Group Exhibition: Revisiting the Landscape
March 23, 2018 – April 21, 2018
The artists in this group exhibition examine notions of the landscape in printmaking, using expressive forms of imagery, challenging traditional constructs. Brian Kelley, known for his intaglio prints and screenprints of Algonquin and Killarney Provincial Parks, explores the singular element in nature in a new form of expression for the artist. Kelley’s Waterfall is an installation of stencil prints on Japanese paper, which explores the limitless possibilities in his overlapping dyes, rubbings and punched holes. Jane LowBeer’s monoprints entitled Hills are concerned with the immensity of the view of the rolling landscape of rural Peterborough County. She captures the impermanence of the hills, using traditional drypoint, scribing directly on plastic plates, then over-printing, building up layers of textures to suggest the natural density and delicacy of the land. Ireland-based Vincent Sheridan has a long affiliation with nature, capturing its essence, and particularly the dynamic pattern of birds in flight. He is concerned with the social behaviour, flight dynamics and subliminal “brushstroke” patterns of birds in flight. His images often mirror human group dynamics, modes of communication and social interactions. Brian Kelley is a Toronto-based artist who has been exhibiting his work in Canada and abroad since 1968. Venues include White Water Gallery in North Bay, Ontario, The Japan Foundation in Toronto, and Atelier Circulaire in Montreal. His work is housed in numerous private, corporate and public collections in North America and abroad including Global Affairs, the National Gallery of Canada, IBM Canada, the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland. He has also taught workshops at Open Studio, the PEI Printmakers Association and the Art Gallery of Ontario. He is a longtime artist member of Open Studio. Jane LowBeer is an award-winning artist and studied printmaking at the Atelier 17 in Paris. Her art is in various private and public collections in New York, Paris, Montreal and Toronto including London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and the Bibliothèque National de Paris, France. She is a member of Loop Gallery and has an upcoming exhibition at Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, June 2018. Award-winning printmaker, Vincent Sheridan studied at the Dublin Institute of Technology with a Masters of Art (2008), and the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland. Working as an artist for over 20 years, he traveled extensively and spent time in the Canadian High Arctic. For part of 1991 he was artist-in-residence at the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative, Cape Dorset. Sheridan has had solo and group exhibitions in Ireland and Canada, including the Holy Show at the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin and is in several collections in Canada and Ireland, as well as Peru and Japan.