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Chari Lesniak, Untitled 2. 36×56 in., oil on canvas. $3000.
Chari Lesniak, Untitled 1. 82×52.5 in., oil on canvas. $5900.
We’re so pleased to announce the arrival of Kurt Swinghammer’s
Red Canoe No. 32. Outstanding colour palette.
48×48 in., acrylic on canvas, 2017. SOLD
Neighbour’s House, Byron Hodgins. Oil on canvas,
43×54 in. 2013. $3350. SOLD
Dogwood High Park, oil on canvas, 48×48 in.
River Silhouettes, oil on canvas, 54x43in.
Winter Thaw, oil on canvas, 24×24 in.
We’re pleased to present Kurt Swinghammer’s new
“Loon Series“. 48″ x 48”, acrylic on canvas. INQUIRE
VERSO Gallery and INabstracto Present
BLACKBONES Collection by Julie Jenkinson
Objects and sculptural jewelry for all sexes.
Thursday, November 26 from 6-9 pm.
The BLACKBONES collection spans the divide between found object, fine art sculpture and jewelry. Working through a deeply intuitive and organic sense of form, Jenkinson creates assemblages of artisanal and salvaged industrial materials. The results are strikingly dramatic pieces that one could only call post modern industrial primitive.
The visual intrigue of each piece derives from the way in which Jenkinson combines the vocabulary of indigenous and ethnic jewelry with a classic modernist sensibility. Bridging ancient and contemporary design, she creates a timelessness around each piece that is hard to place but is difficult to ignore.
Each BLACKBONES piece is irresistibly tactile, inviting you to hold and feel the beauty of their texture and explore their unique forms. Whether worn daily as a signature item or as an occasional accent piece, this collection is bound to draw attention and set the wearer apart.
BLACKBONES is Julie Jenkinson’s signature and thoroughly unique design statement expressed through jewelery and sculpture.
Julie Jenkinson is a British born, self-taught artist and designer living in Toronto. www.blackbones.ca
above: rubber, brass sculpture maquette, Julie Jenkinson
top: sculptural jewelry by Julie Jenkinson
MAX LUPO: THE BELLY IS THE RULE
Interactive Performance and Installation
Opening: Saturday, October 24 from 3-5
Exhibition Dates: October 24-November 8
THE BELLY IS THE RULE is an interactive performance and installation by Max Lupo, in which he attempts to solve a number of essential human dilemmas, with these things that he made for you.
Max has created a range of devices, inventions, and benign machinations, all of which are activated by the viewer’s participation. Together the viewer and artist will find that what the objects purport to do is both a very real reality, and an obvious sham.
In my most recent work I become both inventor, and manipulator. The devices I create present themselves as an object waiting to be touched, and it is through the user’s interaction that the true character of each device is revealed. The power of the objects reside in their ability to engage with the viewers on both a tactile and conceptual level.
The objects may attempt to offer a concrete solution for some deleterious human ailment, or perhaps they are simply a lightning rod for irony. In either case, the objects are created to be reactive to the user, in a way that allows them to reveal truths about themselves, the user, and I –all at once.
Max Lupo is an emerging artist who is currently attending the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Arts Media and Design program at OCAD University. Over the course of his undergraduate education Max focused on printmaking, and new media sculpture. These days, Max works to develop a range of interesting inventions which are used in his performative installations.
Max has actively sought out many exhibition opportunities, including solo exhibitions in Georgian College’s Campus Gallery, as well as VERSO Gallery, on Toronto’s Queen Street West. Additionally, he remains engaged in his local art community by founding Art in House, a community art gallery in Barrie, Ontario.
Photograph by Max Lupo, Ferris Wheel, 2014
LINDY FYFE: SHIFT TWIST
September 12-October 4
OPENING: Saturday, September 12 from 3-6
Image: Lindy Fyfe, Tectonic 10, 2014.
Recycled fabric with canvas, 36″w x 48”h
Julie Jenkinson is a British born artist and designer living in Toronto. Best known for her Animaze Collection of luxury wallpaper, pajamas and fabrics. BLACKBONES, her new collection of primitive modern sculptural jewellery and objects will be launched at VERSO Gallery in the fall, 2015. www.blackbones.ca
Janet Macpherson: Mirabilia
A new collection of ceramic objects.
May 30-June 21, 2015
Opening May 30 from 2-4 PM.
This new collection of ceramic objects invites an encounter with the marvelous,
the monstrous, and the hybrid. It alludes to links between wonder, pleasure and the human appetite for the rare and the strange. Hybrid beings force us to the limits of our understanding, as they present us with two things happening simultaneously. They are constantly in flux, uniting and diverging at the same time.
– Janet Macpherson
Janet Macpherson earned her Bachelor degree in philosophy from York University,
and studied ceramics at Sheridan College. She holds an MFA from The Ohio State University. She has been the recipient of a research grant from The Canada Council for the Arts, the 2013 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics, and the RBC Emerging Artists Studio Set-up Award presented by Craft Ontario. Macpherson has shown her work nationally and internationally. This is her first solo show in Canada. Janet currently
lives and works in Toronto.
Image: Perch, 2014. Porcelain. h. 13cm x l. 16cm x d. 9cm
Photo, Ryan Legassicke
Photo, Ryan Legassicke