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Upcoming Exhibitions

Landscape X 7
Saturday, January 10, 2015 - Saturday, January 31, 2015
Artist reception: Saturday, January 10, 2015 1-4 pm
at 730 11th Ave SW
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Nuance, 2014
Mixed Media on Panel with Resin
40" x 80"

Newzones is excited to announce “LANDSCAPE X 7”, a group exhibit, this January 10 – 31.

“LANDSCAPE X 7” features artworks from seven artists that explore the landscape genre with a contemporary eye and process. Utilizing various media including oil painting and photography, each artist tests the boundaries of landscape as we perceive it, presenting a distinctive outlook on the field in both technique and concept.

Together, “Landscape X 7” offers a stimulating dialogue around the conventional understanding of landscape. Themes of identity, conservation and the tension between natural and constructed realities are addressed. Some document the natural magnificence of our surroundings, others manipulate or re-imagine it entirely. The feelings invoked range from calm and somber to vibrantly playful.

Artists included: Dianne Bos (Calgary), Chaki (Toronto), John Folsom (Atlanta), Peter Hoffer (Berlin), Holly King (Montreal), Don Pollack (Illinois), and Pat Service (Vancouver).

Virginia Mak - "Character Reference"
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - Saturday, March 7, 2015
Artist reception: Saturday, February 7, 2015 1-4pm
at 730 11th Ave SW
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Character Reference 5, 2013 ed/10
47" x 47"

Newzones is pleased to announce "Character Reference", a solo exhibition by Virginia Mak.

Pushing photography beyond traditional limits, Mak explores the visual possibilities of the medium. Known for its soft focus and minimized light values, her work disrupts the boundary between painting and photography.

"Character Reference" consists of portraits drawn from figures in literature, folklore and mythology and represents contemporary allusions to characters such as Anne Elliott from Jane Austin's novel "Persuasion", the legend of Daphne and Apollo, and the painter Rockwell Kent in Michael Winter's novel "The Big Why". Using film, in-camera soft focus, minimized light values and colours, Mak visually depicts these fictional characters and re-imagines the narrative.

Born in Hong Kong, Mak graduated with a Philosophy Degree from the University of Calgary. She went on to study Photography at The Ontario College of Art. She is a recipient of project, exhibition and travel grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Mak's photography can be found in the corporate collections of Encana and Nordstrom as well as private collections throughout North America and internationally.

"Perception" - Group Show
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - Saturday, March 7, 2015
Artist reception: Saturday, February 7, 2015 1-4 pm
at 730 11th Ave SW
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Finding a New Way, 2013, ed/7
Photograph Face Mounted To Plexi
41" x 43"

Newzones is pleased to present “Perception”, running concurrently with Exposure 2015: Alberta’s Photography Festival.

“Perception” is an exciting presentation of Newzones' process-driven and photo-based artists, curated to showcase the methods that are employed in their creative process.

With the photograph at the core, “Perception” will explore artwork that is manipulated in many fashions: by way of hand with a selection of media, where photography becomes mixed with wax, paint or Plexiglas. Other artists use pinhole cameras or Polaroid film to achieve a specific effect, and some utilize digital means to create and alter the images, resulting in a different effect altogether. With all of these varying methods, it's up to the viewer to determine how the photos are created.

The exhibition will feature photographers Dianne Bos (Calgary), Franco DeFrancesca (Toronto), John Folsom (Atlanta, GA), James Holroyd (Calgary), Joshua Jensen-Nagle (Toronto), Holly King (Montreal), Stuart McCall (Vancouver), and Sarah Nind (Toronto).