Select Works With A Twist Exhibition

January 20, 2017

SELECT WORKS WITH A TWIST
January 16 – February 5, 2017

Idea Exchange Art + Design | Design at Riverside Gallery
7 Melville Street S.
Cambridge, ON
519.621.0460

Selected from the Idea Exchange Permanent Collection, nine limited edition tapestries commissioned in the 1960’s and ‘70’s by French arts impresario Marie Cuttoli by famous artists of the time. They were manufactured by the renowned weavers of Aubusson, and sold in art galleries around the world. Idea Exchange acquired them through donation and has never before exhibited them as a group.

Accompanying this collection of tapestries are 17 rugs by artists and illustrators represented by the studio, Reactor Art and Design. Starting in 1987, Reactor began creating one-of-a-kind and few-of-a-kind rugs for homes owners, architects and interior designers in Canada and the United States. The goal of Reactor’s rugs was to bring art off the walls and bring it to the “fifth wall” by exploring the visual opportunities that looking down offers. Sometimes the rugs were the result of commissions, others were the result of a personal vision. Most of the rugs were one-of-a-kind and others were done in small numbers. Jamie Bennett, Federico Botana, Steven Guarnaccia, Barbara Klunder, Jeff Jackson, James Marsh, Maurice Vellekoop, Tracey Wood, and Rene Zamic were the Reactor artists who designed Reactor rugs from 1987 to 2001.

SELECT WORKS WITH A TWIST features the work of Fernand Léger, Max Ernst, Jean (Hans) Arp, Joan Miro, Alexander Calder, Victor Vasarely, Andy Warhol, Barbara Klunder, Rene Zamic, Jeff Jackson, Maurice Vellekoop, Jamie Bennett, James Marsh, and Steven Guarnaccia.

Curated by Esther E. Shipman.

Mon – Fri 12:00 – 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am – 12:30pm, 1:00 – 5:00pm
Sun 1:00 – 5:00pm

Admission is free and all are welcome.

For more information, visit ideaexchange.org/art, call 519.621.0460 or follow on Twitter @IdeaXchngART.Idea

Exchange Art + Design presents contemporary art, architecture and design from three galleries in the City of Cambridge: Design at Riverside, Preston, and Queen’s Square.

 

Maurice Vellekoop’s 2016 Holiday Cards

December 20, 2016

Maurice Vellekoop painted this striking set of gouache Christmas cards for the 2016 holiday season.

 

 

The Museum of the Street: 50 Years of Toronto Illustration

January 12, 2016

The Museum of the Street: 50 Years of Toronto Illustration

 

The Museum Of The Street: 50 Years of Toronto Illustration

Show Dates: January 12 to February 5, 2016
Opening reception: from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 14, 2016

The exhibition will be open to the public, Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Museum Of The Street will be a exhibition of the 50 years of illustration featuring the work of 38 Toronto illustrators who began their careers in the years between the 1960’s and the mid 1980’s.

Here’s the list of artists in the show…

Jamie Bennett
Huntley Brown
Tak Bui
David Chestnutt
Julius Ciss
Mike Constable
Sylvie Daigneault
Ken Dallison
Will Davis
Sandra Dionisi
Blair Drawson
Bob Fortier
Gail Geltner
James Hill
Roger Hill
Jeff Jackson
Barbara Klunder
Jerzy Kolacz
Anita Kunz
Ted Larson
Ross MacDonald
Doug Martin
Tom McNeely
Joe Morse
Simon Ng
Tomio Nitto
Dennis Noble
Doug Panton
Maureen Paxton
Joe Salina
Gerry Sevier
Peter Swan
James Sweetland
Mark Thurman
Maurice Vellekoop
Richard Whyte
Muriel Wood
Rene Zamic

(Painting by James Hill for the Canadian Opera Company’s 1979/1980 season poster)

Barbara Klunder at David Kaye Gallery

October 27, 2015

Barbara Klunder's Naked Truth

Barbara Klunder’s Naked Truth at David Kaye Gallery
October 29 – November 22, 2015
Meet the artist: Saturday, October 31, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

In Naked Truth BARBARA KLUNDER is showing a number of quick gesture drawings that speak to her love of putting line to paper… and capturing the essence in each pose. Drawing is the basis for all the incredible causes that she has worked on employing her wicked humour and spirited drawing style to great effect.

Blair Drawson and Anita Kunz Showing Erotica

October 23, 2015

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Blair Drawson and Anita Kunz will be exhibiting a number of works exploring the themes of love, lust, and the politics of desire at Charlotte Hale’s small gallery.

SHE & HE
Show runs November 5th – 29th, 2015

Charlotte Hale & Associates
Fine Art, Photography & Design
588 Markham St.
Mirvish Village
Toronto, ON
M6G 2L8
647-527-4253

Fresh Fruit by Sylvie Thamsir

June 11, 2015

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A new still life done with graphite pencil on paper by Sylvie Thamsir.

The Juggler of Our Lady: Forbear of the Graphic Novel

June 10, 2015

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Originally released in 1953, R.O. Blechman’s picture book, The Juggler of Our Lady will be reprinted by Dover Graphic Novels this summer with an introduction by Maurice Sendak. The Juggler of Our Lady is one of the great examples of the graphic novel form. In the book, Blechman gives us a satirical, visual retelling of a classic medieval Christmas tale of the same name. The story is simple: An innocent juggler named Cantalbert sets out to save the world with his talent but is scorned and ignored by everyone he meets until an encounter with a statue of the Virgin Mary changes his life.

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The first edition was published by Henry Holt in 1953.

Carolyn Gowdy’s Warm wishes for a season of sunshine and splendour.

June 8, 2015

These are two of Carolyn’s recent handcoloured etchings.

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Dream Boat

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Girl with Eye and Seashell

Carolyn is presenting a solo exhibition of her ongoing project ‘pOeM pEoPle at the Seaside’ during her residency at the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout & Arthouse in Aldburgh, Suffolk, UK from 6 June to 20 June, 2015.

Happy Halloween

October 31, 2014

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Photo and collage by Steven Guarnaccia

Motorcycle Style

September 12, 2014

Custom motorcycle helmet painted by Alëna Skarina.

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