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L.Zastre – 50 Plus

This is an advertisement for an art show by Lani Zastre. The title of the show, at the top of the poster in bold font reads: “50 PLUS.” Front and centre is a graphite drawing of an elderly heterosexual couple, in tones of grey. The two are depicted in bed, with blankets drawn up to their nude chests, clasping each other and laughing intimately, nose-to-nose. The man is bald, save some lower fringe; the woman’s hair is white. Show information is presented in shades of grey-blue text, reading: “A solo art show by Lani Zastre, inspired by the photography of Arianne Clement. Opening September 9, 2022, 6-9pm. 102-329 Cumberland Ave, Winnipeg, and aanm.ca/online-exhibitions.” Along the side of the image are logos for Canada Council for the Arts and Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba.
This is a self-portrait of artist Lani Zastre, done in ink and watercolour. Lani wears a drab green parka with a fur hood. The hood is pulled up over a red knit hat and the parka collar is done up tightly, hiding the lower third of her face, so that all we see of Lani are her steel grey eyes and a long braid of brown hair poking out from the hood.
Painting by Lani Zastre

BIO
L(ani) Zastre is Manitoba born. She grew up in Alberta but made her way back to Manitoba where she now lives with her partner and two children. L. Zastre is a self-educated artist, social justice and mental health advocate and survivor living with a disability on Treaty One Land. L is a true believer that there is an artist in everyone.

STATEMENT
Over the years I have used art as a way of tolerating distressing situations, feelings and thoughts. My practice has included creating art daily. Art has given me inspiration and helped me embrace a life that is full of stories outside the lines. I love drawing people in moments of vulnerability and strength. I love giving people the opportunity to see themselves in art. I love that my artistic practice is evolving to include connecting with my community in new and different ways.

This is a portrait of a man, drawn in graphite and ink. He is facing us and smiling. He wears dark-rimmed glasses and his beard and receding hairline are white. He wears a casual fall jacket. Lanyards with ID cards are hung around his neck.
Mitch
2022
11×14”
Ink, Pencil and Paper
NFS
This is a graphite and ink portrait of an older woman, dressed in a dark long-sleeved sporting shirt and dark pants. She is wearing sunglasses and a hat, and holding a paddle in one hand as she smiles at us.
Sandra
2022
14×17”
Ink, Pencil and Paper
NFS
This is a graphite and ink portrait of a nude woman. She is wearing horn-rimmed glasses. Her mouth is open mid-speech, her hands held up, fingers spread, as if to amplify her words.
Lara
2022
11×14”
Ink, Pencil and Paper
NFS

This is a graphite and ink portrait of an older woman, dressed in a dark long-sleeved sporting shirt and dark pants. She is wearing sunglasses and a hat, and holding a paddle in one hand as she smiles at us.

This is a drawing of a woman with light-coloured shoulder length hair. She is wearing a dark t-shirt and scowling quizzically.
Ruth
2022
11×14”
Ink, Pencil and Paper
NFS
This is a drawing of a woman. She is wearing a jean jacket and glasses. Her hair, in a long white braid, falls over her shoulder. She is smiling.
Diane
2020
11×14”
Ink, Pencil and Paper
NFS

 

This is a drawing of an elderly Einstein. He is wearing a sweater. His hair is white and bushy, as is his moustache. His hands are clasped in front of him. He looks up and to the side, lost in thought.
Einstein
2021
11×14”
Ink, Pencil and Paper
$150
This is a drawing of an elderly couple. The woman is wearing glasses. She smiles delightedly as the man kisses her on the cheek, his eyes closed. He sports some stubble and there are liver spots on his skin.
Smooch
2020
9×12”
Ink, Pencil and Paper
$150

This is a drawing of an elderly Einstein. He is wearing a sweater. His hair is white and bushy, as is his moustache. His hands are clasped in front of him. He looks up and to the side, lost in thought.

This is a portrait of an elderly man with a bushy white beard. He wears a floppy hat and graphic print shirt and stares forward with a dejected expression. He is a wheelchair user.
Jim Derksen
2022
11×14”
Ink, Pencil and Paper
Sold
This is a portrait of an elderly woman, who stares towards us intently. One hand is raised, brushing her white hair back from her face. She wears a patterned scarf.
Nawal El Saadawi
2020
11×14”
Ink, Pencil and Paper
$150

This is a portrait of an elderly woman, who stares towards us intently. One hand is raised, brushing her white hair back from her face. She wears a patterned scarf.

This is a drawing of an elderly man holding a baby. The man has white hair and is wearing a formal suit. He holds the baby in front of him and gazes down, watching the baby gum on his necktie.
Untitled 1
2022
11×14”
Ink, Pencil and Paper
NFS
This is a portrait of an older woman. She lies on her stomach, nude, her folded arms propping her up to gaze at us intently. She wears earrings, a pendant necklace, rings, and a watch.
Untitled 2
2022
11×14”
Ink, Pencil and Paper
$150
This is a graphite drawing of an elderly heterosexual couple, in tones of grey. The two are depicted in bed, with blankets drawn up to their nude chests, clasping each other and laughing intimately, nose-to-nose. The man is bald, save some lower fringe; the woman’s hair is white.
Untitled 3
2020
11×14”
Ink, Pencil and Paper
$150
This is a portrait of an elderly woman with a short white bob. She is laughing freely, her arms raised in mirth. She wears a string of pearls and a white slip-dress.
Untitled 4
2020
11×14”
$150
This is a drawing of an elderly woman. She gazes though the oval lenses of a pair of glasses. She wears a dark hat. Her face is wrinkled. She wears gems set in ornate nose jewellery, and feather earrings.
Untitled 5
2021
9×12”
Ink, Pencil and Paper
$150
This is a portrait of an elderly person. Their hair is short and messy, and they wear a housecoat. They face us with eyes and mouth scrunched shut, cheeks puffed, like they are holding their breath.
Untitled 6
2021
11×14”
Ink, Pencil and Paper
$150
This is a portrait of an elderly man. He smiles jovially and holds his head with one hand. He wears a cap. One ear if visible. He has a beard, and wears a white fabric slung across one shoulder.
Untitled 7
2021
9×12”
Ink, Pencil and Paper
$150

This is a portrait of an elderly woman with a short white bob. She is laughing freely, her arms raised in mirth. She wears a string of pearls and a white slip-dress.

This is a drawing of an elderly woman. She gazes though the oval lenses of a pair of glasses. She wears a dark hat. Her face is wrinkled. She wears gems set in ornate nose jewellery, and feather earrings.

This is a portrait of an elderly person. Their hair is short and messy, and they wear a housecoat. They face us with eyes and mouth scrunched shut, cheeks puffed, like they are holding their breath.

This is a drawing of an elderly woman, viewed from the side. She wears a dark headscarf and covers her mouth with one hand, laughing mirthfully.
Untitled 8
2020
11×14”
Ink, Pencil and Paper
$150
In this drawing we see an elderly woman’s face, as reflected in a mirror she is gazing into. Her eyes are apprehensive, a concerned /confused look on her face.
Untitled 9
2020
11×14”
Ink, Pencil and Paper
$150
This is a drawing of an elderly man. He is wearing a baggy sweater and holds his head in his hands, glancing down with an inward concentration.
Untitled 10
2020
11×14”
Ink, Pencil and Paper
$150

In this drawing we see an elderly woman’s face, as reflected in a mirror she is gazing into. Her eye are apprehensive, a concerned /confused look on her face.

 

 

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