10 New Works from Lee Stewart
Her oeuvre so far has consisted mainly of found materials wired, welded, painted, sculpted, stitched, etc. according to whim and whimsy.
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.
Keight MacLean is a Toronto based painter, originally from the Kingston region, an alumna of OCAD University and the school’s prestigious Florence Program. Intrigued by our connection to the distant past and the historical treatment of women, MacLean’s work combines elements of Baroque and Renaissance painting with modern and experimental techniques.
LOST PORTRAITS, her latest body of work, features MacLean’s traditionally inspired portraits, presented with a contemporary twist, such as fluorescent spray paint, re-harvested artists’ mediums and destructive techniques.
Influenced by textiles and quilts and the way they are created and combined, Laundy’s technique involves cutting and arranging the same image, a series of images, or parts of images.
Using light and colour, shadows and reflections, Niezen depicts table tops filled with glassware that sparkle and shine, signifying the joy of living life to its fullest.
2 great Canadian things to celebrate July 1st, 2017 – CANADA & ART
Kinston based painter JT Winik seeks to capture the fine balance that binds opposites. A keen observer, her paintings merge beauty and awkwardness, freedom and control, fragility and strength, often evoking a strong emotional sense of discomfort in their portrayal of beauty. Highly regarded, her paintings are shown in Canada and Europe, and featured in magazines, books and book covers, internationally.
“As a visual artist, I often explore themes of isolation, introspection and the fusion of contrary states of being.”
Working in a variety of forms, from painting and graphic arts to humorist drawing, Osvaldo González Herrera studied art in his native Cuba. In 2013, Herrera relocated to Montreal, where he continues to work as a painter and graphic artist. His work has been shown in several solo and collective exhibitions, both in Cuba and internationally.
The recycled cans, rusted and corroded through patinas, lend themselves to an implied critique of our current environmental practices, a reminder that two thirds of the original wetlands have been lost.