July 19 to August 5, 2022
Location: Art Space Connect, Parkview and Founders Galleries
Presented by: Neilson Park Creative Centre
Reception and Awards Ceremony: Thursday, July 21 from 7 pm to 9 pm
IMPACT is NPCC’s most anticipated show that fosters creativity in the artistic community. IMPACT 2022 aims to bring together artists practicing in diverse media and approaches, both traditional and contemporary, while showcasing artwork of the highest standard.
IMPACT 2022 Winners
Congratulations to the winning artists of IMPACT 2022!
Channel by Juliana Scherzer
First Prize Winner
Channel evokes transitions between space and time and how our environments affect these transitions.
Made from preserved fallen leaves, the strands of cut and sewn leaves move through the squares, their patterns shifting, evoking changeability and impacts of different environments.
The material itself is natural and is also subject to change, having already shifted colour since the creation of the piece, the material and Channel itself are living and changing.
This leads to consideration of one’s role in this process, the effects we have on the environment around us, and the symbiotic relationships between human, environment, material, and creation.
Inukshuk by Cat Marchese
Second Prize Winner
I created this Inukshuk to show respect and pay homage to the Inummariit the Inuit who know how to survive on the land, living in their traditional way.
The bricks used in this image are historical and several decades old which I found along shorelines in Toronto.
They are part of my historical brick collection – Citybonez – where I pay photographic homage to our stately skeleton, building blocks manufactured by brickyards dating back to 1889, offering a glimpse into our collective architecture.
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Cumulus by Gordon Boyd
Third Prize Winner
Inspired by the clouds seen each night growing up in Manitoba, the soft greens of this piece are reminiscent of a quite night overlooking a lake.
The subtle bright green outline of each highlighting the texture and making it stand out much like the sun lines the clouds during a sunset.
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The Greenman by Pat Burns-Wendland
The Greenman was created during the first half of our Covid lockdown. I felt the need to experiment and see what was possible with my handwoven and dyed silk cloth. Time was on my side.
The Greenman is 100% silk, hand dyed and woven. the image that appears on the back of the piece was created using hand dyed cheesecloth then stitched to the cloth.
This mythical creature has always fascinated me and being able to interpret him in my work gave me great satisfaction. The hand dyed commercial silk leaves and lining add to the interest of the piece.
Duality by Alex Dabic
This painting was done as a tribute to a close friend and fellow artist, who is of both Russian and Ukrainian heritage. Painted prior to the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, the goal behind this piece was to capture a moment of introspection while representing the subject as a bi-product of both nations, each having played a major part in shaping his cultural identity.
Infused throughout the background are portions of his artist statement, written in both languages. The figure is painted life-size and contrasted against a gritty, abstract background, so as to create a trompe-l’oeil effect and establish a relationship between the figure and the viewer.
IMPACT 2022 ARTISTS
Congratulations to the following artists who have been accepted into the exhibition!
Our juror, Azadeh Pirazimian was tasked with selecting artworks that demonstrated creative thinking and a strong understanding of concept, media and process. There were 80 artworks chosen for the exhibition from 222 entries.
|Artist||Artwork||Social Media & Website Links|
|Anita Adamek||Cardinal in Winter|
|Holly Atkinson||The Fragile Earth||Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Website|
|Ian Baggley||Portrait of Ron||Facebook, Instagram, Website|
|Nahal Bahrman||Untitled||Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Website|
|Alice Berloni||Naked Trees|
|Gordon Boyd||Cumulus||Facebook, Instagram, Website|
|Pat Burns-Wendland||The Greenman||Website|
|Janet Byrne||Black and White Swallows|
|Nancy R. Chalut||Sunday’s Second Sermon|
|Mary Ellen Chapman||Sweet Dreams||Facebook, Instagram, Website|
|Nadra Chapman||Tarana Burke|
|Clement Cheng||Floating Pears||Instagram, Website|
|Lillian Chow||Momentum||Instagram, Website|
|John Crowther||Chaos & Control|
|Alex Dabic||Duality||Instagram, Website|
|Pauline De Four||Four Seasons- Textile Painting||Instagram, Website|
|Stephanie Dold||Semiotics||Facebook, Instagram, Website|
|Tom Driedger||Stairway to Heaven|
|Mike Efford||Fields of Vision – Harvest Vortex #1||Website|
|Sonya Elliott||Altered Circles|
|Irit Epstein||When the Music Starts to Play||Instagram, Website|
|Nancy Farrell||There Are No Words||Website|
|Tatiana Fryntov||Adolescence||Facebook, Instagram, Website|
|Oleksandra Gayova||Self Portrait|
|Jonathan Gee||Island Cabin|
|Catharina Goldnau||5 Dimensions|
|Tatiana Gorbal||The View||Instagram, Website|
|Benjamin Guidolin||When Alice Cooper met Salvador Dali|
|Jaehyun Han||Coexistence_Mohawk Institute Residential School|
|Samuel Hayes||Fire Crux||Instagram, Website|
|Anne Jackson||Radiant Blue||Facebook, Instagram, Website|
|Susan Jephcott||The Velvet Glove of Silencing|
|Fei Ji||10 Skies||Website|
|Elfie Kalfakis||Burning Virgin Study #1||Facebook, Instagram, Website|
|Arthur Karasik||Tell Me a Story||Instagram, Website|
|Sherry Khorasani||Pink Cosmos and Blue Sky|
|Hannah Kilby||Cherries||Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Website|
|Jodi Kitto-Ward||The Turning Point III||Instagram, Website|
|Jane Laster-Gordon||Abstracted Chair||Facebook, Instagram|
|Brittany Lauren||Imagine That||Instagram, Website|
|Joseph Leanage||6 The Shine|
|Arnie Lipsey||Incognito||Facebook, Instagram, Website|
|Cathy Lorraway||Summer Reflections||Facebook, Instagram|
|Franca Marazia||En Plein Air||Instagram, Website|
|Cat Marchese||Inukshuk||Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Website|
|Johnming Mark||Leda and the Swan||Facebook, Instagram|
|Brian Marshall||Merganzer||Facebook, Instagram, Website|
|Laurel Martin||Firecracker Sunflowers||Facebook, Instagram, Website|
|Geramie O’Shea||Halloween Quilt|
|Rekha Pevekar||Exotic Orchids||Instagram, Website|
|Katrianna Pisani||Firing the Shotgun|
|Marie A. Prospero||Lighthouse||Website|
|Piera Pugliese||The Old General of Woodvalley||Facebook, Instagram, Website|
|Karen L Ray||Finally Spring||Facebook, Instagram|
|Jennifer Reis||Loafer’s Lake|
|Peter Reitsma||Steel Band||Facebook, Instagram, Website|
|Doreen Renner||Topsy Turvy||Facebook, Instagram, Website|
|Alena Rotko||Shell||Facebook, Instagram, Website|
|Juliana Scherzer||Channel||Instagram, Website|
|Linda Semple||Interrupted Space||Instagram, Website|
|Elizabeth Stanton||Blue||Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Website|
|Margaret Stawicki||Silenced||Instagram, Website|
|Quan Steele||Misplacement||Instagram, Website|
|Douglas Stratford||J!M!||Facebook, Website|
|Roger Sutcliffe||Viral Flakes #6 1-1||Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Website|
|Ewa Szozda||Willow Trees in the Country Road||Facebook, Instagram|
|Heather Vida-Moore||Burst||Instagram, Website|
|Gerda Wekerle||Flying Upwards|
|Ross Williams||Hidden Away||Instagram, Website|
|Mathew Xagoraris||All Consuming Cura||Facebook, Website|
|Adi Zur||Seeing Things||Facebook, Website|
Azadeh Pirazimian, Juror
Azadeh Pirazimian is an Iranian-Canadian multidisciplinary artist, art instructor based in Toronto and a former lecturer from Iran.
Through her practice, she actively investigates prevailing power structures, social norms and conventions while focusing on belonging, womanhood and everyday resistances. Her interests are a matter of representation, collaboration as practice, feminist politics and intersectionality. She aims to initiate methods within her art practice to create space for dialogue. Azadeh’s artistic approach combines different disciplines, including photography, video, performance art, painting and illustration, while her methodology is consistent.
Over the years, her works have been showcased at several exhibitions in Iran, Canada and the Netherlands. In her most current body of works, “I have Become Red” she offers a critical view of a socio-political and cultural issue over “Being Silenced” either by one’s self or society.
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