August 29 to September 15, 2018
Opening: Saturday September 8, from 2-5PM
Through a lengthy process of exploration and experimentation, Amer has worked to develop and refine his distinctive technique of rust painting on steel, creating works featuring organic textures and warm earth colours. Due to the highly unpredictable nature of the chemical and physical elements he combines, Amer’s art is a collaboration directed by man, yet always determined by nature. Thus begins a transformation where the deterioration of the material is transmuted by the artist into a creative process. The iron oxides forming on the steel surfaces evoke many of humankind’s earliest expressions with its reddish-orange pigments essentially identical in its chemical composition to those our ancestors used to create their cavern paintings. Through its interactive reactions, oxidation frequently forms organic patterns that echo the propagation of life at a microcroscopic scale as well as geological phenomenons similar to those on Earth or other planets, when viewed from space. The infinitely small and the infinitely large seems to meet in Amer’s art.
Amer was born in Montréal, Québec, where he lives and works. He obtained his diploma in graphic arts at Cegep Ahuntsic and completed a bachelor’s degree in commerce at McGill University. He worked in the printing sector for 7 years and in the metal transformation field for 5 years. “Stripes” is his first exhibition.
Question: What thoughts are made of?
Answer: Since the brain needs sugar to generate thoughts as well as words to formulate them, therefore thoughts are made of sugar and words. And, since thoughts are made of sugar and candies are made of sugar, therefore thoughts are made of candies too. In addition, since thoughts are made of words and words are made of sounds that represent them, therefore thoughts are made of sounds. And finally, since a brain engaged in the generation of thoughts produces biophotons that are photons of light, therefore thoughts are made of light.
Question: “What thoughts are made of” is made of?
Answer: Since thoughts are made of sugar, candies, words, sounds and light, therefore “What thoughts are made of” is made of pieces made of sugar, candies, words, sounds and light.
Krasi Dimtch is Ottawa-based multidisciplinary artist who creates visual, textual, and sound art that encodes linguistic contents and explore the structures of Language viewed as a repository of ideas. Krasi was born in Bulgaria and holds a master’s degree from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in Poland. Her study of the role of language in the thought-creation process led to the formulation of patented methods for language generation (CIPO – Patent 2704163) as well as the creation of custom software for generating sentences and representing them as images and sequences of sounds. Krasi Dimtch has exhibited nationally and internationally. Some of the places she has recently presented her works are: Artist Statement # 3, CICA Museum, (2018, South Korea); LACDA Represented Artists Exhibit, Los Angeles (USA, 2018); Solo exhibit at gallery Luz, Montreal, (Canada, 2016, 2017 and 2018).
Architecture and calligraphy are some of the most essential artistic expression methods in Iran, which both have very ancient history in this land. In these paintings, the artist has attempted to link these two in terms of form and content.
Abdolreza Tabibiyan, was born in 1978, he is an Iranian graphic designer and artist. He’s got a bachelor degree in Graphic Design from “Soore University” and master degree in Illustration from “Azad University”. He participated in numerous illustration and graphic art exhibitions in Iran, Montreal, Finland and Luxembourg. Since 2008 to 2015 he taught at the University of Applied Science in Iran. He was the winner of The Third prize for designing book cover in the 3rd International Graphic Biennial of the Islamic World in 2009. He is a member of the Iranian Graphic Designers Society (IGDS) and the Iranian Painters Association. Exhibitions: Mekic Art gallery (Montreal, Canada,) solo painting exhibition, 2018. Iranian Graphic Designers Society (IGDS), (Tehran, Iran) The Silver Cypress Graphic Design Collective Exhibition 2017. Lahti Art Museum, (Finland) The 20th International Poster Exhibition in Lahti Poster Triennial, 2017. F. Hessler Gallery, Schleiwenhaff, (Luxembourg) collective painting exhibition 2009. The 3rd International Graphic Biennial of the Islamic World, (Tehran, Iran,) 2009