Emerging from isolation ~ Whig Standard – Kamille Parkinson

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.”

JT Winik – Of Two Minds

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.

Margaret Sutherland – Normal Abnormal

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.

Keight MacLean – Eternal

Eternal will be Keight MacLean’s 3rd solo exhibition with Studio22 Fine Art. This latest body of work consists of 30 brand new, never-before-seen, pieces created by the artist in 2022. These surviving portraits celebrate the stories of women who would have otherwise been forgotten. Through images on canvas their stories and voices live on eternally.

Ran Jacob Abstract Art

Studio22 Fine Art is thrilled to introduce emerging artist and abstract painter, Ran Jacob. His latest body of work has been a labor of love for the artist for the past two years. The immensely saturated works that comprise this new exhibit are intended as humorous impressions of the multifaceted nature of our collective lived experiences and the relationships created throughout.

Romancing the Poem

Gananoque artist, Teri Wing, brings the dark romantic prose of Edgar Allen Poe to canvas in second solo show at Studio22 Fine Art.

Canada Obscura

Local artist, Lee Stewart, showcases Pandemic Panorama, in second solo show at Studio22 Fine Art.

United Gratitude

Introducing abstract artist, Leah Hicks, and her new solo show ‘United Gratitude’.

KINTSUGI DRIPS

Kintsugi, also known as kintsukuroi, has become a powerful emblem, not for brokenness, but for wholeness despite the shockwaves in life. It is not about finding beauty in chaos or tragedy, it is a symbol – like the cross is to Christians – of faith and perseverance, of the belief that victory, success and wholeness are often realized through the challenges of life, if we rise to those challenges.

Evelyn Rapin – An Artist and Music

Much of her art practice is an exploration of music and its many facets whether it is a particular musical work, a structure of music or a composer’s creative process. . . . She is a great believer in connections and cross pollination between art forms as she relies on a lifetime of aesthetic influences.

CONVERSATIONS

These paintings and drawings delight in conversations and celebrations. The cakes are inspired by vintage images from Betty Crocker’s New Picture Cookbook from the 60’s given to my mother when she was married. . . . The smaller pastels are about conversations where the objects take the place of people. Larger pieces are a closed circuit of communication, dialogues or soliloquies or larger conversations about more formal elements of a painting.

SLOWING DOWN

There are people in these paintings, but they’re not portraits. They’re about communing with nature, sun warming our shoulders, wind ruffling our hair, grass cool and damp under our bare feet.

Paintings with a Romantic Sensibility by Kamille Parkinson

Perhaps you’ve seen its shiny gold sign in art deco font on the northside of King Street beaming on a sunny day? Next time take a look inside and you’ll find a curation of Canadian art made up of work by 50% local artists and 50% artists from across Canada. Rest assured, you won’t be walking into a stuffy gallery filled with pieces that are only made to be admired from afar. You will find work created by artists inspired by Kingston’s incredible community and Canada’s stunning landscapes.

MISCELLANEA

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.

Studio22: Art Gallery For All – by Tianna Edwards

Perhaps you’ve seen its shiny gold sign in art deco font on the northside of King Street beaming on a sunny day? Next time take a look inside and you’ll find a curation of Canadian art made up of work by 50% local artists and 50% artists from across Canada. Rest assured, you won’t be walking into a stuffy gallery filled with pieces that are only made to be admired from afar. You will find work created by artists inspired by Kingston’s incredible community and Canada’s stunning landscapes.

2020 Visions Exhibitions Launched at Studio22 Open Gallery – by Kamille Parkinson

With a nod to the expression “20/20 vision,” Studio 22 Open Gallery on Market Square has launched a series of exhibitions for 2020 called “It’s a Vision Idiom.” . . . . The first of the series, titled “More than Meets the Eye,” has recently opened and features the work of painter Norman Takeuchi and fibre artist Phillida Hargreaves.

NEW BEGINNINGS

“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.