You are currently browsing the category archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ category.

July 10, 2018

It’s official–the theme of the 26th annual members’ exhibition, as chosen by you is–“Perfect Moment”!

Final

Advertisements

July 6, 2018

It’s that time again… As things heat up, we request your say on the theme of the annual members’ show for when things cool down later this year.

This year’s show we embark on the next 25 years of the show! Between December 15, 2018 to January 20, 2019, Station Gallery will host its 26th annual juried exhibition.

The choice is yours. Which title and theme do you think best suits this year’s show? Stay tuned for the results on July 10.

 

July 5, 2017

It’s official–the theme of the 25th annual members’ exhibition, as chosen by you is–“One with Everything”!

one with everythingScreen Shot 2017-07-06 at 2.22.01 AM

June 27, 2017

It’s that time again… As things heat up, we request your say on the theme of the annual members’ show for when things cool down later this year.

This year’s show will be a special silver anniversary edition! Between December 16, 2017 to January 21, 2018, Station Gallery will host its 25th annual juried exhibition.

The choice is yours. Which title and theme do you think best suits this year’s show? Stay tuned for the results on July 5.

24 February 2017

While revisiting some art research a few days ago, it’s noteworthy that today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of celebrated Ukrainian painter, Tetyana Yablonska (1917 – 2005).

Her artistic career began as a follower of Socialist Realism. She was award top State accolades, receiving the Stalin Prize for her 1949 composition Bread. I recall analyzing this monumental painting for a university course, noting the diligent collective farm workers rolling sleeves eager to harvest a tsunami wall of wheat shown in the background. Post war Soviet propaganda at its best…

%d1%8f%d0%b1%d0%bb%d0%be%d0%bd%d1%81%d0%ba%d0%b0%d1%8f-%d1%85%d0%bb%d0%b5

Her earlier works depicted active movement, labour and sport. However, Yablonska’s work was filled with lyricism, particularly compositions dedicated to motherhood, subtle psychological portraits and self-portraits. The artist’s brushwork changed over her long and fruitful creative life. Her works gradually shifted towards vivid Impressionist colours and brush-strokes. Happy hundredth, Tetyana!

 

July 20, 2016

We all had contact with this artist’s design. If you look closely at the “loonie” dollar coin, you’ll notice the initials RRC. Robert-Ralph Carmichael was a prolific artist who lived outside of Sault Ste. Marie in northern Ontario. The Echo Bay, Ontario artist who designed the loonie coin died this past Saturday at the age of 79. See: CBCNews story here.

In November 2004, I had the great opportunity to be included in a three-person exhibition with him and along with London, Ontario-based artist Rosemary Sloot. The show titled “Corruption of Reality” was held at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa and showcased a trio of artists at varying stages of their commitment to realist and figurative studio production.

Corruption of Reality opening right to left: Robert-Ralph Carmicheal, Rosemary Sloot, David Aurandt (exhibition curator), Olex Wlasenko at the opening of “Corruption of Reality” exhibition opening at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, November 2004.

It’s official–the theme of the 24th annual members’ exhibition, as chosen by you is–“Glimpse”!

Supreme Theme 2016

This juried exhibition will run at Station Gallery from December 3, 2016, to January 29, 2017.

It’s a fine theme that’s open-ended and versatile. Artists will be invited to present works that respond to this year’s theme in the coming months. Thanks to everyone for voting. Stay tuned to Station Gallery’s website for submission guidelines and details for the year-end Glimpse exhibition…

It’s that time again… As things heat up, we request your say on the theme of the annual members’ show for when things will cool down later this year.

Between December 3, 2016 to January 29, 2017, Station Gallery will host its 24th annual juried exhibition.

The choice is yours. Which title and theme do you think best suits this year’s show? Stay tuned for the results on June 30.

 

February 26, 2016

A Saturday afternoon outing to the 2016 Toronto Artist Project (TAP) got unexpected prizes and surprises. A late-afternoon Art Quiz had TAP visitors test their art IQ and knowledge of art trivia. Hosted by Mark Challen, the quiz covered a range of topics from art collectors, galleries & museums, artist best friends and art & cinema. In the end, I won a snazzy stainless steel watering can. Pretty cool! Pictured below is trivia-master Mark handing me the trivia prize. When asked how I felt, I thought for a moment and jokingly said: “Well, ten years of art training is finally paying off!”

Toronto Artist Project

November 2, 2015

Happy November! Halloween fell on a Saturday night this year and I felt like getting a thrill by re-watching the 1968 psychological thriller, Rosemary’s Baby.

I was watching the movie as the clocks fell back an hour at 2:00 AM. A few moments later was a POV shot of a 1965 November calendar–half a century ago. The first Monday of November ’65 is ominously labelled “Blood”.

Rosemary's Calendar

Rosemary’s Calendar

Advertisements