Past Exhibitions
2021

 

PhotoNOLA 2021 - November 2020 - March 2021 Healing Arts Center. New Orleans, LA

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Interconnected

Now, in the age of pandemics it is more evident than ever how we are dramatically interconnected, interdependent and just one part of the vast ecology of the earth, the web of life.  The web of life as an illustration of the totality of the relationships of the earth’s systems explains for us how the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; more powerful, more vital – complete. As a beautiful cut glass vase is much more than particles of sand, soda and lime, we, humanity are much more than one person, one community, one nation.

The flags will be taken to New Orleans to the Healing Arts Center for an exhibition beginning in December for PhotoNOLA until the end of Mardi Gras 2021.

Connective Tissue
Cyanotype on 100% cotton fabric, with layers of interconnected paths

City of Dreams - January 20 - 31 2021  Gallery 1313 (online) Toronto

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City of Dreams 

This is a group exhibition of works curated online as artists explore their urban environment and share with us the influences of our city on us. During the pandemic we have restrictions but our cities continue to grow and develop and we become even more aware of the structures around us as we take long walks exploring our neighborhoods. At night we dream of getting our cities back to some kind of normal  where we can dine, go to theatre and have dinner with friends. Some local businesses have become casualties of the pandemic closing never to return. This group exhibit curated by Phil Anderson, Director @ Gallery 1313 explores an eclectic range of art and diverse interpretations of our urban experience.

Paisley Silver Eye, Mushrooms
Mixed media on canvas

Unfurled: Artist Stories - February 10 - March 7 2021  Propeller Art Gallery (online) Toronto

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Unfurled: Artist Stories

Unfurled: Artist Stories is an exciting and stimulating online exhibition of work that encourages artists to unfurl their creativity and tell an artist’s tale on a long vertical strip of “fabric”. We have assembled a collection of vibrant banners and other fabricated stories to brighten and invigorate long winter days.The show includes 29 works by 22 artists — a fabulous mix of banners, deconstructed pieces, sculptural renderings and installations. ​Each piece is accompanied by a narrative that describes the inspiration for the work.

Exhibition Artists:
Doug Adams, Jane Murdoch Adams, Michael Black, Lucy Erskine, Sharron Corrigan Forrest, Susan Freypons, Peter Friedrichsen, Phyllis Gordon, Elizabeth Greisman, Lisa Johnson, Michelle Letarte, Ruth Maude, Pria Muzumdar, Doris Purchase, ​Dominique Prevost, Janet Read, Susan Ruptash, Kristen Stephen, Natalia Tcherniak, Tracy Thomson, Gwen Tooth and Jacqueline Treloar. 

A Long Journey

Cyanotype on watercolour paper
15″ x 2″
A Long Journey
Walk into the sea: face and embrace the turmoil of your own thoughts, constraints, and beliefs. Swim through the memories, sorrows, and joys. Float on the ideas, rumours, and hopes. Sail into the stars.

A Certain Kind Of Blue - March 2021  Analog Forever Magazine (online) 

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A Certain Kind of Blue

Analog Forever Magazine is pleased to showcase 81 images in this month’s online exhibition, entitled “A Certain Kind of Blue.” Curated by photographic artist and Assistant Professor in Photography at the University of Tampa, Jaime Aelavanthara, these cyanotype process photographs showcase the diverse range of expressive possibilities within this celebrated historic method. While the cyanotype process is hailed for its simplicity, it is also extraordinarily complex. The selected photographers collaged, toned, stitched, assembled with this process to create both two-dimensional and three-dimensional photographs that push creative boundaries to enhance the emotional quality of their art.

Hands of an Artist

Cyanotype on disposable latex gloves, using multiple negatives.

Art Builds - June 23- July 25 2021  Gallery 1313 

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Art Builds

This exhibition lets artists explore architecture and development. As our cities grow we see ourselves surround by the sights and sounds of construction. Housing and living in the city become expensive and the pandemic forces people to live in tents in city parks. Some artists have a fantasy about architecture and design which shows up in their work. Architects also become artists and their art reflects their work. Parkdale is a fusion of architectural styles. The Gallery itself is housed in an art deco building from 1931.

Red Tape

Cyanotype and mixed media.

KMAF - June 27, September 26 2021  Kensington Market Art Fair

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Artist vendor

The Kensington Market Art Fair (KMAF) is a curated outdoor art fair in Toronto’s historical neighbourhood, focusing on original two and three-dimensional art. KMAF features professional and student works and serves as a platform for all artists to share and express freely and provide the public with a large selection of mediums.

Artist Booth

Cyanotype and mixed media art for sale

Blues in the Sun - August 26 2021  Brooklyn Art Library online Workshop

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Workshop series

Brooklyn Art Library hosts a large variety of on virtual workshops, lead by artists working in various media.

Cyanotype Printing at Home

In this workshop, Natalia Tcherniak will give a demonstration of camera-less, darkroom-less, historical alternative process photography technique, using available ad-hoc materials and improvised space.

World Cyanotype Day - September 25 2021  A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, USA

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World Cyanotype Day Flag - "Rejuvenation"

After times of turmoil and chaos and loss a calm arrives, maybe briefly, yet it comes all the same. The sun rises and appears new, the light changed. Sweeter, virgin breezes ruffle leaves — the green taken brighter — emerald, Christmas — made of a painters will, brushed and spattered. Lunch and sweet teas excite again. A neighbor’s smile arrives a chorus, children borrow the baton, restart a reluctantly hibernating choir, “Rejuvenate, Rejuvenate, Rejuvenate!” An aged fellow finds the chorus in the crossword, “Rejuvenate!”

Strung together, the flags represent our need for renewal and connection.

Mind Grow

Cyanotype on cloth

World Cyanotype Day - September 25 2021  AlternativePhotography.com online

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World Cyanotype Day 2021 gallery – Rejuvenation

The 25th September 2021 is World Cyanotype Day. Artists and photographers that have entered a cyanotype on this year’s theme “Rejuvenation”. 

Fleeting Thoughts

Cyanotype on Japanese washi paper

AIMPE - October 9 - November 10 2021  Awagami Factory, Japan

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Awagami International Miniprint Exhibition

The 2021Awagami International Miniprint Exhibition (A.I.M.P.E) is now in its 5th installment since its 2013 origin. We are both pleased and humbled to announce that the number of entries has grown each exhibition with AIMPE 2021 featuring a total of 1,821prints from 1,375 artists (hailing from 58 countries); a true global printmaking retrospective indeed.

A.I.M.P.E’s unique feature is that all works must be printed on any type of Japanese washi paper. This guideline was established in a concerted effort to introduce artists to the unique character and beauty of washi. In particular, we believe printmakers will enjoy using traditional Awagami washi papers, which are both a regional and cultural treasure. As organizers, it is encouraging to see A.I.M.P.E continue to grow and hear the positive reactions to our efforts of promoting washi for contemporary printmaking. Indeed, it is a daunting challenge to select the award-winning prints from so many impressive entries, however it is with the kind support of our colleagues, friends, volunteers and sponsors that we are able to do so.

WabiSabi

The incidental and the transitory​ - Skeletons and Peeling Paint

Around the World - October 2021 Print Club Torino, Italy

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Around the World

“Around the world” is a collective project, a shared and ideal journey.

Meeting, discovery, emotions and desire to be together are the purposes we want to explore. Our freedom is severely limited, now that traveling has become extremely complicated but you can also start using creativity and, as the only baggage, the curiosity to know other places and new stories. All of the works will become wooden stamps, with laser cut engraving. Following the japanese tradition every wooden stamp will tell us something about a place and the collection of all of them will bring us all around the world.

TorVan Skoodle

Sketch/doodle of imaginary city that is between Vancouver and Toronto.