New Life

an exhibition of drawings, paintings, and textile art, runs from Tuesday, January 16 to Sunday, March 25, 2018

 


 

featuring Mary GuillaumeAileen Pou, and Nancy Yule

 

New Life is an open concept of new beginnings, new moments, change, and the beginnings of something different and encouraging. New Life is a reality or a mood or a change, with fresh and forward-looking emotions. Newness in general is refreshing, exciting, and it entices us all to look ahead with enthusiasm and hope.

Exhibition runs from Tuesday, January 16 to Sunday, March 25, 2018.

Opening Reception: Sunday, January 21st, from 2 to 4 pm - with the regular Gallery Opening Reception for the new show 'New Life'

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

New life, rejuvenation, and rebirth are main themes for Aileen’s art. Winter has just arrived; however, in Chinese tradition, January (in the Lunar calendar) heralds the impending arrival of Spring. Working with Chinese art makes Aileen think about spring and flowers and the coming of Chinese New Year.

Rebirthing Mother Earth is the theme of Nancy Yule’s new work. Nancy explores the concept of the Mother Earth, replanting her one stone at a time. Working with encaustic wax, wire, and fibre, Nancy has created seed pod structures with a small stone as the heart of the seed. Is it too late? Or can we still save Mother Earth by rebirthing her, one small piece at a time?

For Mary Guillaume, the 'newness' as expressed in a delightful change in the weather—from stormy skies to the lovely glow that that brings hope and refreshment—or the newness of a child's discovery of the creative process. They all signify changes that bring joy to our hearts.

Celebration

 

featuring the Uptown Gallery artists.

 

Award winning gallery, award-winning artists light up the season with an all-new exhibition. Whether you come to appreciate or to purchase, we'd love to share the holiday spirit with you.

Our Christmas show opens November 19 with an opening reception on Sunday, November 25. from 2 till 4 pm. Please join us for treats, dessert, and draw for door prizes.

Chain Reaction

an exhibition of assemblage, glass, jewellery, and photography, runs from Tuesday, March 27 to Saturday, May 13, 2018

 

featuring Susan Arness & Ron HewsonCarolyn DixLaurie Spieker, and Christine Gagnon

 

UpTown Gallery presents Chain Reaction. Like a row of falling dominoes, the thoughts, attitudes, and artistic actions of featured artists Carolyn Dix, Christine Gagnon, Ron Hewson, Susan Arness, and Laurie Spieker culminate in the art of this new show. We hope the exposure and personal interpretation of all that is expressed here will spark brand new chain reactions that sizzle and spread creatively, jumping with positivity, hope, and significance.

Exhibition runs from Tuesday, March 27 to Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Opening reception is Saturday, March 31st, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Carolyn Dix assembles a mixture of acrylic paints & mediums, papers, metal, glass, wood, and textiles in her mixed-media art to explore “time” and its many facets. How we spend our time creates a chain reaction in our sphere of influence, so let’s start a chain reaction of positivity and good into our world.

Christine Gagnon creates one-of-a-kind and limited series precious metal and gemstone jewellery. A chain reaction is at the heart of her design process: elements, textures, forms, and lines are inspired by nature and distilled into miniature wearable works of art, each concept leading instinctively to the next.

Ron Hewson and Susan Arness together are known as Chesley House, a photographic collaboration that features bold composition, strong use of colour, and which prints on metal, wood, and paper.

Laurie Spieker creates original designs in glass that reflect her passion for the natural world and its collections of mysteries. Like a chain reaction, one small glimpse of nature’s grace and simplicity leads to closer studies and the eventual encapsulation of these views in the colourful cosmos of glass.

Wonder

an exhibition of fine art photography, paintings, and mosaic art, runs from Tuesday, July 10 to Sunday, September 16, 2018

 


 

featuring ManChoi ChowSophie DrouinWendy Fletcher and Adrienne Zoe

 

Experience wonder through the eyes of artists ManChoi Chow, Sophie Drouin, Wendy Fletcher, and Adrienne Zoe at Uptown Gallery’s Wonder exhibition. Uptown Gallery invites you to view the exhibition which runs from July 10th to September 16th, 2018. Come meet the artists at the opening reception on Sunday July 15th, from 2-4 PM. We hope you will join us!

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

ManChoi Chow: ManChoi hopes to never lose the sense of wonder in his art making…as his initial curiosity and wonderment is evoked; as he captures what he sees through his lens; as he creates, and regenerates the original inspiration. “My hope is to connect with others who may also experience wonder through my art, broadening our shared experience of the wonder-filled world we share.

Sophie Drouin: Internationally recognized, award-winning mosaic artist Sophie Drouin is admired for her eclectic vision and artistic experimentation. Her art has been featured in professional exhibits in Italy, France, the United States, and Canada. She has been commissioned for mosaic installations, has performed as a juror in several important competitions, and has taught technique classes at important mosaic studios in the U.S. and Canada. She was the first North American Mosaic artist to be honoured as the sole invited guest for the Invitational portion of the Mosaic Arts International Exhibition in 2018 in Boston.

Wendy Fletcher: Beauty embedded everywhere in the natural world inspires awe in Wendy. She wonders at the transcendent wrapped in the creaturely and attempts to communicate the depth of breath-taking beauty through her paintbrush. Colours on canvas, as wonder at the world, express her experience of that which is beyond words.

Adrienne Zoe: Adrienne finds wonder in the world around her, and especially enjoys exploring nature and travelling. Her recent passion for bird photography has brought her on many birding trails and keeps her busy year-round. Her images are works of art expressing her wonder in the subjects she photographs. 

Middle Ground

 

Middle Ground, a conversation in stone

 

collaborative show featuring Sophie Drouin and Rachel Sager

Opens Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Closing date is November 14th, 2018

Drawn to Design

 

 

Drawn to Design is a new exhibition at UpTown Gallery featuring recent works by Sanela DizdarMary GuillaumeMary Lou Hiller and Ida Tong

The show runs from September 17 to November 18. Join us at the opening reception on Saturday, September 22 from 2 - 4 pm to enjoy the artwork and meet the artists. Refreshments will be served.

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

 

Sanela Dizdar: Sanela Dizdar is a designer drawn to drawing. In this show she uses principles of line in liquid graphite to paint horses on canvas. All of her passions are combined in one: graphite, horses and drawing with a brush on canvas.

Mary Guillaume: After some 70+ years of drawing and designing (one leading to the other in either direction), Mary has used many mediums: graphite pencil, ink, watercol- our, acrylic and oils. Recently she decided to try something new – coloured pencils, for fine art. This has had some unusual surprises as well as some definite delights, and not only has she found it to be great fun, she has found a whole new admiration for col- oured pencil fine artists. “UpTown Gallery has some fantastic ones in Vickie Lawrence, Cathy Pascoe, Joanne Makulski and newest member, Assem Hamdy, whose fine work is introduced in this show!”

Mary Lou Hiller: In all of Mary Lou Hillerʼs paintings and associated artwork her skill in draughtsmanship is a noteworthy foundation. Recently she has made this love of drawing a “main feature” allowing planning lines to show and moving from a realistic image toward abstracted design.

Ida Tong: Before painting, Ida Tong spends ample time thinking, imagining, exploring and designing, in search of some relevant compositions by doodling her ideas on paper. Each image is drawn loosely, sometimes meticulously, as part of a study while engaging her creative but often intensive process. When painting, Ida keeps the images fluid allowing room to balance all visual elements on canvas whilst involving her current thought provoking theme: Human Evolution to Artificial Intelligence.