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Virtually Abstract: Kubis & Louie, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver

Virtually Abstract: Kubis & Louie, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver

New needs need new techniques. The modern artists have found new ways and new means to make their statements. It seems to me that the modern painter cannot express this age in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture. Each age finds its own techniques

Jackson Pollock, 1950

The approach to abstraction in visual art has covered a lot of ground, from the minimal to the lyrically expressive. The times an artist inhabits can provide a language for their art making. Anda Kubis and Eric Louie provide two examples for our digital age; Kubis with her utilization of paint programs and computer technology to create painterly effects on paper; and Louie, whose use of planes, lines, textures and layering, reflect the influence of ubiquitous rendering and graphic programs that influence our image making, and which Louie absorbs, filters and returns to the canvas in his own personal style.

 

Entr’acte @ The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre (Nov-Jan 2015)

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‘night from day’   2014

Entr’acte

A group exhibition of works by OCADU alumni, faculty and students.

RBC Emerging Artists Project featuring work by:

Michelle Forsyth
Anda Kubis
Hazel Meyer
Lisa Myers
Alex McLeod
Franco Arcieri
Rebecca Ladds

November 6, 2014 to January 10, 2015
(closed Dec. 25 & 26 and Jan. 1)

Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre (gallery level)
189 Yonge Street

Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

FREE admission

 

MUD documentary

Flashback and Flash forward to a MUD reunion show in November!
More info. to come!

I was here

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From August 6-30, 2014, I invited Janine Miedzik and Jennie Suddick to inhabit the gallery with their witty, multidisciplinary ruminations on space, location and presence.

I was here Press Release

Terence Dick at Akimblog Review

Anda Kubis & Meghan McKnight August 4 – 25, 2012, Artist reception: Saturday, August 18, 4-7pm



Press release

p|m Gallery is pleased to present two new bodies of work from two fantastic painters.

Anda Kubis

In her newest body of work Kubis merges synthetic brushstrokes with real, full-bodied, painterly mark making. The source of either is no longer readily apparent. The digital and handmade become symbiotic where the process of making shifts through various scales and the actual painting attempts to capture the luminosity of the screen. Kubis employs strong colour, coaxing the viewer to slow down and contemplate perceptual relationships.

Meghan McKnight

McKnight’s  paintings lure the viewer into their teeming sculptural layers, offering inviting depth and movement. Elaborate sculptural tangles of the surfaces elicit intimate exploration. Their stylized tactile vocabulary builds tension between control and turmoil, the familiar and the undiscovered. Though abstract, they are open to free association, offering a stimulating momentary confusion over what the paint is. Ambiguous in scale, her compositions change depending on the proximity of the viewer; the canvases oscillate between microcosms and macrocosms.

For more information please go to:

pmgallery.ca

Project 31 coming March 29

OCAD University’s Project 31 Art Auction

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Artwork Preview: 6 p.m.
Live Auction: 7 p.m.

Tickets: $95 (purchase tickets at www.ocadu.ca/project31)

One of the city’s most accessible art collecting events, Project 31 is a live art auction offering up stunning paintings, photography, limited edition prints, sculpture, textiles and fibre, illustration, jewellery and digital media by OCAD University’s talented faculty members, and a few specially invited guests.

Project 31 pairs the support of donating faculty members with specific areas of need at the university, such as program-specific scholarships, awards or bursaries for students, the university’s library and Learning Zone, the Florence Off-Campus Studies Program, additional hours with live models, or investments of new equipment for specific programs. Faculty members choose which area of need they wish to support through the sale of their donated work.

The auction a great place for budding art collectors to score great buys, with works selling very affordably anywhere from a few hundred dollars to under $10,000. Through the auction, patrons are able to access work by OCAD U’s award-winning faculty members — a pool of creative talent found nowhere else in Canada — while enriching the learning experience for the next generation of artists and designers.

This year’s auction includes work by Sandra Altwerger, Catherine Beaudette, Rudolf Bikkers, Philippe Blanchard, George Boileau, Robyn Cumming, Judith Doyle, Gary Gray, Lee Henderson, April Hickox, Natalka Husar, Chung-Im Kim, Anda Kubis, Anita Kunz, Surendra Lawoti, JJ Lee, Ginette Legarè, Jennifer Long, Laura Millard, Iza Mokrosz, Sarah Nind, Luke Painter, Nicholas and Sheila Pye, Jon Rafman, John Scott, Pete Smith, Vladimir Spicanovic, Peter Sramek, Gary Taxali, Jon Todd and Sylvia Whitton.

This year’s auctioneer is Stephen Ranger, Vice President Business Development at Waddington’s.

Image:
In A Rush (2012), by Anda Kubis, Chair, Drawing & Painting at OCAD U
25 x 50 inches, digital output and oil on canvas. Courtesy of Elissa Cristall Gallery, estimate: $4,000 to $5,000.

OCAD University (OCAD U): 135 Years of Imagination
OCAD University (www.ocadu.ca) is Canada’s “university of the imagination.” The university, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD University community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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