Sunday, February 16, 2014

Show and Tell

Currently there is a show in Toronto at the Praxis Gallery in which are hanging four of my paintings and I have been reflecting on other shows in other places at other times since the opening last week.

Praxis Gallery, 2014
Praxis Gallery, 2007
The buzz of anticipation, of excitement, of happiness raises the decibel level at the opening as friends and strangers come in and create a crowd.
    
Howes Hall Gallery, 2013
It is as though the paintings speak to them of their own visions and this is a conversation that the artist is intensely interested in.

Kier Gallery, 2008




Kier Gallery, 2008

To choose, to present and show the work -- this is the final touch. This solitary journey in which we mostly find ourselves focused alone, attempting to bring something into being, is shared. We find ourselves at one with the process -- this makes it complete.
Kier Gallery 2008



Kier Gallery, 2008

In all the shows over the years, solo or group, juried or not, the event of the opening is so exciting. The venue becomes alive with discussion and the cross-fertilization of ideas. 
Praxis Gallery, 2007
We discover parts of ourselves in the show...

Praxis Gallery, 2014
... and the show goes on. 

Continuing to the 20th of February, Praxis Gallery, 1614 Queen Street West, Toronto.



                                                 

Sunday, February 2, 2014