Sunday, October 25, 2009
Opening on Thursday, 29th October 2009, 7.00pm to 10.00pm is the new show of Sorya Gopalan: "The Dancers in the Rhythm and the Storm", acrylic on canvas. Dancers from around the world have influenced Sorya's latest group of work and the result is an abstract style of figurative painting. Ms. Gopalan translates the movement of the dance to these large scale canvases.
Sorya Gopalan was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, moved to Montreal at age 15 yrs. and began painting whilst working on her Master's degree in Toronto. Ms. Gopalan now lives in Ottawa and paints full time.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
"Squigs and Doo-Wops" mixed media on canvas by Ted Willis
Opening: (Party and beginning of sale) 7.00pm to 10.00pm, Friday 16th October 2009.
Short walk the talk at 8.30pm, with Q and A, Teddy bares all!
Ted Willis, who hails originally from California, brings the passion and urgency of big, breaking colour. Think "Surf's up, in Magicolor!!"
Quote from the artist: "I am less interested in commenting on the world than I am in making a complex and challenging visual experience, with a touch of humour. The "Squigs" are a re-invention of Abstract Expressionism - graffitti by Twombly and Pollock. As for the "Doo-Wops"; think "Miro, Arp and Noguchi meet the Jetson's".
Running until Wednesday 28th October.
The collection of the show will be breaking up at the close of Tuesday, 13th October.
Twenty-four of the original thirty-nine remain.
"Being here is like being in the woods...so calming, quiet."
"Where did you paint that one, John? They look just like the woods where my father and I used to walk..."
"...ooh, these two are like Old Masters..."