Robert and I had arrived the day before with the paintings. We unpacked them to help Joan start arranging them in the gallery. Having had a good visit it was soon time to leave and let Joan finish installing which she does so well. Saturday we arrived to see how great everything looked and hopful that visitors would not be deterred by the minus 24 degree weather. They were not. I took photos in between conversations with new and old acquaintances and friends. Here are a few more pictures from the exhibit. The cold has lifted so drop by if you are in the area. Ferneyhough Contemporary is usually open Tuesdays to Saturdays 11am to 5pm or by appointment.
157 First Ave. E., North Bay, ON P1B 1J7 705-476-1534
Since 2007 Robert Game has been developing series paintings that reflect his concern for and draw our attention to the intersection of our natural and constructed worlds. Drawing on experiences from his travels throughout rural and urban Ontario, Game uses a range of symbols to convey the precarious balance between ecology and culture. In the paintings “forests,” “rock walls” and “land” serve as counterpoints to “architectural elements” and “planning devices.”
Most recently, two new series of paintings have emerged: eco platform, a raised level surface to view the base and structure and eco analytic, the branch of logic dealing with analysis. Selected works from the new series make up eco balance. The exhibition runs from March 4 – 29.
Robert Game holds a BFA from the University of Alberta. He has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1975. Robert’s work can be found in many public and corporate collections.
RECEPTION: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 2 – 4 pm. The artist will be present. We hope you’ll join us.
157 First Ave.E, North Bay, ON P1B 1J7 T 705 476 1534
BUILD THE IMAGE WITH PROCESS NOV 12th at the Japanese Paper Place
Eleven very focused artists and myself spent Saturday in heaven working on image making techniques using washi. The workshop was held in the ware house area of JPP where we were surrounded by all kinds of hand made Japanese paper. Thanks to the Japanese Paper Place for providing beautiful samples for us to use: Uwa Senka Long, Tosa Usushi, and Gampi Silk Tissue.
The day was a little overcast and threatened to rain but visitors were undeterred. Joan’s tasty hors d’oeuvres and the fireplace going allowed everyone to forget the weather, have a good look around and chat. I had a chance to meet old friends and acquaintances one of whom I had not seen for years. I was peppered with questions and happy to answer such a receptive audience ! Below are photos giving a sense of the gallery so graceful and inviting, thanks to Joan.
The exhibit is open to November 16th. Gallery hours are Tues to Sat., 11 to 5pm or by appt.
Well I am down to the final few days before my show and looking forward to the drive north: to see the fall colours on the way and spend a weekend in North Bay on the shores of Lake Nipissing. A word from Joan Ferneyhough the gallery director:
Ferneyhough Contemporary is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Susan Farquhar entitled Image Landings.
Inspired by the dynamic organic environment of the Boreal Zone of Northern Ontario, Farquhar builds her images through layers of prints, drawings, texture and collage. Her visual imagery reflects her response to the changing nature of Canadian identity. Among the new works will be a large format (44″ x 77″) triptych consisting of two layers, a background of three black Stonehenge papercuts and the foreground three white washi papercuts.
Originally from North Bay, Farquhar began working as a visual artist and professional printmaker for artists in the 1980’s. She and her partner, Robert Game worked in two printmaking studios prior to establishing their own studio, Atelier GF in 1991 in downtown Toronto. They printed fine art prints in etching, silkscreen and relief until 2014.
Farquhar now devotes her time and skills to her own art practice.
A reception for the opening of this exhibition will take place Saturday, October 15 from 2 – 4 pm. The artist will be present. We hope you’ll join us.
Beyond her new book “BIRDSONG AFTER THE STORM” Margi has been busy writing many articles on the state of wildlife and indigenous peoples around the world amidst the forces of politics, global corporations, global economics…