Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce “Round About Midnight”, a solo exhibition by Pat Service.
Through this series, Pat Service presents landscapes that contain some of the mystery of jazz music many decades past. Service responds to the landscape with instinctive, expressive and colourful brush strokes, producing in her paintings the textures of nature, the shifting of light and a personal reaction to her surroundings. The paintings' surfaces are marked with expressive colour, reflecting the subtleties of light in both the sky and water. She takes nature as a starting point, and drawing from a tradition of Post-Impressionism and Fauvism, uses surprising colours and intuitive paint application to evoke the spirit of a place.
Born in Alberni, British Columbia, Pat Service received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia, and studied part-time at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. She has also participated in numerous artist workshops including The Triangle Artists' Workshop in upstate New York and The Emma Lake Artists' Workshop at the University of Saskatchewan. Pat Service has exhibited widely across Canada as well as internationally. Her work is included in many public and corporate collections including the Canada Council Art Bank, Edmonton Art Gallery, and Mendel Art Gallery.
Don Maynard: "Following The Afterthought"
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Newzones is pleased to present “Following the Afterthought”, a solo exhibition by Don Maynard.
“Following the Afterthought” brings together works created with multiple layers of mylar and acrylic ink. Visual information is intentionally obscured to create a palimpsest of visual conversations. Although Maynard’s work is rooted in an abstract and a minimalist aesthetic, water and landscape imagery inform the pieces. These works are part of a series that references the movement of energy. Maynard’s painting is a rich exploration of markings and gestures. His paintings become carefully built up surfaces - layer upon layer of texture - revealing subtle traces of symbols and graphic iconography. Various traditional and industrial materials create his highly textured surfaces.
Maynard has exhibited across Canada and the United States since 1990. His work is in the collection of The Department of Foreign Affairs, University of Toronto, and the Canada Council Art Bank to name a few. He has been the subject of a half hour segment of “Adrienne Clarkson Presents” produced by the CBC. Maynard has been featured in articles by many publications such as Canadian Art Magazine and the Globe and Mail.
Marie Lannoo: "Kin"
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce “KIN”, a solo exhibition by Marie Lannoo.
At first glance, grass just looks green. When you look a little closer however, you begin to notice that there are many different shades of green that when combined, equal green. Each blade is affected by light, by location and by surrounding blades. It is the cumulative effect of these interconnected blades that make what we see as green possible.
Through the series “KIN”, Marie Lannoo uses the language of color to accumulate, connect, combine, transform, and interact. By breaking down each hue into incremental parts of increasing intensity and then layering each part over others, different iterations of one color interact with other colors in a slow, steady chromatic progression. One color transforms into another through connection, accumulation, and interaction. Much like us!
Lannoo was born in 1954 in Delhi, Ontario. She attended the University of Saskatchewan and studied painting at the Banff School of Arts as well as in Virton, Belgium. Her work has been shown in exhibitions throughout Canada including a solo exhibition at the Mendel Art Gallery, which toured internationally. Her work has been collected by The Government of Alberta, Canada Council Art Bank, University of Saskatchewan, and many more.
Dianne Bos: “The Sleeping Green"
Saturday, October 2, 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce “The Sleeping Green, No Man’s Land 100 Years Later”, a solo exhibition by Dianne Bos.
Through this series, Dianne Bos examines the historic battlegrounds of World War I. The pinhole photography techniques she uses produce still images of a passage of time. She explores how time has changed the landscape of these historic battlegrounds 100 years later. In ways other than the presence of memorials, does a memory of that past persist at these sites? Tens of thousands of people who were killed in that war are part of the landscape. Is there a memory in the soil, water, plants, and trees of their presence? Does an echo of war still resonate in the sky above?
If you are a follower of pinhole photography, chances are that you are aware of photographer Dianne Bos. Bos has exhibited internationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions since 1981 and her pinhole photographs have been included in important international exhibitions in Italy, Spain, France, Syria, and Japan as well as solo exhibitions across Canada. These include ‘Light Echo’, an innovative installation at the McMaster Museum of Art linking celestial and earthly history in collaboration with astronomer Doug Welch; It's You!: Unexpected Photographs from Papua New Guinea, at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Art Gallery, PEI.; and Reading Room at the Cambridge Galleries, which explored the book as a camera. In 2011, Bos was also awarded the public art design commission by the City of Calgary for its lamp-post banners.
"The Line" - Group Show
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Newzones is pleased to announce the “THE LINE”, a group show featuring William Perehudoff, Bradley Harms, and Michael Batty.
While the works by these artists are stylistically different, they all deal with the physical “line”. William
Perehudoff (1918-2013), employs the line in his formalist abstract paintings through the use of vivid color. As William stated about his work: “My paintings carry no other message but the surprise, spontaneity and optimism of colour.”
Bradley Harms, works on the front lines of the new wave of Canadian Abstractionism. Digressing from using strictly color to evoke emotion, Harms trumps the manufactured aesthetic with meticulously delicate modulated lines that are hand applied to the canvas. Whereas Michael Batty, the youngest of the artists, paints with intuitive colour combinations and free flowing compositions that represent the beauty generated by the accumulation of simplicity.
A sense of lineage is created through the exhibition, linking these artists through space and time by each of their distinct use of the “line”.
"Deck The Walls!" - Group Show
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Newzones is pleased to announce the much-anticipated return of our holiday “Deck the Walls” exhibition!
Ever evolving, Deck the Walls! will present itself as an entire wall of small-to-medium sized artworks, perfect for gift-giving this holiday season. This salon-inspired exhibition will aim to entice viewers to give the spectacular gift of art for the holidays. Deck the Walls! is a fabulous opportunity to display a wide variety of artworks for all to enjoy. There is something for everyone!
Newzones will show work by a many gallery artists, such as Calgary-based Bradley Harms, Colleen Philippi and pinhole photographer Dianne Bos. Favourite painters like Kevin Sonmor, Anda Kubis, and Marie Lannoo will also be highlighted. Photo-based artists such as James Holroyd, Franco DeFrancesca, and Joshua Jensen-Nagle will be included. And not to be forgotten are Cathy Daley's iconic drawings of the female form.
Deck the Walls! is sure to inspire some wonderful gift-giving ideas - this event is not to be missed!
So, come one, come all, and take delight in our spectacular holiday wall!
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