For the past few years I’ve been hiding up in the Laurentians forest working on an all consuming painting commission – four 6’x12′ triptychs aligned with the cardinal points and painted by the seasons, called ‘the altars to the directions’. The finishing touches of this large-scale time-based painting series are now happening at my downtown atelier. The studio is open to visitors by chance and by appointment until the winter solstice.
372 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, Belgo Building, studio #531, Montreal, Quebec H2B 1A2
above: detail, centre panel, ‘the altar of the east’, acrylic with oil glaze on panel, 2019.
including works by:
Mary Lou Freel
Wah Wing Chan
Show runs September 8-29
Vernissage September 8, 3-5pm
Open Saturdays 12-5 and by appointment.
Espace 532 YMUNO at the Belgo – 372 Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, QC H3B 1A2
image: “The Wishing Heart”, Copper and Acrylic and Ink on Canvas, 56″ x 56″
OPENING! The Painter 8 Arts Society will be presenting ‘Whisper’ at the ModArt Gallery in the Wynwood district of Miami starting on July 21. This very special presentation of paintings looks at many aspects and experiences of mental health to raise awareness and, I hope, will ignite the fires of compassion so that the world can be a more tolerant and loving place. If you would like to attend the opening, RSVP.
OPENING! Thursday April 5 @7pm SLIVER, an exhibit of paintings by the PAINTER8 art collective, curated by contact c which includes “fields of enchantment” a new, hinged & vibrant acrylic on canvas diptych at the Charles Clark Gallery in Vancouver. Show runs til April 30th!
Painted Live in 2013 during the exuberant and cathartic dance events called Flow, the elements of earth, air, fire and water are now gracing the walls of Poeme, a very special store in the Mile End. Yay!
“When Souls Meet” brings together a collection of UTC community member Jennifer Hamilton’s paintings. Inspired by Hilma af Klint’s channeled spiritualist paintings at the very beginning of abstraction, Jennifer chose the palette and metaphor of black & white & rainbows, alternating between geometric and totally abstract forms. Some of the pieces were responses to music, some were illustrations of emotional events and others came out of meditations and dreams. Open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Extended: The show now runs til February 22, 2018!
The United Theological College
3521 University Street
If you’d really like to get to know yourself, spend a winter in the woods alone. You may discover your inner monsters and your strength. You may start moonlighting as a barmaid. ‘Stairway to Heaven’ may trickle from your lips and fingertips as you spend dark hours at the piano. You may be astonished by the melting snow come springtime and realize that the winter was just crystallizing everything that needed to be liquified.
image: ‘Chrysalis’, acrylic and ink on canvas, 30″ x 36″
For the past year I’ve been hiding in the forest north of Montreal painting my brains out. Inspired by Hilma af Klint’s channeled spiritualist paintings at the very beginning of abstraction, I chose the palette and metaphor of black & white & rainbows. I went back and forth between geometric and totally abstract forms. Some of the pieces were responses to music, some were illustrations of emotional events and others came out of meditation and dreams. And so a strange field of visions was planted, many of which I am still trying to figure out! See the full series here.