A summer display of the newest work by our artists.
"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.
Leah Hicks is an Ottawa based abstract, acrylic and multimedia artist.
She is currently displaying works at Arta Gallery in Toronto’s Distillery District, Studio 87 Gallery in Perth, and Santini Gallery in Ottawa, Ontario.
Her work has been heavily collected by the Federal Government of Canada as well as held in many private collections.
Working in a broad range of mediums and subjects, artist, illustrator and graphic designer Vadim Vaskovsky takes inspiration from various locales and themes, including his adopted home in Prince Edward County. His gifted use of colour captures the uniqueness of light on the landscape and ignites the imagination in reminiscence.
Robert Blenderman has been painting for over 50 years, often making his beloved adopted home of Kingston the subject. Working predominantly in oils, his vast body of work ranges from classical realist and impressionist still lives and landscapes to pure abstraction.
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.
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.
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