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Artist: Nancy De Boni
Current Show: PLACE: An Exhibition of Painting, Photography & Sculpture
PLACE: An Exhibition of Painting, Photography & Sculpture
April 2 – May 31
PLACE in its most fundamental sense locates the artist in the arena of his or her life and activity. The artists exhibiting in this First Canadian Place Gallery exhibition, although diverse creatively, share at least some common geography. Even when the work is abstract, the landscape can be seen as a pervasive inspirational force in the work of many of the artists represented here.
The late David Bolduc traveled widely. The colour and textures of places such as India, Turkey, Costa Rica, Morocco, or Newfoundland would no doubt have lent depth to his painterly vocabulary.
Cloud shapes are present in so many of the works of Tony Calzetta that they provide a road map of sorts to the artist’s landscapes of the imagination.
Even the earlier more abstract work of Alex Cameron seem grounded in earth and sky. In recent decades, the artist’s brilliant colour and lush pigmentation evoke the power and majesty of the Canadian wilderness.
Nancy DeBoni starts with a body of figurative images in a narrative setting with an aim to allow the audience to engage in story-telling.
The colour and setting of Morocco left a lasting impact on the painting of Blaise DeLong, infusing her pallet and forms alike.
The Trent-Severn Waterway was the inspiration for a series of sculptures by glass artist Christy Haldane installed in Eastern Ontario between 2010 and 2012.
Avo Koplimae’s photos of bridges might serve as symbols of humankind’s brute imposition over land and water.
Photographer Jeff Nolte has for the past three dozen years explored in images the most secluded and difficult to reach lakes from Algonquin to the urban wilderness on the Humber, Don, Grand, Credit or Sauble, documenting man’s interruption of the landscape.
Steve Rockwell’s 1995 ink sketches “Meditations on Space” were executed on the eve of his eventual sojourn through 175 art galleries and museums in Europe and North America. Dart International magazine was the result, as is reflected in the exhibited collage works.
Artists Represented: David Bolduc, Tony Calzetta Alex Cameron, Nancy DeBoni, Blaise DeLong, Christy Haldane, Avo Koplimae, Jeff Nolte, Steve Rockwell
Upcoming Shows: TBA
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