Archive for the ‘artist’ Category
If ye readers got a chance to go to the Maple Syrup Festival in Warkworth ON this past weekend not only was there a great pancake and syrup feast to be had at the Sugarbush, but also another outstanding Spirit of the Hills Art Show to feast your eyes on the so-fine diorama by Clive Russell or Bronson Smith’s etched woodcuts, and Shere Rasmussen’s colorful textiles among other works.
If you missed out, it is nice to report that the audacious appliquee artist Sharee Rasmussen will be having a show at the Vogue Gallery in Toronto. Last Summer, Sheree was one of three very fine textile artists that had a wonderful textile exhibition in Cobourg.
So it is a pleasure to note that Sheree’s solo show, Fabrications, is at the Vogue Gallery in Toronto, from April 6th to 27 at 216 Avenue Road - mid-town Toronto. Here are a couple of her works that may be seen at the show:
Night Wind – certainly has the helter skelter motifs and color streaks of contemporary events.
So while in the Toronto Yorkville area , take in the Vogue Gallery Show and enjoy the provocative Rasmussen textile arts and colors.
Describing Lucilla as a mixed media artist is being only true to current artistic syntax and form; not her art. Lucilla manipulates old family photos in ways that are like dreamscape novels as they are sewn into your consciousness. As a photographer who uses Photoshop and other plugins to add impact to some images, ye Editor is absolutely enamored of the creative lucidity shown in Lucilla’s works:
Attachment by Lucilla Bonfanti
Many of her works are black and white or sepia toned giving the images the look and luster of ages. But it is the bold black sewing stitches which are riveting – as if they were trying to attach and link fast the people and the emotions to the scene – preserve forever that which to the casual observer would perhaps be prosaic.
Hesitation by Lucilla Bonfanti
In this image Lucilla has stripped away the covering image to reveal the reality behind the scene. Carefully accomplished, the foreground children and the background bubble wrap hover in space defining possible sentiments and feelings; but what can a child tell us of so long ago?
Detachment by Lucilla Bonfanti
The threads in this photo sculpture seek to anchor forever an image that in memory fades or wavers or even clashes with migrating perceptions and resolutions. This is a powerful piece that grabs and ties down your attention.
Reaction by Lucilla Bonfanti
Talk about fault lines – this image is so striking. Much is revealed in the black and gray under surface and the overall picture has haunts of more than meets the eye. There is a hint of humor, almost self deprecating … and one would hardly avoid meeting this gal on a nocturne escapade.
Now this is just a Whitman sampler of Lucilla’s works. There are full blown photographic sculptures as well as contemporary designs and whimsical craftings. See more about Lucilla at the Womens Art Association or on Facebook.
Yoni Newman is a symbolic artist with a sporting streak using colors that are either daunting or pastel provocative. These are not happy stories. Something brooding or going awry is more than suggested – inevitably it haunts.
And when you read Yoni’s approach to creation one can see the method behind the paintcraft… there is almost a fascination with craft and emotion/feelings – as if the two were inseparable.