- Lisa Johnson Solo: April 24 – 30
Exhibition Dates: April 24 – 30 2014
Thurs. April 24, 7-11pm (artist in attendance)
Sat. 26, 1-4pm (artist in attendance)
Lisa Johnson’s solo exhibition ‘Metamorphosis’ is an evolution of enquiries into space and movement within the context of landscape painting. Johnson is fascinated with art history, drawing upon the techniques of past masters from Rubens and de Kooning to Soutine and Tom Thompson. Through her ethereal and sculptural use of pigment Johnson depicts vast landscapes where forms and figures seem to poetically emerge. Drawing inspiration from on-location studies to develop large studio works, her paintings weave geographic, corporeal, and abstract sensibilities through layers of atmospheric grounds and gestural mark making. Her work speaks to the passage of time over landscapes painted with spirit and musicality.
Lisa Johnson graduated with Honours from the Ontario College of Art and Design, where she also won the prestigious Mrs. W.O. Forsythe Award for 4th year women painters in 1996. Johnson studied under sculptor Tom Dean and most recently with Harold Klunder.
Lisa Johnson’s work has been shown in solo and group shows throughout Ontario and can be found in numerous private and corporate collections in the Canada, U.S.A., and Europe.
“She is a modern romantic poised halfway between the world of purely painterly dreams and visions of grand mysterious Canadian places.” –Robert Kameczura, Big Shoulder’s MagazineExhibition Dates: April 24 – 30 2014 Receptions: Thurs. April 24, 7-11pm (artist in attendance) Sat. 26, 1-4pm (artist in attendance) Lisa Johnson’s solo exhibition ‘Metamorphosis’ is an evolution of enquiries into space and ...
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- Census: April 16-23, 2014 PHOTO ALBUMARTWORK PREVIEW
Opening Reception: April 17th (7-11pm)Closing Reception: April 17-23, 2014CENSUS is a contemporary art exhibition featuring emerging lens-based artists completing their thesis studies at OCAD University. Works exhibited explore socio-cultural representation and notions of identity through the photographic medium. In Camera Lucida, Roland Barthes states that “In front of the lens, I am at the same time: the one I think I am, the one I want others to think I am, the one the photographer thinks I am, and the one he makes use of to exhibit his art.” These multiple ways of seeing have influenced the participating artists, whose recordings of individuals uncover the relationships that form identity.
Featuring artworks by:
Danika Zandboer: www.danikaz.comOpening Reception: April 17th (7-11pm) Closing Reception: April 17-23, 2014 CENSUS is a contemporary art exhibition featuring emerging lens-based artists completing their thesis studies at OCAD University. Works exhibited explore socio-cultural representation and notions ...
Julia Macerola: www.juliamacerola.com
Naoise Dunne: www.rachaelelizabethmcarth
Rachael McArthur: www.rachaelelizabethmcarthur.
Sebastián Benítez: www.sebastianbenitez.com
- Salon Show: April 3 – 13, 2014
Project Gallery will be hosting a large-format salon style exhibition of contemporary artworks from April 3-13th, entitled the SALON SHOW. The Salon exhibition style was established in 1667 in France by the Academie des Beaux-Arts and held in the Louvre. To accommodate the vast quantity of work submitted by students of the Academie, artworks were displayed from floor to ceiling with little space separating frames. This style has since been incorporated throughout history in museums and galleries, including the Art Gallery of Ontario’s display of its European collection.
Project Gallery will be integrating this historic exhibition style in its upcoming Salon Show, opening Thursday April 3 (6-10pm). With over 80 local, Canadian and international artists’ work in the exhibition, the gallery’s walls will be strategically filled with over 300 artworks 24” x 24” or smaller. In celebration of Project Gallery’s collaboration of historic tradition and contemporary artwork, there will be an opening reception Thursday, April 3rd from 6-10pm. There will also be a closing reception on Sunday, April 13th from 2-6pm.
Featuring Artworks by:
Fathom Apparatus, Julie Agro, Neal Armstrong, Jeff Blackburn , Loredana Blandisi, Vera Bobson, Alison Boddy, Jen Bolt, Peter Boskovic, Rosalind Breen , Jack Bregman, Alex Buchanan, Chris Cann, Chen Cao, Vanessa Clark, Sarah Ebisuzaki, Agnieszka Foltyn, Billy Franklin, Merry Fung, David Harcombe, Brian Harvey, Djamil Imane, Michael Irvine, Eric Jackson, Eric Jackson, Lisa Johnson, Andre Kan, Singithi Kandage, Jeannine Kitzhaber, Bridgit Lanni, Lynn Leonard, Nicole Little, Les Luxemburger, Lorette Luzajic, Jonathan Macagba, Jonathan Macagba, Mathieu Martel, Mayra Majano, Christina Mazzulla, Cate McGuire, Alan Mckee, Vanessa McKernan, Jordan Mckie, Anya Mielniczek, Catherine Morelli , Lisa Ng, Michael Novak, Riitta Oittinen, Michael Pace, Faith Patrick , Chris Perez, Michael Pietrocarlo, Frances Petella , Chris Peters, Jennie Philpott, Paige Potter, Michel Prentice, Monique Resnik, Spencer Robertson, Mehrnaz Rohbakhsh, Monika Rosen , Kate Rowlands, Callen Schaub, Kyle Scheurmann, Stace Schmidt, Kat Serediuk, Shawn Skeir, Jennifer Smithwell, Cortney Stephenson, Mui-Ling T eh, Karen Taylor, Tony Taylor, Apanaki Temitayo, Doug Temple, Andrew Testa, Thyra Thomson, Milo Tomtom, Ilana Van Zyl, Richard Warner, Agent X, Joanna Yetter, Suzana Zanettos, Ted Zourntos, and Kristyn WatterworthProject Gallery will be hosting a large-format salon style exhibition of contemporary artworks from April 3-13th, entitled the SALON SHOW. The Salon exhibition style was established in 1667 in France ...