In the Open Gallery

FALL 2021

"Some years ago, as a way of coming to terms with my ethnicity, I began integrating into my predominantly abstract paintings images from traditional Japanese woodblock prints to illustrate the concept of duality - of being Japanese and Canadian.
"Rocks are the exposed bones of the earth. Their size, solidity and longevity appeal to me, and the forces that form and sculpt them intrigue me."

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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Women United reception sparks conversation about issues facing women and girls in the community

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.

Greater Sudbury’s miners inspires artist

“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.”

Enigma Variations: or “The Beauty of Awkwardness”. JT Winik at Studio22

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.

Studio22: A Little Bit of Everything

While there is good representation of work by local artists, Studio 22 also exhibits the work of artists from across Canada, which provides for a deal of diversity in the collection. Indeed, there is a little bit of everything at Studio 22, with work in most media and genres (though not craft), including sculptural work in metal as well as in marble, which one doesn’t often see in local commercial galleries. There is an array of subject matter, from landscapes and figural work to fanciful, abstract and non-representational art — and more, so much more.