The mere thought of paper tends to evoke stale images of work but imagine the possibilities when you apply purposeful design, colour, and some glue. Laura Peeke has been creating works of art with quilling, a process of coiling and shaping strips of paper with glue.
Two of Apt613’s fine arts reviewer share their thoughts on Douglas Coupland’s The National Portrait, on now at the Ottawa Art Gallery.
Daniel Effah is an incredible visual portraitist, capturing images with the aim of sparkinging conversation about the African diaspora. His series, ‘Blend If’, is currently on display at the Ottawa Art Gallery.
EYE BUY ART’s Ottawa pop-up gallery is the city’s latest that is constantly changing the ways emerging artists from all over the country connect to new audiences. Visit the pop-up at Sussex Contemporary.
The Extended Moment: Fifty Years of Collecting Photographs is on at the National Gallery of Canada. The exhibit features photography from Canadian and international artists and shows the power of photography.
“Duplexity” is an unusual word. It means to be doubled, to convey the same message on two channels, but it also calls to mind stacks of residential buildings. That’s exactly what Brenda Dunn and A. M. Benz are evoking with their dense, square compositions in this two-artist show at the AOE Gallery—the layered, condensed, chaotic spill of inhabitation over the landscape.
The new must-see art exhibition in Ottawa is Post Neo at Studio Sixty Six running until June 9 at the gallery’s new location at 858 Bank Street, Suite 101, in the Glebe. This captivating affair features two extremely openminded, experimentally driven contemporary artists who dare to say things differently and deserve all of the praise they get.
Brenda Dunn: If you’ve been feeling hectic and want a breath of fresh air, the current pairing at Wall Space Gallery is set to soothe. Crystal Beshara and Sharon Kelly pair up lovely synchronized palettes and even some crossover in subject matter. Their dual show L I N G E R AND L U R E is a luxurious collection of coastal landscapes, oceanic palettes, abstracts and florals.
Impressionist Treasures: The Ordrupgaard Collection gives us a glimpse of one of Europe’s most beautiful but lesser-known collections. Through 60 paintings, it traces the progression of 19th century French painting from the Barbizon School and realism, to post-impressionism, including works by French masters Monet, Courbet, Manet, Matisse and Renoir, among others.
Creating art can be messy. And sometimes lonely and intimidating. If you’re just starting out, then every move is filled with self doubt. If you’re experienced, there is the feeling that you may be painting yourself into a creative corner. Hello Studios was designed to help with these common artistic problems.
The Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group (GNAG) endeavors to provide emerging artists of all ages and working with all mediums the opportunity to showcase their creations in an annual, month long exhibition that has developed an Off Broadway reputation for artists in Ottawa. The exhibition runs from April 30 until June 1 at the Glebe Community Centre.
The Ottawa Art Gallery has certainly reopened its new (and beautiful) building with an inaugural exhibition that brings together works that combine 6,500 years of Ottawa history and bringing together 193 historical and contemporary artworks by 181 artists, including 11 new commissions.
Paper Aviary by Ariane Beauchamp is on display at Seven Below Gallery until May 31, 2018.
Taymaz Valley: “The pairing of these two artists is a spark of genius on the gallery director Carrie Colton’s part, not only because of the contrasting palettes with which these two artists exercise their creativity, but by the performativity that brings forth their interconnectivity.”
With May just around the corner, the weather has warmed from the snow and ice of a few short weeks ago and we can finally pack away our winter jackets. Going outside has become a whole lot more hospitable – and just in time, as there is plenty to get out and do this weekend in Ottawa!