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.
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.
Lauren McKinley Renzetti
Saturday, July 1 - Monday, July 31, 2017
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:
Ava Roth & Adrian Fish | Encaustic Sewings & Deutsche Demokratische Republik: The Stasi Archives
Saturday, April 22- Sunday, May 14, 2017
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.
Thursday, May 11 - Sunday, June 4, 2017
Opening with artist in attendance: Friday, May 12
Fiona Freemark is a cut-paper artist who lives and works in Toronto. At the core, her artwork is based on the exploration of personal memory. Photographs that are taken while on the move mimic the mental snapshots that stick in the mind throughout the day. The layering of images is then used to reflect an overlap of memories, where the division between specific thoughts and visuals is not always clear. Fiona received a BA Honours Studio Art from McMaster University.
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
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.
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: www.theschoolofdance.ca/gallery200
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.
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
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