Showing from Jun 3 – Sept 29, 2019
Opening Reception: Jun 9, from 12 – 1 pm
Neighbourhood Gallery North:
Larger Than Life – Abstract Paintings by Jim Taylor
Visually I keep myself engaged as an experimental free abstract painter, a high realist draughtsman (I do large-scale home renderings on commission) and a scenic artist in the Toronto film industry. I also have professional experience in education, social work, music performance and various aspects of art production. Most recently I’ve been proud to work in historical and archival research in support of the Inuit collective Isuma’s exhibit representing Canada at the 2019 Venice Biennale. This work deals with Canadian Arctic sovereignty and the forced settlement of Inuit during the 1950s- 60s. I love travel (food for an artist!), the study of history, and like to speak Spanish whenever possible. As well, I have a long-standing romance with my basses playing soul, funk and whatever moves me.
Neighbourhood Gallery South:
Abstract Thoughts as Paintings – Group Show
The premise for this show was abstract art that came from something that was not technique driven but idea driven.
Some of the artists responded to emotions and aspects of life; family, health and spirituality (Moran, Duda, Getchell, Shalmon). For Lindell, it was response to stimuli in the work place using the cast-offs of the CGC machine as the starting-off point. For others, it was a response to the world around them as landscapes, or still life (Boedecker, Deeth, Laidley Arn, Renzetti, Walder, Lual).
Regardless of where the Artist was starting & where they ended up, the viewer is invited to enjoy the works and interpret them however they choose.
That is the beauty of abstraction; other stories and thoughts come out with each viewer and viewing.
– Lauren McKinley Renzetti
Artists included in this show:
Maren Bodeker, Jake Deeth, Gwen Duda, Rebekah Getchell, Carolyn Laidley Arn, Andrew Lindell, Abuk Lual, Daniel Moran, Lauren Renzetti, Talie Shalmon, Joan Walder