Kal Mansur

Artist Statement: Kal Mansur is a visual artist specializing in acrylic glass construction. The optically shifting hues and dimensionality of his work represent a hybrid between painting and sculpture. Shrouded components offer blurred internal views, providing hints of an encased object. Mansur works with solid acrylic sheets of varying colors and thicknesses. These materials are…

Takashi Hilferink

Artist Statement: My paintings evoke a kind of magical realism concerned with individualism, loss, mythology and exceptionalism. I paint over gold or silver metal leaf, a substrate of prosperity and achievement, sanctity and transcendence. I create meticulously illusory spaces as reflections of the subjective or ideological spaces we each inhabit, and to engage the viewer’s…

Susy Martins

Artist Statement: This series explores a magical view of the world. It aims to honour elements that are often discarded and undervalued and shine a light on their beauty. This journey began when a dear friend passed away. During this time, I stumbled across a series of photographs of dead, dried flowers. I felt a…

Kendra Gadzala

Artist Statement: The sky, land, and the interaction between them is the subject of these paintings. Villages and figures are notably absent. Examining the many photos taken and sketches completed while travelling this past year through Ontario, France and England, I was struck by both the differences and similarities in these places. Rather than highlighting…

Graham Ragan

Artist Statement: My practice consists of observational painting with my main genre of focus being still life. Through the process of drawing what I see, my work invites the viewer to understand my way of seeing. Painting and drawing have the ability to directly connect perception with materiality which through a lexicon of brushstrokes and…

Cristina Getson

Artist Statement: In her work, Cristina Getson is investigating boundaries – real and imagined, physical and psychological. Using acrylics, she paints large abstract works and plays with the fluidity of shapes and figures, while exploring abstraction and movement through interacting forms, lines, and the blurring of boundaries. Media Category: Painting – Acrylic Website: http://www.cristinagetsonart.com

Olie Vainberg

Artist Statement: I have been always deeply interested in the effects of color, texture and the emotional response to strong composition and design, therefore I chose abstract mixed media as my main genre. I believe that creating art comes from the heart. Rather than trying to depict the representational or associate with a certain style…

Kirsten Williamson

Artist Statement: I’ve seemed to have lost my head, and this is what came out… Capturing life’s little moments and the magic that interlaces our lives together. Through colour and line, building environments that are both mundanely familiar yet enchanting and whimsical. Inspired by fleeting moments that pass through life whether it’s a new haircut,…

Robert Johnson

Artist Statement: My work is a record of my life – told through the stories of travel, love and my experiences in the environment that surrounds me daily. Characteristic touchstones of the neighbourhood, historic buildings and emotionally significant settings trigger my inspiration; by capturing them with paint on canvas, I can preserve and continue that…