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Making a Riddle out of a Solution, a solo exhibition by Margaret Switala

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Making a Riddle out of a Solution, a solo exhibition by Margaret Switala

July 2, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Poster description: Poster background is green. At the top of the poster is AANM’s logo and the words coloured blue “Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba. Below in large back font is “Making a Riddle out of a Solution”. Below in smaller black font is “A solo exhibition by Margaret Switala. In the middle of the poster is an image of Sweet Dreams are made of these painting by Margaret Switala. The painting is surreal paining of a person in a bathtub. The image is viewed from the point of view of the person in the tub with their feet sticking out of the water. The toenails are painted red and the water that they float in is dark and full of lily pads with a few water flowers and an orange fish. The wall of the bathroom consists of light-yellow square tiles. Above the water taps, some of the tiles are missing and through the hole a tropical scene can be viewed. At the bottom of the hole is a sandy beach with a light blue sea with white caps. The sky is a light blue with fluffy clouds. There 2 palm trees visible, one coming from the left side of the hole, and one from the right side. There are three pink ovals along the side of the poster which gives information about the event: “Where: 329 Cumberland Ave. East Parking Lot”, “Free Event! Free Snacks and Drinks!” , “When: July 2, 2021 8pm-11pm” Below the image is a pink box with the following text in black “The exhibition will also be available online at heep:// after July 2, 2021. This event will only occur is health orders permit, see the Facebook event page for updates and more information:”

AANM is proud to present Making a Riddle out of a Solution, a solo exhibition by Margaret Switala.

Health orders permitting, and opening reception for this event will occur on July 2, 2021.

When: 8pm-11pm, Friday July 2, 2021

Where: 329 Cumberland Avenue, East parking lot

What: The exhibition will be projected onto the side of the building in large format. The exhibition will also be available online after July 2, 2021 at

Artist Statement :

I find that working in the style of surrealism is the most creative potential of the unconscious mind and has unlimited possibilities of the imagination. For many years, I have been an admirer of such great artists as Magritte, Dali and Chagall but it is with Frida Kahlo that I most identify with personally.

Working in oil, I choose a juxtaposition of landscapes and objects to create surreal compositions. Most of my work deals with spiritual, symbolical and metaphysical topics. They become a meeting place and threshold between the worlds of imagination and reality, the individual and the collective. It is a paradox within. These unusual combinations can create moments of visual poetry.

I argue that my surrealistic images are even more representational of life because they contain feelings and emotions that resonate with the viewers. Sometimes life does not have to be viewed according to reality, instead, why not explore the depths of the mind and soul and reach for something deeper than the reality that plague us and traps us daily? Thus I create my own world and reasons and shut out the logical common ones.

As art is a universal language, it is also a window to your soul.

Artist Bio:

Headshot of Margaret Switala. Margaret us a white woman with red hair. She is smiling in the photo and is wearing a light pink top with flowers. Behind her I s white wall with artwork.Margaret was born in Regina, Canada and lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

She has attended Red River College for Advertising Arts and also has taken advanced  oil painting lessons at the Winnipeg Art Gallery under renowned Canadian artist Wanda Koop.

After working as a graphic designer and illustrator for over 15 years, she returned to her first love – painting and began to take part in art exhibitions.

Margaret is also an Associate member of The Society of Canadian Artists and CARFAC – Canadian Artists Representation. She participates in group and local shows.

Since 2004 she has participated in international art plein-air residencies, European and American shows both group and solo. She has also received grants from the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council to help further her artistic career.

She has received past awards and honorariums. Her work can be found in private and public collections in Canada, USA, Europe and Latin America.



July 2, 2021
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba
204 336 2366
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Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba East Parking Lot
329 Cumberland Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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