Catherine Mills

Artist Statement: My work is an expression of beauty, explored through a slightly different lens. An auto immune condition has affected my eyesight, which means my world is either myopically in focus or broadly panoramic. Hence I am interested in optics, the passage of light through objects, the observation of colour and how we focus…

Barb Williams

Artist Statement: I see exceptional beauty in rusted metal. There is something alluring about the colour, the imperfect shape, the history and the travel it has endured to get to the shores of Lake Ontario. Turning these disconnected pieces of what would typically be considered waste into meaningful, artistic images is equal parts challenging and…

Brian Labelle

Artist Statement: Influenced by creative masters​ as diverse as Freeman Patterson, J.M​.W. Turner and Pierre Auguste Renoir, his work captures the essence of the beauty that surrounds us every day and has been described as inhabiting ‘the space between vibrant and peaceful’, subtly echoing the artistry of 19th century impressionism. The photographs Brian is exhibiting…

Heather Lawrie

Artist Statement: In 2010 I suffered from a concussion, and for almost two years I was unable to read, do computer work, watch television, listen to the radio or do a lot of interacting with people. Although this time was very difficult, it was also a time of great joy as I was led back…

Loretta Faveri

Artist Statement: My relief compositions in fibre are inspired by African textiles. Using hand cut stencils and hand prints, I integrate both positive and negative elements of the printing process into the final composition. My work plays with non-repeating patterns, negative and positive space, symmetry and asymmetry. Above all, I enjoy exploring happy accidents. Media…

Todd Stewart

Artist Statement: Originally from Saskatchewan and now residing in Montreal, Canada, I am an illustrator and a self-taught screenprinter. Since 2004 I have run a small scale silkscreen print studio. Photography, illustration, collage, stencil and letterpress have all found their way into my screenprinted works. I have exhibited my works in public and private spaces…

Christopher Rouleau

Artist Statement: Christopher is a freelance graphic designer, letterer & visual artist in Toronto. Christopher uses analog techniques of brush lettering evoking the pre-digital commercial arts style of the 1940s-1960s. When he’s not planning an event for Ligatures (his local typography meet-up club) or collecting antique signage samples around the city, you’ll find him working…

Olena Lopatina

Artist Statement: Nothing is as perfect and beautiful as nature. I have always been fascinated by harmony and beauty of nature. To study nature was always a source of great pleasure for me. My passion for nature is reflected in my painting. And much of my imagery I found just by opening my door, outside…

Anya Mielniczek

Artist Statement: Anya Mielniczek is a mixed-media artist whose work explores easily discarded materials like plastic bags and candy wrappers. Working intuitively, Mielniczek’s practice is emotionally charged, experimental and responsive to the time and place she’s creating in. The artist’s pieces are both figurative and representational, depicting our materialistic tendencies and the effects our present…