The Harmless Anomalies describes the misbehaviors of hair and facial accoutrement as a trivial and inconsequential defect, while also referring to the band of characters within the portraits that exist as something both human and tangibly alien. Suspended within a void, Winnie's portraits lack body and background to explore not only the core notions of beauty but also those experiences of isolation, anxiety, ambivalence, and discomfort within when beauty deviates from social and biological norm. For more information please check out the facebook event page here .
A new print by Jamiya Lowe for THE MAKER. A show that celebrates the diverse output of a new generation of printmakers. Representing the city's vanguard of printers, THE MAKER highlights a creative boom currently barreling through the local, national and international gallery circuit. Many of the artists involved participate vigorously within the contemporary art world, participating in exhibitions, residencies, panels and as mentors and teachers. More event info here.
A gallery talk and tour with artists Melinda Josie, Nicholas DiGenova,
Shannon Gerard, Jennie Suddick, Katie Bethune-Leamen and Carly Waito discuss their contributions to The Dazzle and how the natural world
influences their creative process. More details here.
Adrienne Kammerer's exquisite graphite drawings depict an ongoing narrative exploring the history of magic set in a fictitious past. Through beautifully rendered figurative portraits and environments, Kammerer intuitively combines historic folklore with documented and imagined instances of magic, mythology and the occult. Drawing influence from the fear and superstitions rooted in childhood, Kammerer's images conjure memories of the past while offering a subtly dark humor indicative of their present existence. Adrienne Kammerer is a self taught artist hailing from Burlington, Ontario. Currently residing in Toronto.