Thursday, December 1, 2016

Install shots from the GLASSLANDS Exhibition

Check out these install shots from Fiona Ackerman's opening last Saturday!











Ben Skinner at PULSE Art Fair’s


Check out what Ben Skinner is up to this week at PULSE Art Fair in Miami Beach. As one of the most anticipated events during Miami Art Week, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is a well-respected source for the discovery of emerging to mid-career artists offering a comprehensive overview of the contemporary art market today. The Fair features over 75 local and international exhibitors whose work ranges from audience-engaging large-scale sculptures and installations to performances. The fair opens today, December 1st, and will run until this Sunday, December 4th.





For more information please click here.




Thursday, November 24, 2016

Fiona Ackerman | G L A S S L A N D S Opens This Saturday From 2-4 PM

G L A S S L A N DS
Fiona Ackerman

November 26th, 2016 – January 7th, 2017
Opening Reception | Saturday November 26th, 2pm -4pm.




Winsor Gallery is thrilled to announce the arrival of a new exhibition, G L A S S L A N D S, featuring the colourful and imaginative works of internationally acclaimed artist, Fiona Ackerman. Inspired by Foucault's concept of Heterotopia, these bold new paintings look at the garden on canvas as both a site and symbol of imagination; the breeding ground for invention, where “we harness the wild and reinvent our world”. Rather than the tradition of depicting gardens, bounded spaces, the canvasses embody the process of gardening, cultivating an impossible space: a medley of sculptured cut-outs, with branches, grasses, leaves entangled and entangling. The density of foliage is ceaselessly reflected and refracted in texture, colour, size and dimension to produce something that is both a display and a performance.


About Fiona Ackerman

Originally from Montreal, Fiona Ackerman is a painter living and working in Vancouver, BC. Since completing her BFA through Concordia and Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Ackerman has exhibited across Canada and in Europe. She received an honorable mention for the Kingston Prize for Canadian Portraiture in 2009, and was included in Carte Blanche 2: Painting, a survey and showcase painting in Canada (published by The Magenta Foundation, fall 2008). Most recently she was featured in the Jealous Curator’s new publication, entitled “Creative Block”, published by Chronicle Books, and was longlisted in the 2015 Sobey Art Awards.

While Ackerman’s work is diverse in style, it is deeply rooted in the practice of painting. Whether working on a wild abstract piece or a delicately rendered portrait, her approach is at once playful and meticulous. Through her painting, Fiona is continually reinventing the way she represents her world, her environment and the places of her imagination. In 2016, she showcased her studio still lifes in a dual exhibition at the Surrey Art Gallery entitled “Mimetic Workshop”, a study into the inner workings of the artist’s studio.


For more information on Fiona Ackerman and her upcoming exhibition, please visit: https://www.artsy.net/show/winsor-gallery-g-l-a-s-s-l-a-n-d-s

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Join us for the opening reception of Fiona Ackerman's new exhibition G L A S S L A N D S this Saturday!


Come and beat the winter blues this weekend with the colourful works of Fiona Ackerman in her new exhibition G L A S S L A N D S, at Winsor Gallery. Looking at the garden on canvas as both a site and symbol of imagination, the works in the exhibition provide an opportunity for reinvention and self reflection - an escape from society.“One escapes to the garden for reflection, to go into the self. One is not challenged by the garden, but freed to explore in its protective utopian safety, artificial though it may be.”



Join us for the opening reception this weekend on November 26th from 2-4pm.


  

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Andy, an Artist in the Spotlight


Andy Dixon's Hermes Shirt, 2016 & Versace Shirt, 2016

Thanks to Booooooom for the feature on one of our artists, Andy Dixon, whose most recent works were showcased at Art Toronto. Even among the sea of spectacular contemporary Canadian art, Andy’s booth, full of magnificent hues and an array of subjects drawing on artistic historical tropes, stood out as one of the greats! 

Click here to check out Booooooom's feature on the works displayed.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CITIZEN PONG!

Check out photos from Bradley Harms very first #citizenpong event!
  
part of a larger Gala after the auction for Contemporary Calgary. The table and paddles are hand-painted, and the whole space is blacklit. the darkened environment becomes a safe, anonymous space for citizens to play while conversely, the props become a and highly charged dramatic/aesthetic objects to consider. 
The night was fantastic, and people were engaged nonstop. I have a few different modes of play, with hand produced ribbons for winners/losers/participants. It was incredibly well received, garnering much attention from Art world folks and civilians alike… very fun and collegial!











Monday, October 31, 2016

Andy on the Jealous Curator!


Check out the kind words written by The Jealous Curator on Andy Dixon - one of our artists whose work people can’t seem to get enough of. 

 
Left: 20.4 Million Dollar Vase, 2016 
Right: 1.2 Million Dollar Vase, 2016