artNOW – October 2018

Featuring works by Connie Van Rijn, Amy Malbeuf, Jamie Macaulay, Jordan Dunlop, Justine Bauer, Jaqueline Quinn, Donna Ireland, Kerri Niemi, Joe Stable, and more

A detail from Jordan Dunlop's painting 'On a Thread to Connect All Others'. This piece will be on display alongside a selection of Jordan's recent work at the Star X Gallery, opening on Friday, October 5th at 6 p.m. (Photo courtesy of Star X)
A detail from Jordan Dunlop's painting 'On a Thread to Connect All Others'. This piece will be on display alongside a selection of Jordan's recent work at the Star X Gallery, opening on Friday, October 5th at 6 p.m. (Photo courtesy of Star X)

This October, we have new exhibits at the Art Gallery of Peterborough: ‘Glimmer of the Radiant real’ featuring the work of nine selected artists, and ‘Wonder Land’ by Connie Van Rijn.

A First Friday Art Crawl is on the horizon featuring Jamie Macaulay at Evans Contemporary, Jordan Dunlop at Star X, Justine Bauer at Coeur Nouveau, and ‘New Faces’, a group show at Acme Art & Sailboat Co including new paintings by Joe Stable.

The Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio is currently showing a series of abstract works by members, and later this month will host a show of work by the Outdoor Painters Group.

Artspace is currently showing an installation ‘Tensions’ by Amy Malbeuf, and will have a curator’s talk about the exhibit at Artspace on October 10th beginning at 7 p.m.


Sanaz Mazinani's piece 'Threshold'; video, mirrored acrylic, wood and silicone, 2015. (Photo courtesy of the artist and Stephen Bulger Gallery)
Sanaz Mazinani’s piece ‘Threshold’; video, mirrored acrylic, wood and silicone, 2015. (Photo courtesy of the artist and Stephen Bulger Gallery)

This group show features work by nine different creators: Katie Bethune-Leamen, the Broadbent Sisters, Daniel Griffin Hunt, Sanaz Mazinani, Sandy Plotnikoff, Mary Pratt, Cole Swanson, Catherine Telford-Keogh and Xiaojing Yan.

Their collective works play on our desire for transcendence, utilising surfaces that sparkle, shine and glimmer. We are drawn in by the play of light across and through these surfaces, and brought to uncertain places as we experience and muse on these creations. Presenting Partner: Partners in Art. Media Sponsor: Akimbo.

Drop by the opening reception and experience the show for yourselves on Saturday, October 13th at 2 p.m.. The exhibition will be on display until January 6th, 2019.

The Art Gallery of Peterborough is located at 250 Crescent Street in downtown Peterborough and is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. It offers free admission, barrier-free access, and a gallery shop. Parking is available in the Del Crary lot. For more information, call 705-743-9179 or visit agp.on.ca.

 

 'Conflagration Oil' (oil stick on Mylar, 2018) by Connie van Rijn. (Photo courtesy of the Art Gallery of Peterborough)

‘Conflagration Oil’ (oil stick on Mylar, 2018) by Connie van Rijn. (Photo courtesy of the Art Gallery of Peterborough)

In this exhibit of nine new pieces by Connie Van Rijn, the artist works with layers of abstraction and representation to create rich, emotive compositions.

Colour and texture reveal themselves as light travels across these layered surfaces.

There will be an opening reception for this show, as well as ‘Glimmers of the Radiant Real’ on Saturday, October 13th at 2 p.m. The exhibition will be on display until January 6th, 2019.

The Art Gallery of Peterborough is located at 250 Crescent Street in downtown Peterborough and is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. It offers free admission, barrier-free access, and a gallery shop. Parking is available in the Del Crary lot. For more information, call 705-743-9179 or visit agp.on.ca.

 

Artspace features ‘Tensions’ by Amy Malbeuf and a curator’s talk

'Tensions' by Amy Malbeuf, on display at Artspace. (Photo courtesy of Artspace)
‘Tensions’ by Amy Malbeuf, on display at Artspace. (Photo courtesy of Artspace)

‘Tensions’ is a body of work conceptually centred around various notions of tension. Using utilitarian materials such as tarp, Amy Malbeuf creates symbolic objects which connote her culture and historic connection to the land.

The installations ultimately represent tensions that arise, both physical and mental, in connection to her Métis heritage and cultural identity.

The exhibit will be on display until Saturday, October 20th, with a curator’s talk coming up on Wednesday, October 10th at 7 p.m., at Artspace. This talk is free of charge, and open to the public.

Please drop in and find out more about the work of this acclaimed artist.

Artspace is located at 378 Aylmer Street in downtown Peterborough and offers barrier-free access (to all but Gallery 2, formerly known as the Mudroom) and free admission during regular open hours: Tuesday to Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Parking is available in the municipal lot on Hunter Street between Aylmer and George. For more information, call 705-748-3883 or visit artspace-arc.org.

 

Evans Contemporary presents ‘Notes on Plot’ by Jamie Macaulay

'An Unreliable Year' (2018, oil on panel, 12x9") by Jamie Macaulay. (Photo courtesy of Evans Contemporary)
‘An Unreliable Year’ (2018, oil on panel, 12×9″) by Jamie Macaulay. (Photo courtesy of Evans Contemporary)

The work of Jamie Macaulay is rooted in an interest in architecture, topography and landscape.

‘Notes on Plot’ presents us with a series of visually poetic reflections and interpretations in the form of abstracted drawings and paintings.

The exhibit will be on display from Friday, October 5th until Saturday, October 27th, with an opening reception as part of the First Friday Art Crawl on October 5th from 6 to 11 p.m.

Evans Contemporary is located at #2 Banker’s Common in downtown Peterborough. For more information, visit www.evanscontemporary.com or contact Paolo Fortin at evanscontemporary@gmail.com.

 

Recent paintings by Jordan Dunlop at Star X

'Gaudi's Requiem' by Jordan Dunlop. (Photo courtesy of Star X Gallery)
‘Gaudi’s Requiem’ by Jordan Dunlop. (Photo courtesy of Star X Gallery)

The recent paintings of artist Jordan Dunlop are explorations in gestural abstraction.

Jordan’s work is imbued with a sense of freedom and immediacy. Bright shapes and free-flowing forms radiate energy as one views these colourful pieces.

An opening reception will be held on Friday October 5th, 2018 from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. as part of the First Friday Art Crawl.

The show will be on display until October 27th.

Star X is located at 129-1/2 Hunter St. West, 3rd floor, in downtown Peterborough. Regular hours of operation are Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m.

 

Coeur Nouveau presents new work by Justine Bauer

A still from one of Justine Bauer's new videos. (Photo courtesy of Coeur Nouveau)
A still from one of Justine Bauer’s new videos. (Photo courtesy of Coeur Nouveau)

Experimental filmmaker and photographer Justine Bauer has just finished a summer residency at Coeur Nouveau.

Drop by the gallery this October to see what new videos and photographs have developed over the course of her stay.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 5th from 6 to 11 p.m. as part of the First Friday Art Crawl. Her work will be on display until Saturday, October 27th.

Coeur Nouveau is located on the 2nd floor of the Commerce Building at 129-1/2 Hunter St. West in downtown Peterborough.

 

Acme Art and Sailboat Company presents ‘New Faces’ and new paintings by Joe Stable

One of Joe Stable's new paintings. (Photo courtesy of the artist)
One of Joe Stable’s new paintings. (Photo courtesy of the artist)

This October, Acme will host a show of new work by Jaqueline Quinn, Donna Ireland, and Kerri Niemi.

The opening reception for ‘New Faces’ will be held in conjunction with the first Friday Art Crawl and a show of new paintings by Joe Stable (pictured above) will also be on display.

Drop by on opening night on October 5th from 6 to 11 p.m. to meet the artists and have a few refreshments.

Acme Art and Sailboat Company is located at 129-1/2 Hunter Street West, 3rd floor, in downtown Peterborough. Hours of operation are variable, please check Acme’s Facebook page.

 

A detail from 'Curiosity Satisfied' by Barbara Reeves, one of the works on display until October 21st at the Kawartha Artists' Gallery and Studio as part of the "Driven to Abstraction" members' group show. (Photo courtesy of Kawartha Artists' Gallery and Studio)
A detail from ‘Curiosity Satisfied’ by Barbara Reeves, one of the works on display until October 21st at the Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio as part of the “Driven to Abstraction” members’ group show. (Photo courtesy of Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio)

‘Driven to Abstraction’, a members’ group show of abstract art, is currently on display at Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio until Sunday, October 21st.

Beginning on Wednesday, October 24th, there will be another exhibit entitled ‘Nature’s Splendour’ . This will be comprised of nature scenes painted by the Outdoor Painters Group. The opening reception for this next exhibit will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 28th.

Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio is a not-for-profit artist’s co-operative, located at 420 O’Connell Road in Peterborough. Hours of operation are Wednesday to Sunday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.kawarthaartists.org.

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