Newzones is pleased to present, "Dark Nights and Quiet Rooms", a solo exhibition of new photographs by Joshua Jensen-Nagle.
A process-oriented artist, Joshua Jensen-Nagle has explored the use of photography as a medium to create, rather than to document a reality. His photographs are altered multiple times, using filters of glass, smoke and water to name only a few. By employing such manipulations, the artist's photographs create strong feelings of nostalgia and reflection. Upon viewing the images, a memory is triggered. One is reminded of a particular time in life and the emotions and memories resurface. Often, small details of a photograph are lost through the processes, creating a dream state offering fantasy and illusion to viewers, yet still allowing one to recognize the places which are being depicted.
Joshua Jensen-Nagle received a BFA at Ryerson University 2004 and has since participated in over 70 solo and group exhibitions across North America, including "Through the Looking Glass" at the Glenbow Museum in 2008. He has been featured in numerous periodicals such as Harper's Magazine, Toronto Life, Photolife Magazine, National Post, Globe and Mail, Calgary Herald, Swerve, Canadian Art, Galleries West, FFWD, and Canadian House and Home. His artwork can be found in private and corporate collections world-wide, including those of Cirque de Soleil, Ryerson University, First Energy Petroleum Ltd, and MasterCard, to name a few.
Vicky Chrisou: "Glimpse"
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Saturday, March 21, 2014
Newzones is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings entitled "Glimpse", by Vicky Christou.
Vicky Christou continues to explore the material properties of paint within the form of the grid. The metaphor of the shield and veil inform the poetic interplay of these paint-constructed bas-relief works. Gridded layers of acrylic impasto suggestive of an architectural tapestry, thread throughout the top surface offering varying glimpses into the work depending on the viewer's approach. The protected ground, enveloped by these layers, becomes an inner invisible absence.
Christou's paintings evoke the ambiguity of what is left unseen, the intangible and emotive. Colored accumulated paint lines are seemingly cast out for a thematic search of the form, inviting an optical unity between the solidity and illusionary devices of pigment.
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Christou immigrated to Canada in 1969 and is a graduate of the Emily Carr College of Art and Design. She has been exhibited widely in Western Canada and is a regular participant in the annual East Side Culture Crawl in Vancouver.
Colleen Philippi: "Butterfly Effect"
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014, 1 - 4 pm
730 11th Ave SW
Newzones is pleased to present "Butterfly Effect", a solo exhibit by Calgarian artist, Colleen Philippi.
Colleen Philippi's artwork immediately captures the attention of the viewer. A sense of mysticism comes from her highly creative and personal visual vocabulary of secrets, treasure, allegories, astronomy, poetry and memory.
In her new series, Philippi contemplates and addresses how our lives are alternately formed of chaos and our attempts to create order from such chaos. Thoughts of, regrets for and daydreams of the life one has and the life that might have been, mix in our conscious and unconscious minds. Suffering and joy, despondency and elation coexist: informing, enhancing and highlighting one another.
The evolution of this series is described by Philippi:
"Until three years ago, my approach to these was largely a 'freewheelingly' intuitive one, a casual antidote to the more structured approach of my other work. The desire to 'just paint' stirred an interest in developing a personal abstract language."
This personal language draws from the history of Philippi's practice: the grid, pattern, colour studies, painted objects and figures, landscape, natural imagery, Matisse cut out shapes and Twombly scribbles. All of these elements, combined with an interest in exploring both layering and obliteration, open a rich vein to unearth personal depth and truth.
"I have uncovered many things in this work, but the most magical have been that chaos can be an organizing principle and that additive can eventually become subtractive. Out of an evolving slow motion process come works possessed of a stillness, elation and complexity", states Philippi.
Colleen Philippi received her BFA from the University of Alberta in 1982. Since then she has been showing internationally at art fairs with Newzones. Besides finding her magical assemblages in private, corporate, and museum collections, locally, nationally, and internationally, she has completed commissions for Rotary Flames House, Calgary, AB., Island Hospital Anacortes, Seattle, WA, Swedish Foundation, Seattle, WA, and Pason Systems Ltd, Calgary, AB., amongst others.
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