Award-Winning Local Artist brings Ideas to Life at Studio22.
Studio 22 Open Gallery is delighted to present Notionography, an exhibit of new work by Governor General’s Literary Award-winning author and illustrator Wallace Edwards. The Yarker-based artist and beloved children’s book author is a busy man; his paintings and illustrations are found in numerous public and private collections and publications. In addition to his solo exhibition at Studio 22, Edwards will also be launching a new book, What Is Peace?, as part of Kingston’s Writers Fest.
Wallace Edwards loves to play with ideas. The exhibition of new work explores the way our subconscious mind mysteriously manifests and manipulates myriad images, incorporating ideas into imaginative illustrations. “Notionography refers to a deep pool of ideas,”explains the artist. “It’s like snorkeling- I like snorkeling. Things emerge.”
The exhibition, which features pieces Edwards refers to as “found art,” is made up of drawings and collages reworked and reinterpreted from some of his older sketches. The show also features new acrylic paintings on board, which Edwards has dubbed “stark animal portraits,” that represent a bit of a departure for an artist renowned for his elaborately imaginative children’s illustrations. These bold paintings are deceptively simple, inviting the viewer into a thoughtful examination of artistic precision.
Notionography, the wonderful and whimsical world of Wallace Edwards is on display at Studio 22 Open Gallery, from September 27-November 5, 2016.
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