Pekota Design as part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival
Suit of Lights is composed with footage of a Spanish bullfight, that iconic imagery of masculinity and violence masked as nationalism. The footage was drawn from the Jacques Madvo Collection filmed in Spain between 1976-1978 at a time when Spain began its flawed transition to democracy following Franco’s death. The 16mm film has been decayed in soil and laboriously re-photographed and these abstractions ground the inquiry surrounding why citizens accept the harm done to others in their name.
National Capital Network of Sculptors
150 sculptures by local artists will showcase a variety of mediums from stone, glass, wood and ceramic to metal, polymer clay, mixed media and fibre. Next to the main exhibit visit the boutique area. A portion of the proceeds supports the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. Presentations, demonstrations and mini workshops will take place throughout the weekend. Free admission. For the full schedule visit www.sculptureottawa.ca Meet the artists and refreshments at Thursday night opening while previewing the exhibit.
Liz Pead and Lois Schklar in a group exhibition:
Hard Twist 12
August 23, 2017 to January 7, 2018
1214 Queen Street West
Timeline is a visual poem/narrative based on the extensive collection of objects that I have accumulated over many years of making art. The series re-imagines the aesthetic association that first brought these objects to my attention, references other bodies of work and re-purposes materials I no longer use or need.
David Kaye Gallery
Rewind / Fast Forward is the title of a 27 foot stencil-painted mural highlighting pictographic images from the two cultures I've straddled throughout my life, The narrative style installation employs symbols of Mediterranean and North American cultures woven together through a network of representational and abstract markings.
Mona Youssef in exhibitions:
Florecne Biennale/The Fortezza da Basso
Mona Youssef is attending Florence Biennale as a Member of the International Selection Committee (CIS) for the XI edition for Florence Biennale 2017. Mona Youssef have selected Artists from different countries to participate and is being international jurist for some years for various international exhibitions and art contests. As well she will join the Selection committee staff at the Ceremony day of giving Awards to winners.
Carousal du Louvre
Being a gallerist, curator and jurist for some years over number of international exhibitions, Mona Youssef will be representing number of selected artists from different countries; photographers and sculptors in the 19th Art Shopping international exhibition, at Carousal du Louvre, Paris, October 20-22.
MAG/Contemporary Art Fair
Music Convention Centre
Being a gallerist, curator and jurist for some years over number of international exhibitions, Mona Youssef will be representing number of selected artists from different countries; visual/abstract, impressionist, contemporary and photographers in the 13th MAG/Contemporary Art Fair, international exhibition, at the music convention Center Montreux, Switzerland, November 8-12. Website: www.monayoussefgallery.com
Kitchener Public Library, Central Library
The artwork of impressionistic, whimsical paintings by Caliban Strange aka Roland Hofer will adorn the walls of the gallery. Come out and meet the artist! He is a Canada Council award winning artist, and welcomes patrons to see some 30 of his paintings. We will host an opening reception Dec. 6th, 2017. We will also screen his film short and exhibit his sculpture- Rock Power!- the solar powered rock. www.calibanstrange.com
The Urban Gallery
These large abstract paintings are my voice and a reflection of my inner world; they allow me to speak with an independent and courageous spirit. Their goal is to enhance the environment with feelings of pleasure beauty and optimism with an element of drama. Bold colour-saturated strokes fuse together geometric forms and textures.
Photo artist DNA Dodds unearths some spice on a Spice Island.
Christine Lenoir-Godin in exhibitions:
la Maison des Arts
I refuse to limit myself in a given "style". I don't like pigeon holes I keep faith with the freedom of my canvas. I do not paint conventional subjects - I leave that to other schools of art. I worked at "making the grade" in art school, and painted what I was taught, I am a not a photocopier. I use no gimmicks. All my works are from inspiration and arise from what I FEEL about what I SEE.
The Peopole's Forest
As one of a group presenting paintings on the theme of Forests, I chose the Mental and Spiritual health aspect of the theme. it depicts a cemetery of the previous century amid a slash and burn operation currently going on the counties of Prescott-Russell of Ontario. It is 40 inches wide x 30 high heavily textured and dramatic. i have not yet posted it on my Facebook page -waiting for the publicity to be official.Arts Fundamentals Certificate Showcase
Wednesday, November 8 - Sunday, November 19, 2017
Meet the artists: Thursday, November 9 at 6:00PM
I graduated from the Arts Fundamentals certificate program from the Ottawa School of Art (Orleans campus) in 2014. I completed the three-year program in one year and graduated earlier than others. I was first taught at home by a gifted mother and studied at various places: Vancouver Trade Arts School, Concordia University (fine arts), private tutors and at the Ottawa School of Arts. I am 71 years old and I have 60+ years of artistic work.
L'Art Studio + Gallery
A collection of photographs and paintings depicting Canadian and local landscapes.
Lauren McKinley Renzetti
Above Ground Art Supply
A series of paintings, created in the Australian Aboriginal dot painting style using only sticks and dowels as painting tools.
Sandra Hawkins in exhibitions:
The acrylic and mixed media paintings in this exhibition are from my Water Series and Navigation Series. In the latter, I use obsolete nautical hydrographic charts in which numerical soundings indicating water levels, and navigational symbols become partially visible aesthetic spaces that appear to emerge and disappear within the paintings. While referencing rapid climate change impacting water levels, my aesthetic investigation is broadly located in the phenomenon of identity dislocation. My practice includes painting, photography, video, installation, performance art. www.sandrahawkins.ca
Open Studio Tour
Gardener's House Artist Studios
The public is invited to view and purchase recent paintings, prints, and an installation in progress titled Dislocation. Consistent themes across disciplines relate to shifting water levels impacted by global warming and melting of Arctic ice and glaciers. I draw from first-hand experiences such as winter travel in communities along the historically frozen Arctic Northwest Passage, sailing and kayaking on the shifting water levels of the Ottawa River. My studio is at Britannia Beach, also on the Ottawa River.
Der Rostocker Frauenkulturverein "Die Beginen"
8401 is a moving-image and light landscape painting depicting a multi-layered, fragmented view of Villa Grimaldi in Santiago, Chile. Now a memorial park, Villa Grimaldi was a clandestine detention, torture and extermination centre during the Pinochet regime (1973-90). The image is built of hundreds of images extracted from five years of Google Street Views of the address and site, Avenida José Arrieta 8401.
Curated by Andrea Zittlau and presented with Gender and Queer Studies (University of Rostock).
Loop Gallery Presents:
P. Roch Smith: got ’em, got ’em, need ’em
P. Roch Smith’s got ’em, got ’em, need ’em recreates and reimagines the entire set of 1975 – 76 O-Pee-Chee NHL hockey cards. Each of the 395 individually framed cards in the set has been digitally altered in terms of colour, scale, and legibility.
The title refers to the verbal cues associated with sorting through another person’s collection — a mantra that would signal a potential trade.
Dylan Elliss Gallery
As part of the "Urban"group exhibit at Dylan Elliss Gallery on Danforth East, Fine Art photographer Joachim Oepkes will be showing recent works from his "Street Signs" collection.
Muskoka Artists, Lynda Lynn, Pat Whittle, Janice Feist and Wendie Donabie present 4 Skins, an exhibition exploring the vulnerability and resilience of 'skin' in its many forms. Each artist will share her interpretation of 'skins' by pushing her comfortable use of acrylic paints and mediums to create acrylic skins incorporated in both 2 and 3D works. The artists hope to increase understanding that all things in the world have ‘skins’ that need to be protected, preserved and kept healthy.
JCCC Gallery, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
Heather Yamada and Warren Hoyano are the artists in this exhibition of works on paper. Part sculptural and part two-dimensional, the artists explore the limits of art on paper.
susan gold smith
one ten park : a working space
Susan Gold and Collette Broeders present, MAKE:PUBLIC a MailArt call organized by one ten park : a working space will display the hundreds of participations of images of Urban Renewal and Public Space. www.onetenpark.com
Jessie Maretta Parker
Trinity Art Gallery, Salon B
The show features photo-based digital art using imagery composed entirely of light. Limited editions are printed on archival paper, canvas, diffused aluminum. The imagery uses controlled movement of the what the camera can "see" but the eye cannot, resulting in "lightscapes": cityscapes and pyrotechnic imagery which is digitally interpreted, celebrating light, space and time.
Diana Bahr in exhibitions:
Artisans at Work
View the work and meet the artists of the inaugural Creative Space Residency program (a unique emerging artist residency in the east end): Elizabeth Lopez, Diana Bahr, Jade Gregory, and Lili Vahamaki.
Creative Space Residency Art Show
St. Aidan's in the Beach
View the work and meet the artists of the unique Creative Space Residency (the inaugural unique emerging artist residency program in the east end): Elizabeth Lopez, Diana Bahr, Jade Gregory, Lili Vahamaki *View art by appointment after the opening: call 416-691-2222.
Lawrence Park Community Church
Bring to Light is about the absence of cultural diversity in Canadian art. While I find henna to be a part of my personal narrative, it is incorporated universally as a symbol of festivity, celebration, femininity, and craft. The images of the cityscape with the henna patterns reflect my desire to integrate the concepts of my place in both the city and in the artistic expression of the city.
Known for her series of abstract cityscapes, Carmela Casuccio has taken an exciting turn in a new body of work débuting at Yellow House Gallery. Moving into the imagined city, this new work explores the spaces that could only be glimpsed from a distance in the past. Referencing deconstructed architecture, the viewer can see the scene from many angles at once. Her paintings capture the layers we cannot see, the stories beneath the cityscape, which serve as the foundation of the present.
Elaine Whittaker in exhibitions:
International Conference on Residency Education
My photo series Screened For Rotavirus, SARS, Influenza, Malaria, Cholera, and Plague will be exhibited at this conference convened by The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada.
An exhibition by Science Gallery London will show my encaustic painting with mosquitoes entitled The Swarm. https://london.sciencegallery.com/blood/london
The Body Electric
AMS Phoenix Conference
My photo series Screened For Rotavirus, SARS, Influenza, Malaria, Cholera, and Plague will be exhibited at the Associated Medical Services conference. http://www.ams-inc.on.ca/bringing-compassion-to-healthcare/ams-phoenix-conference
ACUA presents Pavlo Lopata in "Creativity" after a 27 year hiatus from the Edmonton art scene. In his artistic endeavours he has mastered the use of pencil, egg tempera, acrylics and oils. Many themes are visible in his works, such as, portraits, lemko churches, linear-expressionism, icons and surrealistic-symbolism. In this exhibit the theme of linear expressionism dominates the figurative form. You will have an opportunity to view these masterfully created works of romantic traditional Ukrainian imagery.
Angela Verlaeckt Clark in exhibitions:
Reception by Invitation
That last degree of consciousness, that single moment between this life and the next where time and space become indivisible. A tale of connection that stretches between now and forever. An upright stone, intimate and powerful, was also man’s first weapon. This sculpture represents the cross-over point in one mind’s deception as it slips into its vanishing place offering him the refuge afforded by reminders of love and of home, amidst the sights and sounds of man’s worst imaginings.
Galerie d'art Eugène Racette
Stone Sculptures by Angela Verlaeckt Clark and Abstract Paintings by Priscilla Charboneau.
Using a combination of plein air paintings and studio work, this body of work reflects on the Grand River and its surrounding area known as the Haldimand Tract. Using visual language in landscape art, it speaks softly to the teaching of the two row wampam belt; Living side by side, journeying together, with mutual respect, honour and humility.
Ruth Upjohn Gallery
Gallery hours: Mon-Thurs, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm by appointment. Exhibit Runs to End of September.
Trinity Art Gallery Salon B
Mark Stephenson’s Social Portraits is series of portrait paintings that explores the online persona through the painting and sharing of participants social media profile photos. Maybe you’ve seen some of them online already, come out and see them in real life at the show. Better yet come out to the vernissage and take part. At the show you can add comments alongside the paintings, reply to someone else's, add an emoji reaction, take your picture with the painting, snacks… lets have some fun!
Follow along with the hashtag #socialportraits and the artists site at www.mste.ca.
Loop Gallery Presents:
Loop Gallery is proud to announce “Lighten Up!,” our 2017 holiday salon-style exhibition.
Featuring small works by Loop artists and invited guests, Lighten Up! is a chance to get to know some of the diverse talents that make up our community – and maybe find the perfect holiday gift for the art lover in your life.