Colour Theory - Selections from the permanent collection
May 7 to June 11, 2016
Upon entering the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre colours as bright as sunshine and as soft as pastels lifts up one's mood instantly. From large canvases to small, the blending of colours are a delight to the eye as your gaze moves from one artwork to the next. Colours have a language of their own, and just as humans have relationships wit hone another, the same is true for colours. The exhibition will feature some recent acquisitions of artwork by renowned artist such as Tome Hodgson, Adele Duck, Ron Kingswood, Scott McLeod and Kim Ondaatje.
Aidan Urquhart - New Canadian Cabins
June 18 - to July 30, 2016
Opening Reception Saturday June 18, 7-9pm
Aidan Urquhart's new exhibition, New Canadian Cabins, features mixed media paintings as well as 2 fee standing structures that all exist on the edge of being habitats, Doors have no handles and floors tilt at odd angels. Wild colours clash with architectural elements that might seem functional but perhaps are just to off kilter to meet building "code". There is an edge to every cabin that lures us in and makes us think: "Could we actually live in such a place?". Do the windows open and close? Are the ceilings too high or too low? Could this place be near a lake, in a forest or on the edge of a busy city? In this exhibit, Urquhart poses questions on what truly constitutes the idea of new Canadian cabins and what can potentially be.