Jon Oelrichs presents a solo exhibition of 29 oil paintings inspired by a post industrial space that considers the ambiguities of solidity and transition, the nuanced qualities of light and the opportunities of ageing.
The idea of this exhibition started with an emotional response to a large physical space, the industrial space known as the Portlands of Toronto, which was originally a coal-fired power generating station. When Jon encountered the building it was being used as a setting for art projects, and he experienced a profound sense of the glory of the old building in that particular moment. This is captured in his paintings, where you will find the perspective is “slightly off” and the colours imagined more vividly. Share the experience.
All artworks available for sale.
Please join us for the following artist’s events during the exhibition.
Saturday, June 22 from 1 -4 pm
Ways of Seeing Art Talk
Wednesday July 17 from 1:30 – 3 pm
In conversation with Jon Oelrichs
Join Jon as he discusses the fascinating process of creating this series of oil paintings, Portland.
Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm
Gallery admission is at no charge.