"Eyes Of Society - A Regionalist Perspective", The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, Victoria
Sep
5
to Nov 30

"Eyes Of Society - A Regionalist Perspective", The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, Victoria

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This exhibition presents a series of new 'perspectives' in an on-going, cross-cultural collaboration.

The 2016 Regional art project 'ReEncounter', a fourteen-day kayak expedition in Gwaii Haanas, spun off a series of related endeavours inspired by the Watchmen of Haida Gwaii. The journey itself was documented in Braid Film's 2017 short film 'Eyes of Society', and its basic tenets, outlined in a series of interviews, now live on in the form of a Social Commentary Award at Canada's largest outdoor art festival, the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair.

In 2018, the project evolved into a summer exhibition at the Robert Bateman Centre, exploring the relationship between art and traditional knowledge, and the belief 'that nature and culture are intrinsically connected', to quote the Coastal Guardian Watchmen. These ideas of interconnectedness and co-dependence, on all levels, are reoccurring themes in the works of this collective of realist painters from across Canada.

Born of the Age of Reason and Enlightenment, and following the spirit of the Romantic painters of the nineteenth century, Regionalism in art is an age-old tradition that embodies the highest ideals and aspirations of Western society. These ideas, paradoxically, find their origins in direct observation of the natural world, and a parallel in the response by the Romantics to a newly industrialized world. Regional art, therefore, strives to understand the nature of perception and the nature of objective reality ('culture' itself, that is); resisting the postmodern perspective of the day. Perhaps no one (in this world) can claim to have a closer relationship to what is real than those who live closest to the earth and ocean.

Our goal here is to bring together the views of very different cultures, remember our respective histories, and find the common ground that will enable us to move forward together, successfully, into an uncertain future.

Participating artists: April SGaana Jaad White, Anja Karisik, Andrew Cheddie Sookrah, Sophie Lavoie, Gary Landon and W. David Ward

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Buckhorn Fine Arts Festival, Buckhorn ON
Aug
17
to Aug 18

Buckhorn Fine Arts Festival, Buckhorn ON

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Celebrating 42 years, the award winning Buckhorn Festival of the Arts has a time-honoured reputation for curating a gallery-quality fine art festival that appeals to a broad range of art enthusiasts and collectors. The Buckhorn Festival of the Arts is a weekend long annual event that celebrates art, local cuisine and musical talent. Visit our group of participating artists at the New Regionalism booth!

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Ciba & Anja Karisik
Jun
14
to Jun 16

Ciba & Anja Karisik

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A WORLD WITHIN is an exhibition celebrating the tenets of tradition, continuity, apprenticeship, and the transmission of knowledge and craft from one generation to the next. It also honours individual points of inspiration, reflecting the sacred world within each artist. We invite you to join us on Father’s Day weekend at The Peter MacKendrick Community Gallery (Artscape Wychwood Barns) for this special showing of paintings and drawings, and catch a glimpse of the world within our shared studio.

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 14th, 7-10pm
Saturday, June 15th, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, June 16th, 10am - 4pm

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Ciba Karisik, "Recollections", May 11 - 18, 2019, Loch Gallery in Toronto
May
11
to May 18

Ciba Karisik, "Recollections", May 11 - 18, 2019, Loch Gallery in Toronto

In this retrospective exhibition in honour of his 60th birthday, Karisik consciously remains true to himself and re-examines the strength and authenticity found in his pictorial language.

He patiently constructs his world of interiors into spaces of intimacy and mystery. The archaeology of walls - the raw material of his creative discourse – has become a recognizable element of Karisik's calligraphy as a painter. His walls are marked by a triumph of splashes, cracks, lumps, seams, and drips, revealing the sophisticated tactility of his painting.

Karisik invites us to step through his door into the harmony of his landscape. He paints the very spirit of nature, but with a human presence – a distant village enveloped in mist, grazing sheep, a footpath leading the imagination somewhere beyond.

With his extraordinary articulation and sensibility, Karisik takes us on his creative journey and we celebrate with him the richness of painting.

https://www.lochgallery.com/exhibition/ciba-karisik-recollections-may-11-18-2019-in-toronto

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