What are we really seeing when we look at another person? This is one variant of a question that two new shows at Studio 22 seem to be asking.
Flesh and Bone is a show of two separate, yet complimentary, bodies of work by two unique artists that viewed side by side reminds us of our own mortality and suggests that perhaps beauty is not only skin deep.
Human beings are wonderful actors. Our masks help us get into character and we call on our counterpart as needed to act out the scene as the script requires.
The paintings seen here represent my growing attention to landscapes, with nearly all subjects being only minutes away from my west Niagara studio.
What I experience when I look at Evelyn Rapin’s paintings isn’t quite thought or thinking. No. Rapin’s paintings compel associations that skip like a stone across the pond of memory and insist on a response.
Today Capolongo is perhaps best known for his classic still-life paintings featuring elegant oriental pottery, but recently he has also been painting landscapes in oils and acrylics. His patient approach to creating both still lifes and landscapes is a virtue that viewers can observe and savor.
THE HOUSE THE SPIRIT BUILDS: Coinciding with the Kingston WritersFest happening Sept. 25 to 29, Studio 22 is exhibiting a work that blends the visual and the literary arts.
THE CONCERT SERIES: Rapin’s The Concert Series was inspired by a concert she attended at The Isabel Bader Centre while sitting in the front row in 2017.
Rapin’s work highlights the harmonious intersection of two art forms and encourages the
viewer to explore and celebrate the aesthetics and powerful psychology of music.
The House the Spirit Builds reminds us that joy and inspiration can be found in the smallest
of things and that it is in our quest for a sense of belonging that we are united. The poems and
photographs seen together are an invitation to expand our sense of wonder and our sense that all
things are connected.
What does it mean to have a strong personalized vision in the face of decades of stylistic traditions and particular expectations about cultural art production?