Category Archives: State of the Art

Black & White at the Guild

Black & White: Where Lines Can Take Us By LiliAnne Webster
At the Guild through April 30
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We have become all too familiar with the phrase “Black and White” meaning clearly defined
lines. This series explores the use of a line. LiliAnne’s goal is using black and white lines to
communicate more abstract thinking and to question how we interpret lines. Black lines on
white and white lines on black; the lines go from organic shapes that freely flow to purposefully
made marks that create figurative forms.
In this series LiliAnne explores her understanding of lines and pushes herself to look at what
lines mean and how they capture the natural flow of her environment. She limits herself to the
simple black and white palette thus challenging herself to look at the world differently. She
explores movement and emotion with new vision and insight. What began as a simple task with
ink pen on paper in a mindless act of meditation soon began to create form and shape that
echoed representative patterns. Continuing in this process faces appeared with almost
fingerprint patterning, trees grew in wood-grain patterns, lines of poetry evoked an artistic
response and flowers and leaves moved on page after page of exploration.

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Hanging in the Balance

At the CCAG: Collections Show ‘In the Balance’ Explores Tension of Form and Content

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A new exhibition opens next week at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) focusing on the delicate balance in visual art between the material and immaterial. With selections gleaned from the Gallery’s permanent collection, In the Balance explores the tension between form and concept; ideas and matter; making and thinking.

Curated by Pan Wendt, this exhibition opens in the Upper West Gallery at CCAG on Saturday, April 27 and will be on display until the end of the summer, closing September 22, 2019. The works are primarily modern paintings that carry a very material quality.

“There is a long history in Western art of giving priority to design, to the mental picture, to drawing over colour, line over material, spirt over matter,” remarks Wendt. For example, in Renaissance Italy, where so many of our collective ideas about art were first articulated,  this manifested as two rival aesthetic approaches to painting—‘disegno’(design or drawing) versus colore (colour).

Continues Wendt, “We tend to think of perception in terms of the spiritual, or a disembodied experience of form, separated from its material basis, but in fact we are led by touch and other non-visual senses. And thought is itself intertwined with the whole body.”

Following the late 1960s, when this prominence of the formal, conceptual, and ‘optical’ were at their critical height, visual artists increasingly began to develop abstract pieces on the basis of a more materially-grounded conception of the work of art. That is, a process where there the idea stage and the material process were granted equal influence in the final product, and the physical process of making was emphasized.

Featured Canadian examples in the exhibition—from 1970s to the present—include works from: Ron Shuebrook, Harold Klunder, Aganetha Dyck, Ingrid Mary Percy, and Lionel Stevenson. For more information, please visit, confederationcentre.com/gallery

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Grad Art Show at the Guild

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This year’s IB Graduate Art Show will take place at The Gallery at the Guild from April 3 -14 , 2019. Five graduating students will each display a collection of their work created during their two years of study in the International Baccalaureate Visual Art program at Colonel Gray High School. The exhibit will also include artwork from the 1st year IB Visual Art Students and the Introductory Art Course, Visual Art 401, offered at Colonel Gray High School. The public is invited to come out and see the creative work completed by these students working in a variety of formats and media. The students will host their official opening reception at 7pm on April 5th, 2019. All are welcome.

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Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Howard’s ‘Healing’ at The Guild

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‘The Texture of Healing’ by Emily Howard at The Guild.
We all have energy that we radiate as we walk through life. Places that we consider sacred tend to have a beautiful energetic glow to them. The salted air at the beach, a walk through the woods on a fall day. These places have a way of healing people of everyday worry and anxiety. You simply trade your frazzled state for that of these calm places.
I have found that people can generate this type of healing, calm energy within themselves and in doing that, heal the people around them just by simply being there. What does this healing look like in the air swirling around people? Places?

The Texture of Healing is a story told through paintings. It’s also an offering of an energy exchange when we all need it the most, mid winter. Come and experience the calm.

All paintings can be purchased through donating to Lennon House.

Through March 31st.

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Art For All

53323462_10156829436625560_1567254280937668608_nArt is an awesome expression of individuality and this event is a fantastic way to advance inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.

We encourage everyone to please attend this awesome (free!) event.

The artwork on display is made by Island artists with intellectual disabilities and their supporters.

The Guild, Watermark Theatre, Harbourfront Theatre, Confederation Centre for the Arts, and Victoria Theatre.

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Dyed in the Wool

Dyed in the Wool by Chelsea Lynne at The Guild through March 3rd.

Black yarn from a black sheep is “dyed-in-the-wool”, it’s part of its nature, just as Islanders are known for deeply ingrained traits such as being friendly, hardy and community forward.

 

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This exhibition will show images that represent the island through the scattered hay bales, the red and silver fox and our red dirt roads all explored through felting wool from our local Island sheep. Whether you were born here or are just passing through I hope the memories and stories shared here convey the beauty and the simplistic life of our Island.

The Guild, Watermark Theatre, Harbourfront Theatre, Confederation Centre for the Arts, and Victoria Theatre.

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Another Day Another Painting

My ‘Daily Painting’ Journey by Kim Jabbour at the Guild through February 17th.
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Join Kim Jabour in celebrating her ‘Daily Painting’ journey.
She began this project on January 1, 2018 and finished December 31, 2018. The 365 paintings in the exhibition will feature many styles and mediums. Kim is very excited to share her experience/journey with her family, friends and community.