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400 Queen Street East, Toronto ON M5A 1T3 (1 block East of Parliament Street in historic Corktown)
Hours: Mon-Fri 12-5, Thur 12-8, Sat 1-5. Closed Sundays & holidays. Private viewings outside business hours may be arranged on request.
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Oct 5-28, 2017 | opening reception Thur 5 Oct, 5-8pm (RSVP: urbangalleryart1@gmail.com):
Urban Gallery presents Passages, solo exhibition by Chris Marin.
One brush stroke leads to the next. When I begin a non-objective painting, I do not know where I will go. It's a liberating, intuitive way to paint and to live. In Passages I invite the viewer to take his or her own steps through the paintings.
Artist bio: Chris Marin became intrigued by art after learning intuitive watercolour painting from Dorothy Clarke McClure in 1993. Over time, Chris expanded her interests to include collage, printmaking, acrylic painting, and applying transparent underglazes to her pottery.
One of her paintings is on the cover of What About My Kids?, a book written to help families coping with breast cancer. Chris's painting Home Again is the image in the Port Medway Lighthouse calendar for February 2018, and My Favourite Things was used for the IWK Children's Hospital Fundraising Raffle this year. She contributes regularly to the IWK and ElderDog shows, and her paintings can be seen at Riverbank, Mill Village, and The Port Grocer, Port Medway, Nova Scotia. They also hang in law offices and private collections.
Chris's story, The Edge of Risk is included in the book, Outside of Ordinary: Women's Travel Stories. And her Nova Scotia treetops studio was featured in the Spring 2009 issue of Studio Magazine.
The majority of Chris's paintings arise from the subconscious, whether she is pouring watercolours or sitting at her easel applying paint, simply responding to what she has just done with no end result in mind. ... more
Urban Gallery presents Passages, solo exhibition by Chris Marin.
One brush stroke leads to the next. When I begin a non-objective painting, I do not know where I will go. It's a liberating, intuitive way to paint and to live. In Passages I invite the viewer to take his or her own steps through the paintings.
Artist bio: Chris Marin became intrigued by art after learning intuitive watercolour painting from Dorothy Clarke McClure in 1993. Over time, Chris expanded her interests to include collage, printmaking, acrylic painting, and applying transparent underglazes to her pottery.
One of her paintings is on the cover of What About My Kids?, a book written to help families coping with breast cancer. Chris's painting Home Again is the image in the Port Medway Lighthouse calendar for February 2018, and My Favourite Things was used for the IWK Children's Hospital Fundraising Raffle this year. She contributes regularly to the IWK and ElderDog shows, and her paintings can be seen at Riverbank, Mill Village, and The Port Grocer, Port Medway, Nova Scotia. They also hang in law offices and private collections.
Chris's story, The Edge of Risk is included in the book, Outside of Ordinary: Women's Travel Stories. And her Nova Scotia treetops studio was featured in the Spring 2009 issue of Studio Magazine.
The majority of Chris's paintings arise from the subconscious, whether she is pouring watercolours or sitting at her easel applying paint, simply responding to what she has just done with no end result in mind.
Nov 4-25, 2017 | opening reception Sat 4 Nov, 2-5pm (RSVP: urbangalleryart1@gmail.com):
Urban Gallery presents Land on Fire, solo exhibition of paintings by Mary Lynne Atkinson.
Land on Fire is inspired by waves as patterns in time and space. Formations that look like ocean waves in their immensity and their silence draw me in. My paintings are rooted in the tangibility of the physical world but draw me into questions about our human relationship to the earth. My challenge as the artist is to draw the connections between the tangible and intangible.
By moving into the land through colour and gesture, I enter into a mediation of stillness that becomes questions of time evolving and space expanding. The vast, silent, unforgiving spaces challenge me to express my ideas and emotions of timelessness. Each painting has its own silence.
Artist bio: Mary Lynne Atkinson is a professional artist living near Barrie, Ontario. Her love of colour is evident in her diverse art practice. Atkinson holds a B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University and a graduate diploma in Studio Process Advancement [Cum Laude] from the Haliburton School of Art & Design. Her work has been exhibited widely in Europe, notably in the Carousel du Louvre, Paris, 2012 and 2013. She was awarded a bronze medal, Paris, June 2014, by the Société des Arts – Sciences – Lettres. Her paintings have been exhibited in numerous curated shows, including at Art Basel | Miami and S Space Gallery, New York, NY. This is Mary Lynne's second exhibition at Urban Gallery, Toronto. ... more
Urban Gallery presents Land on Fire, solo exhibition of paintings by Mary Lynne Atkinson.
Land on Fire is inspired by waves as patterns in time and space. Formations that look like ocean waves in their immensity and their silence draw me in. My paintings are rooted in the tangibility of the physical world but draw me into questions about our human relationship to the earth. My challenge as the artist is to draw the connections between the tangible and intangible.
By moving into the land through colour and gesture, I enter into a mediation of stillness that becomes questions of time evolving and space expanding. The vast, silent, unforgiving spaces challenge me to express my ideas and emotions of timelessness. Each painting has its own silence.
Artist bio: Mary Lynne Atkinson is a professional artist living near Barrie, Ontario. Her love of colour is evident in her diverse art practice. Atkinson holds a B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University and a graduate diploma in Studio Process Advancement [Cum Laude] from the Haliburton School of Art & Design. Her work has been exhibited widely in Europe, notably in the Carousel du Louvre, Paris, 2012 and 2013. She was awarded a bronze medal, Paris, June 2014, by the Société des Arts – Sciences – Lettres. Her paintings have been exhibited in numerous curated shows, including at Art Basel | Miami and S Space Gallery, New York, NY. This is Mary Lynne's second exhibition at Urban Gallery, Toronto.
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