Do you like attending Art Exhibitions?

Announcing an exciting series of exhibitions in the Gallery and Online

The purpose of this series of exhibitions is to remind people that during this long lockdown period the artists have not stopped working. Now the gallery is open. Visitors can enter and enjoy the works as they are displayed.

As some people may not be comfortable as yet to come inside the Gallery, the exhibitions are being filmed. Vignettes will be posted on social media daily during the week the show is in place and a video of the whole exhibition will be available for viewing.

In-Gallery and Online special art exhibitions

Tony Cooper: June 26 to July 3
Ruth Greenlaw: July 5 to July 10
Pete Smith: July 11 to July 17
Dianne Darch: July 18 to 24
Debbie Bateman: July 26 to July 31
Todd Tremeer: August 2 to August 7
Helen Van Poorten: August 9 to August 14
David B. Gillespie: August 16 to August 21
Russ Styles: August 23 to August 28

June 26 to July 3

Tony Cooper

A recipient of both Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council grants graduated from Ontario College of Arts in 1972, Tony Cooper has had solo and group shows in many galleries in Ontario and Quebec and in 2008 the Willisville Mountain Project began, culminating in a series of exhibits that travelled throughout northern Ontario. 

Artist statement

I work physically on the land to both maintain a presence and to observe directly the changes and effects of the elements over time. I choose to document sites repeatedly building up a composite of viewpoints that attest to the dynamic experience of place. Nature as subject and medium is integrated with the body in the act of oil painting on site, under the constraint of time, personal endurance and the elements themselves. The paintings are an immediate and lively response to the environment.

For Exhibit installations, it is important for me to make configurations in relation to the exhibition space, as the immediate sense of surrounding space adds to the visceral visualization process that the work calls forth.

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