Archive for category: Past Exhibitions

Mother & Daughter: Gery Puley & Rayne Tunley

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March 21, 2017 to April 18, 2017

Location: RBC Community Gallery
Opening reception: Sunday March 26, 2pm-4pm

The Art Gallery of Burlington is pleased to present this small retrospective of work by Gery Puley and her daughter Rayne Tunley. As the saying goes, “Like mother, like daughter“, yet both have their own style, their own approach, their own vision. This exhibition celebrates the shared passion for painting and individual talents of mother and daughter.

About the Artists
Gery Puley was a co-founder of the Burlington Fine Arts Association (1966), and in 1970 she was a member of the original Steering Committee for the Burlington Cultural Centre (now the Art Gallery of Burlington). In 1973 Puley became a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) and was president from 1984-1985. The exposure of her work came through entering juried shows and having nine public gallery exhibitions. These included three at the Burlington Art Center, most recently in 2007 in the AIC Gallery –  “Gery Puley – a  Life in Art”. Her work has been exhibited in commercial galleries across Canada, including Vancouver, Calgary, Penticton, Toronto, Ottawa, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, and Halifax and in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A. Collectors of Puley’s work include Windsor Castle and Prince Charles, England; The Art Bank, Ottawa; business and private collections such as Dofasco, Hamilton, and the Toronto Stock Exchange; and Burlington City Hall. She was the subject of the film Reflections in a White Space produced by A.T. Films in 1975. Puley is a life member of the CSPWC, the Central Ontario Art Association (COAA), and the Burlington Fine Arts Association (BFAA).

Rayne Tunley is an honours graduate from the Ontario College of Art & Design, studied at the Banff School of Fine Art, Three Schools, and is an elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists, Society of Canadian Artists and the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC).  She is currently the President of the CSPWC. Her painting workshops included Sir Sanford Fleming College, the Okanagan Summer School of the Arts, the Rainbow Art Workshops, Madawaska Fall Workshops and Max the Mutt Animation School. Rayne continues to teach independent sessions. Tunley has been an active coordinator, guide and instructor with the Art Portfolio Workshops where travels included Czech Republic, Ireland, France, England, Wales, Guernsey, Jersey, Indonesia, Italy, Australia, Alaska, Greece, Austria, Yugoslavia, and many areas of Canada. Exhibiting her work nationally and internationally, she has won major national awards. Exhibitions:(group): Art Gallery of Burlington, John A. Libby Art Gallery, Aird Gallery, Museo Nacianal de la Acuarela, (Mexico), Santa Fe Gallery, Roberts Gallery, O’Keefe Centre, Durham Art Gallery, The Visual Arts Gallery, Tom Thompson Memorial Art Gallery.

The Body Thieves: Lisa Jayne Irvine & Andrew McPhail

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February 2, 2017 to March 1, 2017

Location: RBC Community Gallery
Public reception: Thursday February 9, 5pm-7pm

Who has stolen your body? Illness has many metaphors, from possession to warfare, and the theft of the body by spirit or disease is central to many. Since the Middle Ages and well into the modern era, there has been a long history of body snatching, primarily to enable anatomical research in the name of science. In our work we question these paradigms, moving towards a gesture that is cumulative, cooperative, industrious and that augments identity. We steal our bodies back, reclaiming them and their terrible catastrophes.

About the Artists
Lisa Jayne Irvine is a sculptor and mixed media artist whose inspiration is rooted in her exploration of the body. She has an Honours Specialist in the Art & Art History program from the University of Toronto and her Bachelor of Education from Queenʼs University. Irvine has exhibited her work extensively including at the Canadian Sculpture Centre, Hart House, and John B. Aird Gallery, to name a few. In 2013, she received the Emerging Artists Grant from the Ontario Arts Council and continues to work in her studio in Mississauga.

Andrew McPhail is a Canadian visual artist. He was born in Calgary Alberta in 1961 and studied at York University where he received his MFA in 1987. Living in Toronto in the 1980’s and 90’s his work focused primarily on drawing, often with pencil crayon on a polyester film called mylar. After moving to Hamilton in 2005, his practice shifted towards three dimensional work, performance and painting. His accumulative, craft oriented work reconfigures disposable materials such as Band-Aids, Kleenex and pins into large sculpture and installations. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and in 2013 was the recipient of the Canada Council International Studio in Paris. He is also cofounder, with Stephen Altena, of the Hundred Dollar Gallery in Hamilton, Ontario.

Image: Lisa Jayne Irvine, Brood Chamber (installation detail), 2015.

Horizons

Etang

December 2, 2016 to January 29, 2017

Location: Lee-Chin Family Gallery
Public reception: Thursday December 1, 5pm-7pm

Marc Audette and Edward Maloney present ideas on the horizon. The exhibition explores the horizon line and its importance in the art world, as well as the concept and meaning of the ‘horizon’ itself .

About the Artists
Marc Audette studied fine art at the University of Quebec in Hull and earned a Masters in Visual Arts from York University. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally including Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Le Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Galerie 44 (Toronto), the McLaren Art Centre (Barrie) and DiVA Videoart Fair (New York) Plaza Arte (Medellin) Colombia. He is a founding member of L’AGAVF : L’Association des groupes en arts visuels francophones (AGAVF), a national arts service organization that represents visual arts groups active in Francophone communities outside the province of Quebec. He teaches visual art courses in the Multidisciplinary Studies Department at the Glendon campus, and was the curator of the Glendon Gallery from 2001 to 2014.

His work can be found in several public and corporate collections including the City of Ottawa, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, TD Bank, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Osler, and Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.

Edward Maloney is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Montreal. His work and collaborations were featured at Le Festival Montréal en Lumière and Nuit Blanche in Montreal, and in multiple Canadian galleries including Show and Tell Gallery, Toronto, Red Bird Gallery, Montreal, Les Territories, Montreal, pfoac221, and a solo exhibition at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain (Toronto) in February 2014. He was selected to represent Canada at the World Event Young Artists in Nottingham, England during the Cultural Olympiad in September 2012 – presenting an interactive installation entitled “Figments of Reality”.

Image: Marc Audette, Étang, 2016

Laurent Craste: Épuration

CRASTE 3 - Immolation

December 2, 2016 to January 29, 2017

Location: Perry Gallery
Artist talk: Wednesday November 30, 7pm-8:30pm
Public reception: Thursday December 1, 5pm-7pm

Craste’s 13 new works examine the notion of aesthetics in the decorative arts, specifically the shift from ornaments to what is now seen as the clean aesthetics of design.

About the Artist
Ceramist by trade, Laurent Craste is an internationally renowned visual artist whose practice focuses on the exploration of the multiple layers of meaning of decorative objects: ideologically, aesthetically, and through their sociological and historical dimensions. The porcelain vase, in particular, has for years been the subject of predilection of the artist’s work. Laurent Craste appropriates this archetypal figure of decorative arts, using it as matter, support and playground for his artistic interventions, in order to create striking formal and conceptual proposals.

Laurent Craste holds a Master in Visual and Media Arts from UQAM, and he was awarded numerous prizes and awards during his career. His works are on display in numerous private and public collections (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Public Collection of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada, The Cirque du Soleil Collection, etc.).

Image: Laurent Craste, Immolation, 2016

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