July 26 to August 12, 2017
Opening: Saturday July 29, from 2 to 5pm
Fundamentally, I am inspired by the processes and end results of creating works of art. Metamorphose is my first solo exhibition in Montreal composed of abstract paintings. My earliest works were in oils and essentially realistic. Since switching to acrylic media and also studying in depth many contemporary abstract artists, my painting over the last three years has become increasingly more conceptual. Inspired by Anthony Whishaw, I frequently work simultaneously on different kinds of works so that groups of subject matter co-exist, growing and changing over time. The works presented are from ideas that stimulate or engaged me and may be transformed from experiences of seascapes, figures or still life subjects. They reflect my increasing interest in design and the interplay of the key elements of line, shape, colour and value, and capture my response to my physical, intellectual and emotional environment.
Roger Sutcliffe is a Nepean-based painter and printmake, who was educated originally as a research scientist with a BSc and PhD (Organic Chemistry) from University College London (UK). He has painted for over 15 years and more recently added printmaking to his artistic practice. Roger was awarded the David and Nicole Henderson Scholarship (2016) from the Ottawa School of Art. He exhibits his work frequently in solo, juried and group shows, including shows at the Lee Matasi Gallery (Ottawa), Preston Square (Ottawa), Ben Navaee Gallery (Toronto), Old Chelsea Gallery ( Old Chelsea), Satellite Project Gallery (London), Neilson Park Creative Center (Etobicoke), Shenkman Arts Centre (Ottawa), Wall Space Gallery (Ottawa), and Marianne van Silfhout Gallery (Brockville). Also his work is included in the Progressions 3, 4 and 6 exhibits at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg, and touring shows.
Water attracts and influences humans in ways both obvious and subtle. The Blue Mind theory, coined by American Marine Biologist, Wallace J Nicholls, shows how being near, in, on or even under water can make you happier and healthier. I find myself forever mesmerized and transfixed by the way water moves, reflects, glimmers and glows.
Sharon Kelly is a full time Ottawa based artist originally from Montreal. She has a BA in Art History from Queens University . Represented by professional galleries since 1999, Kelly has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows including Wall Space Gallery (Ottawa) Dale Smith Gallery (Ottawa) Ottawa Art Gallery (Ottawa) Paula Diamond White Gallery (Waterloo) Canadian National Exhibition, (Toronto) Byward Market Gallery (Ottawa) Maritime Museum (Annapolis, Maryland) The Circle Gallery (Annapolis, Maryland)