ShopTalk with artist Keight MacLean will explore the background and inspiration for her latest exhibit, 'PERSISTENT', focused on historical female portraits with a modern, contemporary twist.
JUNE / JULY / AUGUST SUMMER 2019 Featured Artists Pamela Carter • Margaret Hughes • IMAMess... • Lee Stewart • Norman Takeuchi• Vadim Vaskovsky • Teri Wing • JT Winik
Bulgarian born and Sudbury-based artist Neli Nenkova chooses women as the dominant subject of her powerful work, in a provocative approach to address contemporary issues facing society. Influenced by the Italian masters of the High Renaissance and the ideas of the Surrealist movement, Nenkova uses her images to turn beauty into a form of questioning.
Teresa Mrozicka, based in Sydenham, Ontario, is perhaps best known for her unique three-dimensional pointillism. Always developing her practice, Mrozicka continues to explore new techniques, returning often to familiar themes, and creating rich and energetic works which pulse with soul.
Stefan Duerst is a sculptor working predominantly in fabricated and forged steel, designed for domestic and outdoor installation. His pieces are abstract, exploring archaic forms, space/non-space relations, and the use of colour. Originally from Germany, Duerst has devoted his idyllic piece of the Canadian shield to a sculpture park, located in in Godfrey, Ontario.
A Kingston native, Bernard Clark has been exhibiting his fine art images for over 25 years. His photographic works often revolve around the theme of icons; whether portraiture or cityscsape, his subjects are elevated to a status evoking veneration.
There are some artworks that grab you immediately when you first encounter them. There’s sometimes no rhyme or reason to it, and it might be something that is completely outside of what you think you normally like, but there it is – you’re smitten. By the same token, there is some artwork that you don’t think much of, at first glance anyway. But your eyes keep sliding back to it, again and again, though you’re not sure why. Intrigued, you return to the artwork to look at it more closely, to pay attention to it. These are the types of...
Women helping local women – that was the theme of the United Way KFL&A’s first Women United reception of the year on April 4. The event was held at Studio 22 Gallery and invited women in the community who are Leaders of the Way to attend, learn more about the issues facing women locally and have conversations on how to prevent those issues.
“We can find inspiration everywhere,” Nenkova said this week. “Living in Sudbury we are surrounded by stories of hardship, persistence and success, especially as they relate to mining. We need to remember that while most of us want to enjoy material things, such as cars, houses, or the latest iPhone, few of us appreciate the real price paid by the people who tirelessly worked underground to make these things possible.”
JT probably needs little introduction, but for those who have yet to discover her works, she is an internationally respected Canadian figurative painter with a strong and mysterious narrative running through each piece addressing themes of isolation, introspection and I suspect perhaps adversity or even abuse. She has exhibited in Canada, Holland and Mexico and is represented by galleries from Amsterdam, Kingston, Montreal and Toronto.