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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Inspired by Rembrandt, the impressionists and European comics, Douro, Ontario based artist Rob Niezen explores stories of contrast of colour and of light and dark. He views the ordinary from extraordinary angles or at extraordinary moments. He studied art at Vrije Akademies in The Hague and Delft, the Netherlands, and at the Art School of Peterborough, Canada.
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.
Frank Danielson is an artist based in Toronto, Ontario. He studied in the Visual Arts program at York University. He has held solo exhibitions in Canada, France and Japan. Working in oils, Danielson’s unique compositions often juxtapose geometric patterns or abstracted brushstrokes in the service of representational landscapes.
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.
Unique and compelling, Sutherland’s work provides commentary on both the sociological and biographical realm. Her images evoke emotion and provoke questioning.
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.