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Purse | by Shanti Hietkamp

Updated: Feb 1, 2021

The first solo show to be installed at N/A Gallery is "Purse" by Shanti Hietkamp.

Drawing inspiration through the use of Sandro Botticelli’s depiction of Venus, these acrylic paintings on cut wood panels examine human relationships through a feminist perspective. Using pattern, mirrored reflection, and repetition to establish narrative between the two figures, the work provides a sense of intimacy. Large scale roses mirroring each other creates a fantastical installation, with bold colours and strong use of line. The title Purse, is both based in verb and noun, adapted from Renaissance slang. Purse formed through Hietkamp’s desire to experiment with shaped supports and love of woodworking, aiming to merge a graphic style with historical imagery.

Visit the show in the window of N/A Gallery FEBRUARY 1ST TO FEBRUARY 28TH 2021

About Shanti Hietkamp

Shanti Hietkamp’s work evokes a rich narrative that discusses themes of intimacy and sexuality. A strong interest and fascination with kitsch and collectible objects are recurring themes that appear using found items as subject. Shanti has recently completed the Fine Arts Diploma program at Fanshawe College, graduating with the Mackie Cryderman Award for Excellence in the Arts, as well as the McNeill Family award for Emerging Artist. She is currently completing a Bachelors of Arts majoring in Studio Arts at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

Follow Shanti's work on:

Instagram: @hietscore


  • Rose #1 - Acrylic on Wood Panel, 2021 - $320

  • Venus - Acrylic on Wood Panel, 2021 - $2500

  • Rose #2 - Acrylic on Wood Panel, 2021 - $320

During the COVID-19 pandemic, N/A Gallery will not be physically open. All shows are to be viewed from outside and online.


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