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T.O. Environs
Bowmanville
143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville ON L1C 3K8 (Hwy 401 to Liberty Street in Bowmanville, Liberty to Baseline, E on Baseline to Simpson, N on Simpson to Soper Creek Park)
Fall / winter / spring hours (Sep-Jun): Tues/ Wed/ Fri 10-5, Thur 10-8, Sat 11-5. (Sun 1-4 when exhibitions are on). Summer hours (Jul & Aug): Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 12-5, Sun 11-4.
T: 905 623 5831 F: 905 623 0276
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Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
Jun 4-Jul 2, 2017 | opening reception Sun 4 Jun, 2-4pm:
Amy Shackleton: The Great Canadian LEED-scape.
The Great Canadian LEED-scape painting will be traveling to four cities in 2017 (see tour schedule below). Please join Canadian artist Amy Shackleton on Sun 4 Jun for the second opening of The Great Canadian LEED-scape at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington.
Five years in the making and spanning over 50 feet, this original painting panorama explores the ongoing transformation of Canada's natural and built environments.
The Great Canadian LEED-scape consists of thirteen panels, one for each province and territory in Canada. The regions are positioned from west to east, according to the longitude of each capital city. Leading examples of sustainable architecture (LEED-certified buildings) are combined with neighboring trees, mountains and waterways. In recognition of Canada 150, this painting examines Canada's changing urban landscape and suggests what the future could hold.
Using squeeze bottles filled with liquid paint, The Great Canadian LEED-scape was built from the ground up with hundreds of lines and dots. Shackleton manipulates the drip and flow of her paint through gravity and by spinning her canvas. As in real-life construction, the architectural details are calculated, measured and controlled in order to assure precise locations of each line. As in nature, the environmental elements are more spontaneous, unpredictable and liquid.
"This is the most ambitious painting of my career in both scope and scale. It has demanded extensive research, Canada-wide travel and a larger studio space. I spent time in every province and territory to photograph landscapes and hunt down buildings that were developed with nature in mind. I walked on sea ice in Nunavut. I braved -35°C in Manitoba. I hiked mountains in Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Yukon. The multi-year process has been a labour of love and I couldn't be more excited to share it in my first ever traveling exhibition!" – Amy Shackleton.
A behind-the-scenes video about The Great Canadian LEED-scapehttps://youtu.be/Ikc6HzdMx-U ... more
Amy Shackleton: The Great Canadian LEED-scape.
The Great Canadian LEED-scape painting will be traveling to four cities in 2017 (see tour schedule below). Please join Canadian artist Amy Shackleton on Sun 4 Jun for the second opening of The Great Canadian LEED-scape at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington.
Five years in the making and spanning over 50 feet, this original painting panorama explores the ongoing transformation of Canada's natural and built environments.
The Great Canadian LEED-scape consists of thirteen panels, one for each province and territory in Canada. The regions are positioned from west to east, according to the longitude of each capital city. Leading examples of sustainable architecture (LEED-certified buildings) are combined with neighboring trees, mountains and waterways. In recognition of Canada 150, this painting examines Canada's changing urban landscape and suggests what the future could hold.
Using squeeze bottles filled with liquid paint, The Great Canadian LEED-scape was built from the ground up with hundreds of lines and dots. Shackleton manipulates the drip and flow of her paint through gravity and by spinning her canvas. As in real-life construction, the architectural details are calculated, measured and controlled in order to assure precise locations of each line. As in nature, the environmental elements are more spontaneous, unpredictable and liquid.
"This is the most ambitious painting of my career in both scope and scale. It has demanded extensive research, Canada-wide travel and a larger studio space. I spent time in every province and territory to photograph landscapes and hunt down buildings that were developed with nature in mind. I walked on sea ice in Nunavut. I braved -35°C in Manitoba. I hiked mountains in Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Yukon. The multi-year process has been a labour of love and I couldn't be more excited to share it in my first ever traveling exhibition!" – Amy Shackleton.
A behind-the-scenes video about The Great Canadian LEED-scapehttps://youtu.be/Ikc6HzdMx-U.
Amy Shackleton (b.1986) has exhibited paintings in Canada, USA and the UK. Her paintings adorn dozens of private and corporate collections across North America, including the Colart Collection, Facebook Canada and the University of Cincinnati. Shackleton has received multiple grants to create / exhibit her work through the Ontario Arts Council. She has been interviewed on CTV Canada AM and CHCH Morning Live. Her work has appeared in the Huffington Post, Magenta Magazine, New York Magazine, Fashion Magazine, CBC, CBS, Gizmodo, My Modern Met and Oddity Central. Shackleton holds a BFA Honours Degree from York University and is represented by the Elaine Fleck Gallery in Toronto, Ontario.
2017 tour schedule
May 9-29: BMO Atrium, Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto, Ontario.
Jun 4-Jul 2: Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville, Ontario.
Jul 6-Aug 14: Maison du développement durable, Montréal, Québec.
Nov 3-Dec 22: The Museum, Kitchener, Ontario.
Amy Shackleton would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council and the private sector, organized by the Elaine Fleck Gallery.
www.amyshackleton.com
www.elainefleckgallery.com.
Jul 16-Aug 13, 2017 | opening reception Sun 16 Jul, 2-4pm:
Frances Ferdinands: Connective Threads brings together many past and recent painting projects for the first time. For three decades, Frances Ferdinands' paintings have explored food, cultural belonging, difference, and women in society. She incorporates elements of her Sri Lankan heritage and touches on themes related to colonialism, cultural identity and migration. As an accomplished painter, Ferdinands creates works that are sometimes ironic, allegorical or witty. She merges popular culture and art history with the world around her, and in so doing, heightens the discontinuities of life in Canada ... more
Frances Ferdinands: Connective Threads brings together many past and recent painting projects for the first time. For three decades, Frances Ferdinands' paintings have explored food, cultural belonging, difference, and women in society. She incorporates elements of her Sri Lankan heritage and touches on themes related to colonialism, cultural identity and migration. As an accomplished painter, Ferdinands creates works that are sometimes ironic, allegorical or witty. She merges popular culture and art history with the world around her, and in so doing, heightens the discontinuities of life in Canada.
Sir Lankan-born, Canadian-trained artist Frances Ferdinands has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in Paris, Bogota, Honolulu, the continental U.S. and across Canada. Her work is found in corporate, private and public collections including the Royal Ontario Museum, the Judith & Norman Alix Gallery, and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Her paintings are featured in two art books: Rethinking Acrylic, and Acrylic Innovation: 60 Visionary Artists. Originally from Toronto, Ferdinands currently lives and has her studio east of Toronto in the Northumberland Hills. Recently the artist was the winner of the Royal Canadian Mint Competition to design the 2017 Diwali Commemorative Coin.
VAC Town Hall exhibitions, 40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville ... more
VAC Town Hall exhibitions, 40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville –
Apr-Jun 2017:
Dianne Darch (Main Gallery) ... more
Dianne Darch (Main Gallery).
Jul-Aug:
Greenbelt Photo Contest (Main Gallery) ... more
Greenbelt Photo Contest (Main Gallery).
Apr-Jun 2017:
Ed Dwernychuk (Showcase) ... more
Ed Dwernychuk (Showcase).
Jul-Sep:
Angela Harris (Showcase) ... more
Angela Harris (Showcase).
(See also Community Courses – click here) ... more
(See also Community Courses – click here).