Shows in 2018

December 2017 – January 27: Freddie Towe – “Flow”

Opening Reception Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm.

Sponsors:  Barbara Allport and Clasina Weese

 

January 31 – February 24: Harold Eastman and Larry Ostrom – “Faces of Bancroft: Makin’ a Living/Makin’ Music”.  An exhibition of photography.

Opening Reception Friday, February 2 at 7:30 pm.

Sponsors:  Dr. J. Rawal and Dr. J. Guthrie, and Dr. M. Fransky

 

February 28 – March 31: Molly Moldovan: - “Turbulent Heart” Exhibition of Paintings

Opening Reception: Friday, March 2 at 7:30 pm

Sponsors: Parkview Dental Centre and Bancroft Auto Body

 

April 4 – April 28: Fred Gottschalk – “Bee-cause and Effect”. Wall Constructions

Opening Reception: Friday, April 6 at 7:30 pm

Sponsors: Bancroft Home Hardware and Friends of the Gallery

 

May 3 – May 26: Martha Eleen: "Before Tomorrow". An Exhibition of Paintings

Opening Reception: Friday, May 4 at 7:30 pm

Sponsors: Ingrid and Hugh Monteith, and TBA

 

May 30 – June 30: Eric  Weiner – “Still Life is ... still life”:  An exhibition of photography.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 1 at 7:30 pm

Sponsors: Micheline Leveque, and The Barn Chefs

 

July 4 – 28: Moses Amik – "Above Looking Down":  A Retrospective of His Art

Opening Reception: Friday, July 6 at 7:30 pm

Sponsor: Camp Ponacka

 

August 1 – September 1: Paul Chester - "Landscape Reflections": Exhibition of Paintings

Opening Reception: Friday, August 3 at 7:30 pm.

Sponsor: The Old Hastings Mercantile and Gallery, and Dalila Obregon

 

September 5 - 29: Rocky Dobey – "Etchings": Intaglio Prints, with guest collaborator Rocky Lawrence Green

Opening Reception: Friday, September 7 at 7:30 pm

Also: Studio Tour sampler in Gallery Shop

Sponsor: Hybla Today

 

October 3 – October 27: Julie Lockau – Exhibition of Works

Opening Reception: Friday, October 5 at 7:30 pm

Sponsor: Susan Latremoille

 

October 31 – December 1: Alex Jack – “From Outside” Exhibition of Landscape Paintings

Opening Reception: Friday, November 2 at 7:30 pm

Sponsor: Pat Cooke in Memory of Paul David Cooke

 

December 5, 2018 – January 26, 2019: 36th Annual Invitational Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, December 7 at 7:30 pm

Sponsor: Boyer GMC Bancroft

 

Martha Eleen – “Before Tomorrow” 

An exhibition of paintings.

May 3 - 26, 2018

 

Opening Reception: Friday, May 4 at 7:30 pm

Sponsors: Ingrid and Hugh Monteith, and the Art Gallery of Bancroft

 

About the Artist

Martha Eleen is interested in the relationship between culture and landscape. Her most recent series, Watershed, 2017, is a requiem for her son, Gabe West. Her paintings have received critical attention in the form of curatorial essays, reviews and publications, and have been exhibited in public galleries in Canada, U.S.A, Mexico and Japan. Eleen’s work is represented in permanent collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario. She is an honours graduate of Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver. Eleen lives in Toronto where she teaches painting and drawing at Toronto School of Art and is represented by Loop Gallery.

 

About the Exhibition

 

 

In Space and Place : The Perspective of Experience, geographer Yi-Fu Tuan contends that a space requires a movement from a place to another place. Similarly, a place requires a space to be a place. Hence, the two notions are co-dependent.

 

The works that comprise Before Tomorrow are selected to show the progression from representation to abstraction. My work is concerned with human geography and the way that social and political activity affect the landscape. In order to paint reality, one must explore the underlying abstract structures that support the visible surfaces of a place. These investigations have led to an interest in space itself and I have recently challenged myself to try to paint without place. Because this is probably impossible, the place that my space occupies represents an internal landscape.

My work is rooted in my lived life and the title for this exhibition refers to the mapping of a period of time, before, during and after the death of my son. 

 

Artist Statement

I am interested in Human Geography: the way people affect the landscape and the way this interaction determines how society functions. My observational practice has been less concerned with accumulating technical skills and more with increasing my ability to be present. I have found adventure by paying attention in ordinary and overlooked places, and revealing the underlying social and political context that is hidden in plain view.

My career was developed by looking purposefully outward, believing that the less personal the subject matter, the more seriously my work would be taken.

Working with a much closer horizon, I became interested in the variety of ways that space can be penetrated. Although the work is representational, it is the abstract issues that are important: the significance of the relationship between objects and people that creates a place within the space, separate from the superficial or impersonal meaning of the objects.

 

Contact Details

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