Thursday, December 9, 2010

Bhat Boy unable to attend, 10th December 2010

It is with regret that I have to announce that Bhat Boy is unable to attend the event that some may have seen on the postcard, which was to have taken place on Friday, December 10th from 6 - 9 pm at the gallery. He is also unavailable for the Saturday afternoon tea time, from 1 - 4 pm.

I apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. Please do come and enjoy the show, which runs until the end of the month. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

"O Canada", Bhat Boy, Thurs. Nov. 25th, 6-9 pm

 25th NOV. 2010 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm

"Matinee" Saturday afternoon opening
November 27th 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Tea Time with the artist every Saturday
1.00 to 4.00 pm, until Christmas

Bhat Boy was born in London, England somewhere in the
latter half of the 20th Century. He immigrated to Canada
on a steam ship in 1966, and became a naturalized Canadian
and grew up in the Nation's Capital with his parents
- a cleaning lady and a spy.

 After a sojourn in Europe in the 80’s too colourful to describe
to gallery goers, Bhat Boy returned to Canada to attend the
Ontario College of Art disguised as mild mannered Ian Van Lock.
His studies included a year in Florence, Italy, where he learnt the
technique of the masters.

 Bhat Boy spends much of his time traveling about with his paintings,
selling work in Canada, the United States and Europe. He has had
shows in Florence, Toronto, San Francisco, London, New York,
Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Ottawa.

Bhat Boy's time is divided between the Nation's Capital where
he has executed several public commissions and is founder of
"Art in the Park" (an annual arts festival), and the rest of the
world, where he is doing all sorts of other things.
He refers to himself as an Envisionist.

 Bhat Boy is well known as a community activist and organizer in
Ottawa. He has been an active member of the International Society
of Art of the Imagination, since 1991. He continues to live and work
in Canada’s National Capital. His hobbies include drinking tea
and drawing maps.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"The Nude Show" OPENING 6-9 pm,Friday, November 12th 2010

Gayle Kells  oil on canvas

Gayle Kells  mixed media (oil, wax, charcoal)

Roy Whiddon

Celina Gunn

Ivy Deavy

Thursday, November 4, 2010

"The Nude Show" Friday, November 12th 6-9 pm

four artists and the nude

oil on canvas- Gayle Kells
acrylic on canvas- Celina Gunn
mixed media-Ivy Deavy
black and white photography-Roy Whiddon

More information and pics to follow, please pencil in your calendar
for our first "Nude Show" on Friday, 12th November from 6.00 pm 
to 9.00 pm. This show is a balance of two established artists and two
emerging artists. Each artist will be asked to say a few words and 
answer questions at about 7.00 pm. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"Seven Lakes Further North", Monotype Printmaking by Chayle Cook

Reception and Opening: Thursday, Oct. 21st, 6.00 - 8.30 pm
Talk by Chayle Cook at 7.00 pm
Show dates: October 22nd to November 7th 2010

Chayle Cook is a gifted artist, also a jeweller (organic, architectural and enamelled), bookmaker (handsewn) and a printmaker. This show is a narrative of monotype prints,
or monoprints, so called because each piece is a one-off, original. When we think of printing presses, or even copper etchings, we think of the purpose as being to make several, or many, copies. The monotype technique, that Chayle Cook uses, results in an original work of art.

As to the subject of show, well known Quebec writer Robert Lalonde's novel "Sept Lacs Plus au Nord" (Seven Lakes Further North), I will let Chayle Cook explain:

"Inspired by the novel, "Sept lacs Plus au Nord" by Robert Lalonde, the printmaking process of monotype lends itself well to the representation of its atmosphere and narrative. I have become captivated by the universality of the journey in this story. Vivid images have been imprinted on me; landscapes and figures, created through intricate metaphors and analogies.

The imagery evoked in the writing is rich in emotional significance, though vague in specifics, it leaves it up to the reader to define many of the details about the history of the characters and events that lead to crisis. My work does not seek to illustrate the story, rather to capture this relationship between the reader and the literary work. The monotype process has given me opportunities, through happenstance, to explore the notion of interpretation and the means to relate to the viewer.

Monday, September 27, 2010

"my home in raw form" Original Mounted Photography by May-Jun

Reception and Opening: Thursday, September 30th, 6-9 pm
Talk by May-Jun at 7 pm
Show dates: October 1st to 17th

"You can find beauty, no matter where you are in life and these pictures are the earth in pure form, our home."

The Canadian Arctic is the theme of this collection of original, mounted photographs. These are not limited edition prints, they are unique prints that will not be copied.

May-Jun is a talented artist and musician, who combines her passion for the visual and the aural as a means of expression and a means of earning a livelihood. As a singer/songwriter,
May-Jun performs live shows and produces great videos. As a photographer, May-Jun has worked in China, Hong-Kong, Mexico, the Canadian Arctic, Toronto and New York. Areas of special interest are: abstract, interior architecture, portraiture and of course, the Arctic.

May-Jun has covered VIP events with the likes of Ron Sexsmith and Kaos and for two years
worked as the event photographer for the Drake Hotel (well known for its arts and music scene on Queen St. West) in Toronto. 


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"from knife edge to tranquility" - oil paintings on canvas by Kevin Dodds

Opening and Reception: Thursday, September 9th, 6 - 9 pm
Talk by Kevin Dodds at 7 pm
Show Dates: 9th to 26th September 2010 (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)


Born and raised in Arnprior, just "up the line" from Ottawa, Kevin Dodds is well known for his rural scenes and local landscapes. At the risk of disappointing, this show "From knife edge to tranquility" will have none of that. In order to break from the limits of his past success, Kevin has spent the past four years in Florida. This Canadian premiere of his new work is sure to surprise his longstanding fans, I am equally sure that it will earn him new ones. 

Painted strings

"My journey as a professional artist has taken many directions over the years; from the Ottawa Valley and western Quebec to my newest passion - the colourful and complex Miami, Florida. By experimenting with various colours and shapes, I have developed a technique where colour is put down in squares, then broken down further into non- shapes, thus creating a three dimensional for the viewer. Currently my work is progressing in three styles of painting from modernism, impressionism and to realism."

Summer flowers

Maple in the woods

Impression 40" x 60"

Fluorescent 20" x 40"

Prosperity 40" x 60"