Tuesday March 1st, 2011 to
Sunday March 27th, 2011
Thu Mar 3rd, 2011 — 6:00 pm - 10:00 pmA show of recent work by a trio of emerging artists
Kristy Gordon, Susan Ukkola, M. (Peggy) Hughes
Preview Days Tues., Wed., Thursday (March 1 – 3)
Vernissage (Meet the Artists): Thursday Mar. 3rd, — 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Curator/Artists Talk – Sunday, March 13, 3-4pm
Three emerging artists who push the boundries of contemporary painting. Kristy Gordon has chalked up a long list of awards as a landscape and figurative painter, including honours from the Federation of Canadian Artists, the Orillia Museum of Art and History, and the Portrait Society of America. Her paintings hang in collections worldwide, including the Government of Ontario Art Collection. Susan Ukkola’s encaustic abstract painting has been recognized with numerous awards. Her transparent layers of encaustic or bee’s wax painting reveal traces of what went before, the “pentimento”. Pentimento describes the presence or emergence of earlier images, forms, or strokes that have been changed and painted over. Peggy Hughes is an emerging Ottawa artist whose award-winning work is shown regularly at the Cube Gallery. Primarily a studio artist, she works in acrylic with mixed techniques to create multi-layered and textured pieces. Peggy explores concrete, intellectual and emotional subjects in an abstract or non-objective manner, she also is fascinated by the act of creating: the process to her is paramount.