Imagining Peace: Walking Labyrinths
Exhibition Duration: April 10th – April 30th, 2017
Exhibition Reception: Saturday, April 22nd, from 12 pm – 4 pm
Imagining Peace: Walking Labyrinths is a solo exhibition featuring work by Bruce Parsons. This exhibition which came together starting in 2012 focuses on the use of wide range of materials, mural paintings, objects, watercolour on paper, video and installation. In the last five years he has worked around the idea of accelerated time related to communication, and the way human perceives the world in our everyday life. He has used the image of the labyrinth in the context of facing the chaos in the world at the present time.
Parsons was part of Emma Lake workshops lead by Frank Stella, Ken Noland, Jules Olitski, John Cage and Clement Greenberg. From Late 1970’s to late 2000 he was a Director of Graduate MFA programme and Associate Professor at Fine Arts Department at the York University. His extensive exhibition record includes solo and group exhibitions across Canada in both private, artist-run spaces and public galleries as well as in exhibitions in Beijing, New York City, Hong Kong and New Castle Upon-Tynne, England.
Parsons invites participants to be a part of the discussion that explores the notion of non-objective painting during his artist talk on Tuesday, April 18th from 7 pm – 9 pm.
The Sound of Life
Exhibition Duration: April 10th – April 30, 2017
Exhibition Reception: Tuesday, April 11th 6 pm – 9 pm
The Sound of Life features oil paintings by Oleg Churylov that are artistic expression about individual events, episodes, scenes of life, our spiritual experiences, dreams and nature around us.
The inspirations for Churylov’s pieces started as a child in the distant city of Baku. He has been seeking these experiences through different facets of his life as an engineer, businessman, an author and finally as an artist.
“Every moment of our lives - is reminiscent of a particular sound and some of them I have tried to depict in my paintings. This incorporates everything - happiness, joy, love, sadness, frustrations, fear, sorrow, regret. What's the most important is that it makes up one's faith and hope for a wonderful tomorrow which should be beautiful! I am thankful to God that through my daughter Valentina, he has given me the brushes and paints.”