November 12 to December 31, 2016
Opening Reception November 12 7-9pm
Stratford artist, Shane Norrie is a well-established clay artist and also a widely-exhibited painter. His paintings frequently echo the signature organic, textural aesthetic of his ceramics. Ever-evolving and experimenting, often his subject matter references local surroundings and familiar landscapes, while moving into the realm of abstraction. His work can often be found in numerous national and international publications such as ‘Canadian House & Home’ magazine, Canada’s ‘Style at Home’ magazine, ‘Marie Claire Maison Italia’ magazine and on various television programs including HGTV’s ‘Income Property’, HGTV’s ‘Disaster DIY’, HGTV’s ‘Pure Design’, ‘CityLine’ and on the set of ‘Canada AM’. Norrie has exhibited extensively with both his ceramics and paintings, and received much recognition from peers and patrons. His ceramics can be found in the permanent collection of the Sanbao Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen, China. His paintings can be found in many private and corporate collections, including the Canadian consulate in Nagoya, Japan.
January 7 to March 4, 2017
Artist Reception February 24, 2017 1-3pm
Leslie Sorochan is an artist living and working in Southwestern Ontario.
Leslie obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University’s Artist in the Community Program. She has also completed a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Leslie continues to pursue a career in art education and as an exhibited artist.
“My journey as artist, as is likely for most, has led me steadily from the universal to the intensely personal. The growing reality of time passing has developed into a psychological interpretation of my role as parent in the “water series.” These images depict the concurrent experiences of buoyancy and drowning, freedom and subservience, privilege and duty. This internal dialogue continues into my most recent series of drawings. All of my works are representational and primarily figurative. I prefer to work on large scale with charcoal and loose metallic pigment on paper.”