Margaret Sutherland is one such artist who sought varied means to engage with her art production in relative isolation. The results of her challenges were in an exhibition at Studio 22 on the Market Square, which ended on Friday. Titled “Normal/Abnormal,” the exhibition traced (in the artist’s own words) her “bumpy, frequently interrupted artistic and personal ride of the past three years.”
This new exhibit will be JT Winik’s 3rd solo exhibition with Studio22 Fine Art. This latest body of work addresses the challenges of painting abstracts vs figurative works as well as speaks to the interplay between them and how working on both influences the processes of each.
This new exhibit will be Margaret Sutherland’s 3rd solo exhibition with Studio22 Fine Art. This latest collection of work traces the artist’s challenging and frequently interrupted artistic and personal journey of the past three years.
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.
Ending the decade and kicking off 2020 in a BIG way! Have you spent the better part of 2019 staring at blank walls? Have you dreamed of finding a perfect one-of-a-kind signature piece for your home or office? 2019 has been a great year for Studio22. We have had 8 successful solo shows as well as acquired a number of fabulous new artists. […]
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.
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.
Thematically, Winik’s new paintings are composed of two main series; Girl(s) in a Corner and Female Circus Performers. The first series depicts young women in party dresses, sitting alone in corners, confronting the viewer face on. The simplicity of the theme allows the artist’s process to focus solely on interacting with mark-making until a figure forms, each with its own personality and attitude. Sometimes these girls appear a bit broken, other times they challenge the viewer, but mostly there’s a bit of both. It is that merging of conflicting senses that keeps the audience intrigued – with strength and vulnerability co-habiting as they so often do in real life.
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.
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.
“As a visual artist, I often explore themes of isolation, introspection and the fusion of contrary states of being.”
The works suggest moments of solitude as well as intimate pairings, illustrations of what it means to be close to nature and to one another.
His nightscapes show the dream world of our cities created by artificial lights. Rainy night reflections create bursts of colour, and reveal our theatrical surroundings. These paintings are a testament to the vibrancy of the city, and vary from broader contextual city views, to close-ups that render more abstract compositions, as the artificial lights create magic on small and large scale.
Audio interview with artist Margaret Sutherland
We are besieged with ever more images but less awareness of what we are doing to ourselves and our world.
Avi Jacob talks with Susan Oomen about her new exhibit ‘Interludes’ as the new work arrives at the gallery and is prepared for hanging.
Gallery of 15 paintings currently on exhibit until July 12th.
Gallery of Erika’s artwork on exhibit until July 12th, 2015
Description and artist statement for Susan Oomen’s upcoming exhibit of oil paintings.