The Red Head Gallery
The experience of being constrained or limited by perceived or actual restrictions, self-imposed or externally dictated, and the efforts to be free of them is a familiar one. Donovan aims to tap into this experience of circumscription and encapsulate a sense of the never-ending search for freedom in the face of limitations. Her obscured figures allude to a range of constraints inside their metaphorical confines and struggle to deal with and/or escape them.
National Gallery of Canada
This work deals with the attempt to remove autobiographical and ritualistic activities from their normal context and place them within an art context in order to reconsider their meaning. This transformation is effected by the decision itself to subject these activities to an aesthetic attitude and isolate them as images. But more important is the transposition of real gestural activity in three-dimensional space onto a two-dimensional surface, where it takes on a unique existence related to the brushwork of painting.
Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, Kildare Room
Themes of service and community inform my work as a painter. In Mélange, a group exhibition, I document service dogs and puppies displaying exuberant camaraderie as they unwind together in play. What happens when guide dogs dance?
Text and Tongue attempts to dislodge the stronghold of patriarchal language within the artist’s unconscious mind, and as inscribed onto her body. These are visual poems comprised of bodily imagery and layered text excerpts from decades of personal journalling, including records of dreams and nightmares. Here, the artist asserts herself as both photographer (author of meaning) and subject (symbol of contestation) to explore connections and contradictions between subjectivity, objectification and representation. For a preview of the work, visit: TeresaAscencao.com/text-and-tongue.
Ruthia Pak Regis
The Church of the Epiphany and St. Mark
A series of acrylic on canvas paintings depicting domestic and landscape settings with young children.
Gail Gregory in exhibitions:
The Gardener’s Cottage
Small works in watercolour and acrylic in a group show with members of the local art group.
Central Connection Art Show
Withrow Clubhouse, Withrow Park
Recent watercolours and acrylic paintings in a group show with the Central Connection Art Group.
Galerie Old Chelsea
Jessie Parker’s images operate on both the physical and metaphorical levels, pushing the envelope technically and visually, playing with what is real and what seems real but isn’t. Jessie is exploring photography of pure light, combined with digital transformation. resulting in “lightscapes”, here involving cityscapes composed with light, wherein the camera “sees” what the eye cannot and further interpreted digitally to celebrate light, space and time. The cities featured here are Ottawa, Toronto, and New York City.”
31st Pelham Art Festival
Inspired by the original techniques of legendary Canadian painters Emily Carr, The Group of Seven, Tom Thomson, and Canadian photographer Neil Dankoff, come out to experience my message celebrating both Canada’s 150th and the magnificence of mothers conveyed in original acrylic paintings and digital fine photography this Mother’s Day weekend! Incorporating my own unique and bodacious flair I bring together picturesque in energetic colour meaningful landscapes of our grand Nation next to beautiful floral elegance filled with emotion symbolizing “Mom”. Visit www.pelhamartfestival.com/program.html for details and admission.
David Kaye Gallery
New semi abstract landscapes, reflecting the topography of the southwestern desert. Vibrant palette, rhythmic lines, textured surfaces. Compositions evolve intuitively as the artist reflects her surrounding environment.
JOSEPH D. CARRIER Gallery
An eclectic mixture of recent work by three long-time artist friends. Abstract, representational and figurative works in a variety of sizes and using different mediums including acrylic, oil and cold wax.
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre presents:
Modern Fuel is pleased to present Common Names, an exhibition of work by Carina Magazzeni and NO and NO (Gabriel Cheung and Katharine Vingoe-Cram) in our State of Flux Gallery from March 2 to April 15, 2017. Common Names explores forms of collage, assemblage and portraiture that address the gradual, yet precarious processes through which one’s identity is formed.
Dust is dancing: Paul Kajander, Laurie Kang and Colin Miner
Modern Fuel is pleased to present Dust is dancing, with work by Paul Kajander, Laurie Kang and Colin Miner. The exhibition is comprised of new works developed in conversation with the afterimage and its positioning between states of absence and presence, of the material and immaterial, where traces of movement, exchange and interaction unfold. Alongside this exhibition, articulations will take form as an artist publication, as well as an exhibition at Forest City Gallery in Spring 2017.
The Tremont Hall Gallery
Away from the sanctuary of my studio and challenged by nature’s ruggedness, prompted and pushed to experiment and look at the scenery from a different perspective. It is a complete departure from the process, technique and subject matter usually represented in my work.
The inspiration however, still comes from the people I meet and stories I am told. For this body of work, it was the opportunity to work with talented friends/artists and choosing to explore new directions.
Lauren McKinley Renzetti in exhibitions:
Urban Landscapes start right at our doorstep in our Neighbourhood. We stand on them, we walk by them, through them, in them, and add to them; every day. Sometimes we are awake enough to notice them, and capture the worthy moments and recreate it artistically capturing it with; camera, digitally, paint, print and pencil. We invite you to Notice Where you Live!
Dots Moons and Spoons
LucSculpture School and Gallery
This show has a smattering of Sacred Dot paintings, Images of the Moon and conceptual and silly Spoons. There are painting, prints and bags for sale.
Sacred Dot paintings
Sir Walter Stewart Library
Sacred Dot Paintings investigates the nature of making as meditation in the style of the Aboriginal Australian dot painting. Taking a single image & portraying it only in dots is challenging & liberating.
In Indigenous and non-Indigenous floral cultures, the use of flowers in art objects becomes a marker of cultural identity as well as a source of beauty and an act of elegance. Cultural identity through floral symbolism provides a source of distinct placement and allows cultural mapping through art objects. Curated by Jaime Koebel Artists: Christi Belcourt, Barry Ace, David Charrette, Kelly Duquette, Nathalie Mantha, MyrosiaHemeniuk, Kirk Brant, Simon Brascoupe
loop gallery presents:
Mark Adair & Rochelle Rubibstein: MARK ADAIR and My Only Drink
In loop gallery’s current show, Mark Adair: ‘MARK ADAIR’ and Rochelle Rubinstein: ‘My Only Drink,’ work in a similar way; not content to leave well enough alone, they work and re-work their pieces … to the extent that they exhibit pieces as evolving iterations. This process is analogous to our cultural habit of telling stories, re-working them, then re-telling them, thus reviewing and renewing our myths and cultural narratives to provide our lives with hope and meaning.
Ava Roth & Adrian Fish | Encaustic Sewings & Deutsche Demokratische Republik: The Stasi Archives
Ava Roth’s current exhibition, Encaustic Sewings, explores two contrasting traditions of artistic practice. She finishes her opaque and heavy ‘encaustic sewn paintings’ paintings with a series of delicate—even domestic— tools and media: needle, thread, and delicate papers.
In this exhibition, Adrian Fish’s photographs document the extant repository of dossiers collected by Stasi officials in the former GDR( from 1946-1989), in addition to the meeting rooms, offices, and boardrooms preserved after the collapse of the GDR.
Karen Bailey, Gwen Frankton and Marcia Lea in group exhibition:
Kildare Room, St Brigid’s Centre for the Arts
Experience Mélange, a celebratory exhibition of work by the Rectory Art House artists, curated by Dale Smith. You’ll find a floating vessel, environmental themed installations, a new take on old masters paintings, stuffed toys transfigured. Images exploring guide dogs dancing, psychological perception, explorations of memory and the ocean’s
Patricia Moore, painter
Gallery on the Bay
Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary, Gallery on the Bay will be exhibiting 150 works by gallery artists, depicting aspects of the provinces and territories of Canada. Gallery on the Bay (905) 540-8532. www.galleryonthebay.com
Saturday, February 4 - Sunday, April 16, 2017
Kelowna Art Gallery
This exhibition features the work of four women artists who are from different regions of Canada, but all of whom work in installation. The title of the show, Fabrications, refers to the very physical making of things, as each of the artists is involved in incredibly labour-intensive processes to realize the completion of her pieces. Yael Brotman, from Toronto, and Libby Hague, also from Toronto, both have a background in printmaking, but moved into installation several years ago. Hague still works with paper, and Brotman is using plastics for the work commissioned for this exhibition. From Calgary, Laura Vickerson will be installing an enormous suspended fabric environment. And Montreal’s Gisele Amantea will be working with a text piece that involves her signature medium of flocking.
Viewers will feel immersed in the large scale of these installations, each reflecting a completely different sensibility. All four artists address the notion of beauty at some level, and visitors may find themselves mulling over this concept as well.
A major publication is planned with a text by Kelowna Art Gallery Curator, Liz Wylie, and another text by guest essayist, independent curator and writer Diana Sherlock, from Calgary.
Judy Raymer Ivkoff
Canadian Sculpture Centre
Ivkoff’s work in Earthly Matters centres on elements of the natural physical environment. She works intuitively within the context of movement, order, time, energy, rhythm and regeneration employing wood, stone, clay and metals in various combinations.
Galerie Old Chelsea
The show features “lightscapes” of Ottawa, Toronto, New York City. Lightscapes are created using photo-based digital art involving imagery composed entirely of light. The artist uses controlled movement of the camera, creating imagery which the camera can “see” but the eye cannot. These images are digitally interpreted, celebrating light, space and time while exploring the personality of the city.
Galerie d'art Jean-Claude Bergeron
My artistic pursuits have been characterized by abstraction and experimentation. I work in oil, multi-media and etching with materials as traditional as canvas but also paper, wood and metal. Observers of my work will appreciate elements of uniformity between works, an ever present invocation to detail and ultimately sweeping colour and contrast.
susan gold smith
one ten park: a working space
MayWorks Windsor 2017, the 8th Annual Festival Celebrating Labour, Arts, and Community, with exhibits, theatre, round tables on the creation of workers co ops , and lots of solidarity. All in the month of May. Spearheaded by Windsor CARFAC members. www.mayworkswindsor.com
InterAccess and NASIA are proud to co-present Bread and Circuses, an immersive audio installation by trans-media artist nicholafeldman-kiss. Bread and Circuses is presented as part of Waves of Connection, a multi-venue exhibition featuring Transmissions by SubZeroArts and Carbon Sugar Air by Instant Places, and this year’s Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art.
Bread and Circuses is a multi-channel immersive sound and text installation comprised of live network news headlines collected from worldwide sources, delivered with multi-lingual text to speech synthesizers and displayed with ticker-tape style scrolling text. Because Bread and Circuses presents live news content, it is always relevant to the most contemporary world events.
Bread and Circuses offers a critical view into a streamlined global messaging, the information agents who establish acceptable cultural viewpoints, and the global citizen who propagates media narrative by way of gossip, discussion and critical analysis. Bread and Circuses is co-inspired by the public news boards that still adorn analogue communities and the 24-hour media commentary of networked economies. The artwork presents global story as gladiatorial games while revealing the weight of info product synthesized in day-to-day endeavours to keep up with the news.
Gwen Tooth in exhibitions:
Abstract acrylic paintings expressing the energy, colours and scents of India as experienced by Gwen during her travels to the subcontinent.
Gwen is also curating a companion show “The Evolution of Abstraction”. Artists’ Informal Talk Saturday, April 15 from 3 to 5 pm 2017. www.propellerctr.com
The Evolution of Abstraction
Six journeys of abstraction as curated by Gwen Tooth. Artists are Jacques Descoteaux, BiankaGuna, Michelle Letarte, Irina Litinsky, Shannon Moynagh, and Gwen Tooth
Artists’ Informal Talk Saturday, April 15 from 3 to 5 pm. Please join us.
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
The RE Books are a series of artist’s books: meditations on memory, love, and new beginnings after set-backs. These large fabric books will be suspended from the ceiling of the State of Flux Gallery. Playing off the phrase “Reduce, reuse, recycle,” each book has three words, each word beginning with the letters RE. These words are formed from stuffed tubes of reused t-shirts, and will spill out of the suspended covers, forming a maze of brightly-coloured words.
Annemarie Plint studio
Vibrant colour, coupled with bold brush work and line typify Annemarie Plint’s paintings and drawings. Landscape, water and figurative paintings in oil and acrylic, plus drawings in ink and mixed media, will be on display. For more information see http://londonstudiotour.ca/annemarie-plint-2017/.
Ottawa Public Library (Main Library)
Memory of the trips. A selection of watercolour paintings depict the scenery of different places in Canada or out side of Canada.
Every June, Gallery 200 at The School of Dance in Ottawa shows a highly diverse and fascinating thematic summer group exhibition. This year’s challenge is Self Portraits (not Selfies) In the tradition of, or perhaps, breaking the tradition of the artist’s portrait of his/herself.
The exhibition will run from June 8th to September 12th. Additional information can be found at:
My recent trip to Venice, Italy inspired me to paint, not the images or scenes, but the colours, atmosphere, emotions and character of this magical city. There are 8, 30X30” acrylic paintings on canvas featuring my reaction to visiting Venice for the first time.
Saint Anne’s Anglican Church
Curator Michael Ormsby’s Paddling Together explores the work of 4 indigenous artists-- Sage Paul, Kevin Lemure, Merlin Homer and himself -- in response to Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations. The canoe is a central image: we are in it together, as we look forward to our next 150 years. The exhibition will be accompanied by lectures, concerts, workshops and panel discussions. Ormsby writes, “We need to refloat or right the canoe that is Canada, especially as we work toward reconciliation.”
Ysabel Sureth Privatgalerie
Photo-based artist Becky Comber and acrylic and mixed media painter Heidi Berger will be exhibiting exciting new work this May in Germany. Hosted by Ysabel SurethPrivatgallerie in AchterstädterStraße, works will be on display from May 21, 2017 to July 26th, 2017. An opening reception will be on Friday May 21st, beginning at 3PM. Visit heidiberger.com or beckycomber.com for further information.
La galerie RIFT
This exhibition is an update of the artist’s long-term fascination with the power and resilience of myth. Choosing from a rich selection of drawing, stop-motion animation, digital collage, paper sculpture and installation Paul Waltyplombs the richness of a narrative that is global in its sources, and relevant in its value as metaphor.
Alex Dufresne Gallery
Northern Ontario has had a significant impact on my art over the years. There exists something elemental, raw and original in the north, a primordial and mystical quality that is not restricted to the northern landscape, but is continuously present and accessible to experience. The primal energy of the land, its surroundings and our history bring me into contact with seminal and profound forces. I strive to convey the mysterious power of existence through a primitive style and symbolic form.