Voices of Paint is a true celebration of the materiality of paint, showcasing contemporary investigations of the medium and its processes. Similarily observing and tapping into the idiosyncrasies of the everyday, Voices of Paint will feature new abstract expressions by regional artist Frances Thomas, recently awarded the Sarick Purchase Award for excellence in thesis work at York University. Hung in conjunction with 3D explorations and assemblages by emerging artists Sonia Haberstich (Montreal) and Jennifer Wigmore (Toronto), the exhibit playfully explores the intersection of painting and sculpture; whimsical, tragic, joyful and political all at once.
Portals brings together two painters exploring the human condition through the depiction of out-of-reach environments. Julie Himel, a Toronto based artist investigates presence vs. absence by rendering rich dense environments that call us to ‘arrive’ via the depiction of luch foliage and natural pathways. These seemingly serene works are juxtaposed against spinning landscapes by Innisfil artist Joanne Lomas, whose compositions infer the promise of light and stability on the other side of chaos.
Beyond the Brush This community exhibition challenges artists to explore paint through process, across different media and atop different surfaces, while exploring the possibilities and limitations of the media.