In the Open Gallery

FALL 2021

These paintings and drawings delight in conversations and celebrations. The cakes are inspired by vintage images from Betty Crocker’s New Picture Cookbook from the 60’s given to my mother when she was married. . . . The smaller pastels are about conversations where the objects take the place of people. Larger pieces are a closed circuit of communication, dialogues or soliloquies or larger conversations about more formal elements of a painting.
There are people in these paintings, but they’re not portraits. They’re about communing with nature, sun warming our shoulders, wind ruffling our hair, grass cool and damp under our bare feet.
Overall, Miscellanea is playful but sometimes dark, humorous but sometimes sad, and occasionally mysterious for no good reason at all. As always, it’s the audience who tells the stories.

Featured Artists

Evelyn Rapin

Making the invisible visible is central to my music inspired works, and the writings of these experts have supplied infinite inspiration.

Lee Stewart

Kingston-based artist, Lee Stewart was born and raised in Kashechewan, a small remote reserve on James Bay, Northern Ontario, spent years in the Rideau Lakes region, and studied art history at Carleton. Stewart’s cultural influences are as vast as his experience, without hierarchy or elevated status. As a self-taught artist, Stewart’s experimentation, innate curiosity, and openness continue to shape his evolving style.

Frank Danielson

Canadian painter, Frank Danielson, has been working as a full-time artist since the 1990’s. He is presently based in Sudbury, Ontario where he spent his early years surrounded by the vastness of the iconic Canadian landscape. While he primarily focusses on the natural beauty of northern Ontario his time spent living and working in Toronto, Kingston and Montreal has also influenced his subject matter. He studied at York University in Toronto and completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1995. Frank has worked in both oils and acrylics and his work has sold in many galleries in Canada as well as to private collections in Japan and Australia.
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2020 Visions Exhibitions Launched at Studio22 Open Gallery – by Kamille Parkinson

With a nod to the expression “20/20 vision,” Studio 22 Open Gallery on Market Square has launched a series of exhibitions for 2020 called “It’s a Vision Idiom.” . . . . The first of the series, titled “More than Meets the Eye,” has recently opened and features the work of painter Norman Takeuchi and fibre artist Phillida Hargreaves.

What lies beneath – by Kamille Parkinson

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.

Studio22 confronts self-image in newest exhibits – Queen’s Journal

Studio 22’s latest exhibition forces viewers to confront challenging questions about beauty, mortality, and self-image.

Evelyn Rapin: The Nature of Art

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.