This is our busiest summer ever, with over 1500 visitors coming to the Gallery and the Sculpture Garden every week.  Our exhibition of new gallery artists Don Maynard, Adam Markovic, Steve Heineman, Nicholas Crombach and Chung Im-Kim, plus new work by perennial favourites Peter Hoffer, Etienne Labbe,  Jennifer Hornyak, Scott Pattinson, and Edward Falkenberg has been drawing collectors from across Canada. We are  extending this exhibition until September 14th . It will be followed by a special solo exhibition of new works by Otto Rogers.

Even if you have visited us in the last two months, you will see new additions by many of the featured artists. And if the comments we are hearing are any indication, this year's sculpture exhibition in the garden is outstanding.


Portrait of Madison, Oil on Panel, 14 x 16 inches

"I've always been fascinated with the human form, body language and gesture. Inspired by thumb puppets and marionettes, I began this project by drawing from live models, asked to repeatedly collapse on a small platform, push themselves upright and collapse again. The physicality of working on a large scale turns the act of drawing into a sort of dance, where my body movement mimics that of the figure.  I become physically connected to the drawing." - Adam Markovic


 
Adam Markovic studied with "Studio Santo Spirito", an atelier in the artisan quarter of Santo Spirito, which focused on teaching fundamental drawing and painting techniques. In 2013 Adam was invited by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) to present his work at the Toronto International Art Fair as a "Curator's Pick of Up and Coming Artists". Adam currently lives and works in Montreal, Canada.



White Cube, Charred Wood and Enamel, 42 x 25 x 9 inches


Denouement No 5, Acrylic on Canvas, 50 x 50 inches

Pattinson's paintings are in many collections around the world and his work has been reviewed in many publications across the country. In 2013 the public gallery in Straford presented a retrospective of his work with an acompaning catalogue. He paints from a renovated barn in rural Southern Ontario and a cabin in the Muskokas. The Clyde House series represent an evolution in his work, backing away from hard edges and canvas boundaries, moving towards a freer, unbounded iteration.
 



Untitled #38 Elephant Series, Bronze, 12 x 17 inches

Richard worked in steel at the University of Alberta where his professors and peers carried affiliation and association with famed British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro and the eminent critic Clement Greenberg. He pursued further artistic training in the Loire Valley with Martine Vaugel, first director of figurative sculpture at the New York Academy of Art.
 


Farmland Afternoon V2, Chromogenic Print on Dibond, 36 x 48 inches

"My current series of photos captures the fleeting beauty of landscapes and objects we see every day, driving along the highway, but with a perspective that is shifted and in motion. This beauty is often trapped by our static views and desensitized perceptions of the world around us. All photos in this series were shot looking out the window of a moving vehicle using a low shutter speed to blur the patterns and colours of subjects. The images are then further abstracted by digital manipulation, turning what is often dismissed as unappealing and banal into enigmatic and moody images." 

- Etienne Labbé 


Passage, Ceramic, 32 x 60 x 4 inches

These vessels are created with a wide variety of clay bodies, hand-built, carved, inscribed, painted with layers of under-glaze and oxides that are then washed off. The ones in this grouping are salt, salt-soda and wood fired. The metal stitches are made of steel welding rod and fired with the piece. The vessels have inscribed words, upcycled glass and 23 kt gold inside.

 


Femme avec chapeau, Oil on Linen, 20 x 18 inches

"In these figurative paintings Jennifer Hornyak renders isolated faces against monochromatic backgrounds in thick viscous layers of paint. Indeed, the profound emotional impact of the works emerge from the fertile meeting of conflicting impulses: the painterly desire to let paint itself convey meaning - Hornyak strives for increasing abstraction in her work - and the refusal to abandon the burden of the image - the human form. The artist successfully creates a liminal space between figuration and abstraction where poetic meaning and optic pleasure resonate." - Victoria LeBlanc, McClure Gallery


Event Horizon, Ceraminc, 17 x 31 x 9 inches

Canadian ceramic artist Steven Heinemann (RCA) lives and works near Cookstown, Ontario. Since completing his MFA (Alfred University, 1983) he has taught widely in Canada and the U.S.A. He has exhibited continuously since his first solo exhibition at the Ontario Crafts Council in 1982. He is currently represented by five galleries in Canada, Europe, U.S.A, and his work is in numerous public collections.  These include the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Museum Of Fine Arts (Boston), Icheon World Ceramic Centre (Korea), National Museum of History (Taiwan),  the Museum of Art and Design (New York), Museum Boymans van Beuningen (Rotterdam), and The Contemporary Museum (Honolulu). He has received many national and international awards.

 



Yeokryu, Screenprinted Hand Sewn Felt, 24 x 24x 2 inches

"Over time my interests have prompted me to search for unfamiliar territory in the shaping of industrial felt, developing structural relief in conjunction with two-dimensional surface design.  And with the help of digital technology these two things can connect seamlessly.  Each small module joined by hand stitching is a kind of cell in a body that contains specific information, all combining to form descriptive images.  At this point in my journey felt remains an essential aspect of my identity as a maker.  More than simply material, it continues to excite and stimulate my thought process and hold out the possibility of new language." - Chung-Im Kim


 

 


Old Bitch 2/8, Bronze, 20 x 22 x 9

Nicholas Crombach is a visual artist working primarily in sculpture. Crombach Graduated from OCAD University's Sculpture and Installation program in 2012. He has since continued his practice exhibiting work in a variety of gallery exhibitions, project spaces and sculpture gardens. Crombach has been awarded the Hayden Davies Memorial award and Samuel Lazar Kagan award from OCAD University, The Abraham & Malka Green award, a BMO 1st Art Nomination, and in 2013 his sculpture, Man with child's Bow and Arrows, was preselected for the Figurativas 13 exhibition at the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona. In 2012, Crombach was the selected winner of a First Capital Realty public commission. The entitled work, Billy, Nanny and the Kids, is location in Appleby Village, Burlington Ontario.

Sorites Fetish, Steel and Bronze, 34 x 19 x 14 inches

"When it comes to writing about my work I experience a certain reluctance. Words tend to define and nail down ideas and to quote Nietzsche "words make the uncommon common". My sculptures are objects of reflection and contemplation. The head that I employ in most of my work is generic, non-specific, genderless, egg-like in form and intention. I look on them as a mirror which reflects back the observer's experience in new combinations and associations. The works are open ended with no didactic intent other than to see new possibilities. I work in metal because I love the physical tactility of it and the processes involved in making a sculpture." - Dale Dunning



A solo exhibition of Otto Roger's new canvases and paperwork will run from September 19th until October 20th. Email us to receive a sneak preview of the new  work  that will be available for his September show. Y ou may appreciate the opportunity to consider these in advance of the exhibition.

Three Part Unity, Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 54 inches


 

 

KOSHER WINE RELEASE AT HUFF'S

Tell any friends that may be interested, it's another great reason to come to the county. Huff Estates is proud to announce that in partnership with Rabbi Teitlebaum we have released the first kosher wine of Prince Edward County, and one of the only VQA kosher wines available in Ontario. To purchase please visit the Huff Estates website.


 
 
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