Should you be in town next week make sure to head over to Winsor Gallery where a special performance by violinist, Yuki Numata Resnick, will be taking place Thursday the 22nd, at 7pm. The performance will be accompanied with works by Marcel Dzama, whose small ink and watercolor drawings of hybrid characters, like humans with antlers or trees with hands, resemble story illustrations.
For more information on the artists check out the links below:
Check out what Ben Skinner is up to this week at PULSE Art Fair in Miami Beach. As one of the most anticipated events during Miami Art Week, PULSE Contemporary Art Fairis a well-respected source for the discovery of emerging to mid-career artists offering a comprehensive overview of the contemporary art market today. The Fair features over 75 local and international exhibitors whose work ranges from audience-engaging large-scale sculptures and installations to performances. The fair opens today, December 1st, and will run until this Sunday, December 4th.
Opening Reception | Saturday November 26th, 2pm -4pm.
Winsor Gallery is thrilled to announce the arrival of a new
exhibition, G L A S S L A N D S, featuring the colourful and imaginative works of internationally
acclaimed artist, Fiona Ackerman. Inspired by Foucault's concept of
Heterotopia, these bold new paintings look at the garden on canvas as both a
site and symbol of imagination; the breeding ground for invention, where “we
harness the wild and reinvent our world”. Rather than the tradition of
depicting gardens, bounded spaces, the canvasses embody the process of
gardening, cultivating an impossible space: a medley of sculptured cut-outs,
with branches, grasses, leaves entangled and entangling. The density of foliage
is ceaselessly reflected and refracted in texture, colour, size and dimension
to produce something that is both a display and a performance.
About Fiona Ackerman
Originally from Montreal, Fiona Ackerman is a painter living and working in Vancouver, BC. Since completing her BFA through Concordia and Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Ackerman has exhibited across Canada and in Europe. She received an honorable mention for the Kingston Prize for Canadian Portraiture in 2009, and was included in Carte Blanche 2: Painting, a survey and showcase painting in Canada (published by The Magenta Foundation, fall 2008). Most recently she was featured in the Jealous Curator’s new publication, entitled “Creative Block”, published by Chronicle Books, and was longlisted in the 2015 Sobey Art Awards.
While Ackerman’s work is diverse in style, it is deeply rooted in the practice of painting. Whether working on a wild abstract piece or a delicately rendered portrait, her approach is at once playful and meticulous. Through her painting, Fiona is continually reinventing the way she represents her world, her environment and the places of her imagination. In 2016, she showcased her studio still lifes in a dual exhibition at the Surrey Art Gallery entitled “Mimetic Workshop”, a study into the inner workings of the artist’s studio.