August 11 (Saturday) - November 24 (Saturday)
Abstracted paintings - glazes of paint and dry media manipulate the eye and mind. A reflection on the creation process relating to physical and imagined spaces. A refreshing paint
Abstracted paintings – glazes of paint and dry media manipulate the eye and mind. A reflection on the creation process relating to physical and imagined spaces.
A refreshing paint exhibition for the fall season, the Centre welcomes Janine Wheeler with her abstracted paintings. Glazes of paint on synthetic Yupo* paper, and multiple washes on panel and canvas, manipulate the eye and mind, creating reflections of physical and imagined spaces. Janine Wheeler’s process of creation becomes another tool and method of her painting aesthetic.
Creating bushy forms of paint emerge from and recede into the surface, nodding to a surreal world of imagined foliage-like masses. Smooth and painterly, yet leafy and textured, organic and yet conjured. Fluid glazes of paint are layered to achieve a meditative space, for both the eyes and mind to wander, rest, and contemplate. Truthful to both the creative process and the imagery it hints to, mirroring one’s own slippery and sublime connection with nature.
* Yupo is the 100% recyclable, waterproof, tree-free synthetic paper made from polypropylene pellets.
Janine Wheeler lives in rural Ontario. She received her BFA from OCADU in 2016, after completing her fine arts diploma from Georgian College, Barrie in 2014. Working predominantly within abstraction, her process-based studio practice is made up of oil and acrylic painting, photo transfers, and experimental video.
Wednesday, October 24 from 6 – 8 pm – all welcome. Light refreshments.
Ways of Seeing Guided Gallery Tours of (through) Thick & Thin with Curator Stephanie Nicolò
Wednesday, August 29: 1 – 2:30 pm
Wednesday, October 3: 6 – 7:30 pm
Janine Wheeler – Guest Artist at Summer Camp.
Below, our summer campers enjoyed an artist talk in the galleries with Janine, followed by a Yupo painting activity. As one camper exclaimed when the were the art-making process – “This is magic!”