during regular Gallery hours. For more information about this exhibit, and the Ottawa Art Gallery in general, visit their website at www.oaggao.ca.

Find out more about Anthony Tremmaglia and his work at www.tremmaglia.ca.