A Cast of Castings
April 14 - May 1 . 2012
Opening reception with artist: Saturday, April 14th - 2pm to 4pm
Gesturing puppets take and set the stage for Scott Owles' first solo exhibition with the gallery. When to draw the bottom line? Who pulls the strings? How to know when to fold? A Cast of Castings offers timely questions to ponder through skillfully composed large scale canvas works.
Owles' specific use of puppets, a representation of the human form, as subject matter, reinforces his interest in figurative painting. Rounding out this new collection of important works: a self portrait and a remarkable life sized human figure (as viewed in studio in the photograph above).
Masterfully committed to his profession, Scott Owles' studies have taken him from the Ontario College of Art, through the studio of (Michael) John Angel to the Florence Academy in Italy.
A full catalogue of A Cast of Castings is available as a PDF.
Louis de NIVERVILLE
Le Salon des RefusÚs
May 5 - May 23 . 2012
Opening reception with artist: Saturday, May 5th - 2pm to 4pm
The Canadian King of Collage looks to the remnant papers of past collage works to both inspire and create the new works of Le Salon des RefusÚs. Using paint, paper, scissors and glue -- de Niverville paints his textured and patterned papers, while building his imagery up in layers.
Life has layers, so many possibilities. - Louis de Niverville
Congratulations to Travis SHILLING & Sara SNIDERHAN! Travis Shilling is the recipient of the Orillia & District Arts Council's 2011 Arts Achievement Award. The award recognizes the art or activity of a person or group who has made an outstanding artistic contribution - visual, theatrical, musical or literary - to the cultural life of the community.
From nearly 100 entries, Sara Sniderhan has been selected as one of the two Weekend With the Masters scholarship recipients. Sniderhan will be attending the 4th Annual Weekend With the Masters Workshop & Conference in San Diego, California this September. This news comes at an exciting time as Sniderhan is in studio preparing for her November 2012 solo exhibition ...get back home.
My very best,
Tarah Aylward, Director
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