Nocturnal Reflections at Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden

Exhibition of oil paintings showing the vitality of the city; some depict close-ups of roads and streets, reinforcing the feeling of movement and human activity, while others offer a broader contextual view.
May 29 – July 2, 2018
Opening reception and artist talk Saturday June 2, 2-4pm
176 Bobcaygeon Road, Minden, ON

24 Market part of The Views Are Different Here

The Views Are Different Here is an exhibition examining Toronto’s identity at the John B. Aird Gallery. This  collaborative exhibit was made possible by the University of Toronto Master of Museum Studies Graduate Capstone Project, the John B. Aird Gallery,  the City of Toronto and the Art Connections Program. It is  curated by Amanda McNeil and Nikita Lorenzo.
The exhibition runs March 6 – April 6, 2018, with an opening reception on March 8, from 6 – 8pm.
More information here

Wooden tulips and walls with memories

 

interior of Sams Place, a deli in Peterborough, with wooden tulips on reflecting tables, memorabilia on white walls, a red umbrella and part of a coke machine in the background
Thursday Comfort

Thursday Comfort – oil on panel, 22 x 17″, 55 x 43 cm

The times that I paint or teach in the evenings at the Art School of Peterborough, being an out-of-towner, I run my errands in the afternoon, and I grab a quick bite before heading to the studio. Sam’s Place (“the best Dan Deli in Town”) is one of my go-to spots. Their sandwiches are imaginative, wholesome and tasty (just no pickles for me, please). The ambiance is one of comfort, where you sit at tables with wooden tulips and between walls filled with memories. The red umbrella is just waiting for the sun to come out.

Flea market view

vintage green bike leaning against a wall with graffiti, between a dark blue door and a store window, and amidst other flea market items: guages in boxes, brass grate, bowling pins, glasses, vases, and a wooden cupboard
Vintage Wheels

Vintage Wheels – oil on canvas, 16 x 20″, 40 x 50 cm

El Rastro in Madrid is one of Europe’s largest flea markets. Every Sunday morning thousands stroll street after street between  displays of memories and treasures randomly scattered on sidewalks or carefully presented on cloth covered tables. For me these are a cornucopia of uncurated still lifes; exactly how I like them.

New work featuring Peterborough

Wet street after heavy rain reflects red, yellow, orange, purple and white lights from traffic and commercial signs. On the left we see a modern four-story building, opposite an older building, both in orange and brown hues. The sky is filled with dark blue clouds, and breaking up, showing light blue and light purple
Transition

Transition – oil on canvas, 30 x 30″, 75 x 75 cm

It was a late afternoon early December and the rain poured down on Peterborough. Just when I stepped outside on Aylmer Street the sky started to clear; the rain would soon be over.

The Aylmer and Hunter intersection features the old and the new. A recent apartment building on the west side across from vintage Sandy’s Variety that bookends Hunter Street’s entertainment stretch, a part of town very much in transition.