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Heads Up! Vernissage

Thursday January 3rd, 2013
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Throughout history and across cultures, people have been fascinated with faces, and in turn, with portrait representation. The depiction of an individual likeness is about identification, but it is also a record of the intimate interaction between artist and subject. Both contribute to the portrait’s form, content and expression. Far from being mirror reflections, portraits are complex constructions that can express expressing power, wealth and status and hint at societal structures in a given point in history.   

Cube Gallery's January show features the work of seven artists, four old friends of the gallery, and three new ones:

Gerald Trottier (1925 - 2004)
Ottawa painter, muralist and liturgical artist Gerald Trottier created works imbued with spirituality and humanity. In his series of self-portraits, he explored his physical evolution and psyche over a fifty-year period.
National Gallery of Canada, 2012,
See more information about Gerald at this link: http://geraldtrottier.ca/gerald.html
Kristy Gordon
Currently a Masters student at the New York Academy of Art.  Kristy Gordon’s work is a frank and intimate reflection of her curiosity about other people, transformations and self-discovery. For more information about Kristy see this link: http://cubegallery.ca/exhibitions/2012_04_24_kristy_gordon
Katherine McNenly
Award winning artist Katherine McNenly is intrigued by visual perception and memory.  She views her paintings as a continual exploration of the visual language associated with realism.
For more information about Katherine please see this link: http://www.cubegallery.ca/artists/katherine_mcnenly
Reid McLachlan
Chelsea, Quebec artist Reid McLachlan explores what it means to be human through faith, identity and mortality in his powerful figurative paintings. His works focus on the artist’s own personal ghosts, but also speak to the hopes, worries and fears we all share.
See more about Reid at this link: http://www.redcanoes.ca/reid/aboutreid.html
Michael Kinghorn
An award winning sculptor from Wakefield, Kinghorn assembles sculptures using nuts and bolts, epoxies, wire, rivets and silicone.
See more information about Michael at this link: http://www.kinghornblacksmithing.com/e/
Elly Smallwood
Originally from Ottawa, Elly Smallwood moved to Toronto to study drawing and painting at OCAD. Her paintings are intensely personal, a visual exploration of her mind and body, and those of the people around her.
Sharon Lafferty
Her practice is memory and process based, and explores the inherent power of memory to define our existence by colouring our perceptions of objects we encounter, situations we live through, and feelings we experience. As an intuitive painter, she utilizes this power to create ambiguous narratives that allow the viewer to bring their own narrative to the work. 

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