Thursday, January 12, 2017

Format Magazine | Andy Dixon and His Use of Plants



Thanks to Format Magazine for the mention of one of our acclaimed artists, Andy Dixon, in an interesting article on Why Plants are Having an Art World Moment.

Click here to read the article.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Performace by Yuki Numata Resnick

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:


Friday, December 2, 2016

Fiona Ackerman Artist Talk | This Wednesday at 2pm!

Want to learn more about acclaimed Canadian artist Fiona Ackerman and her artistic process?
Have yet to see her stunning new series G L A S S L A N D S?


 Join us at the gallery this Saturday, December 3rd at 2 pm, where Fiona Ackerman will be giving a talk about her current exhibition G L A S S L A N D S!



 
LEFT: The Riddle of the Universe l, 2016, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 56 x 48
RIGHT: The Riddle of The Universe ll, 2016, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 56 x 48”

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Install shots from the GLASSLANDS Exhibition

Check out these install shots from Fiona Ackerman's opening last Saturday!











Ben Skinner at PULSE Art Fair’s


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 Fair is 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.





For more information please click here.




Thursday, November 24, 2016

Fiona Ackerman | G L A S S L A N D S Opens This Saturday From 2-4 PM

G L A S S L A N DS
Fiona Ackerman

November 26th, 2016 – January 7th, 2017
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.


For more information on Fiona Ackerman and her upcoming exhibition, please visit: https://www.artsy.net/show/winsor-gallery-g-l-a-s-s-l-a-n-d-s