THE HOUSE THE SPIRIT BUILDS: Coinciding with the Kingston WritersFest happening Sept. 25 to 29, Studio 22 is exhibiting a work that blends the visual and the literary arts.
THE CONCERT SERIES: Rapin’s The Concert Series was inspired by a concert she attended at The Isabel Bader Centre while sitting in the front row in 2017.
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.
The House the Spirit Builds reminds us that joy and inspiration can be found in the smallest
of things and that it is in our quest for a sense of belonging that we are united. The poems and
photographs seen together are an invitation to expand our sense of wonder and our sense that all
things are connected.
What does it mean to have a strong personalized vision in the face of decades of stylistic traditions and particular expectations about cultural art production?
Persistent explores women living their lives, pushing past adversity and trying times to achieve their goals during an era when women were seen first as their gender, and second as people.
ShopTalk with artist Keight MacLean will explore the background and inspiration for her latest exhibit, ‘PERSISTENT’, focused on historical female portraits with a modern, contemporary twist.
This Thursday May 16th, the gallery begins our seasonal night hours. We will be open late on both Thursdays and Fridays until 8 pm.
Don’t miss the Spring downtown art gallery tour. 7 to 10 pm Friday May 24th.
Nenkova’s pieces do more than visually captivate the viewer; through the use of vibrant colour and brushstroke, the artist’s work succeeds in not only capturing the improvisational element unique to this music genre, but also immortalizing the soulful creativity of these larger than life legends.
New works from Bernard Clark’s ongoing Notorious Series Bernard Clark likes working in series. Known for his Tattoo Portrait series, he has also explored numerous other sets of work. At Studio22, we have seen Musician and Artist Portraits, Hotel signs, Pop Art signs and Camera series. His newest effort, Celebrity Mugshots, is part of Clark’s […]
I believe my interest in people started at a very young age, when I was told to sit still and quiet, which was usually at church or a waiting room. I would be handed a pen and old grocery list or envelope from Mums bag, I would draw other people also waiting.
Bones of the Earth can mean something as simple as the physical components that make up our landscape but it can — at times — be about the deeper story behind those components.
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.
Seasonal exhibit featuring new works by a grouping of our represented artists.
As the story of ‘Woodrow At Sea’ compels the contemplation of the meaning of friendship, generosity and the importance of supporting those around us enduring hardships, perhaps one of the most special features of the exhibit is the love and compassion the artist exudes for animals, both real and fantastical, and his commitment to animal welfare and advocacy
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.
“Wallace Edwards’s expressive paintings give the experience of an art gallery in book form, and his sense of play and boundless imagination are guaranteed to ignite creativity and expression.”