Aligning with Beauty


Including work by alumni Christian Bernard Singer and Jim Ruxton

 
DateSunday, November 23, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 5:00am

Cost

Free

Location

Varley Art Gallery 216 Main Street, Unionville, Ontario

This nationally and internationally is assembled exhibition is organized by guest curator Julie Oakes, and consists of over 30 works in a wide variety of mediums and artistic expressions. The exhibition groups the artists in five themes of exploration of the concept of beauty.

Ms Oakes said “By bringing to the fore, art objects selected for this component - the beauty factor - a rite of identification is enacted on the highest of aesthetic planes. A common acknowledgment of beauty creates channels for communication and lifts the veil of ‘otherness.’ Aligning with Beauty is an exhibition in which beauty is embodied in art, where beauty is both the subject and the object. We get such an overriding sensation when beauty allows us to partake in “the nature of happiness – we swoon”

Art is often aligned with beauty before beauty is aligned with art. The primary dictionary definition of art as “the quality, production, expression or realm of that which is beautiful” acknowledges the basis of beauty as the foundation of art.

Works by: John Torreano, Heidi Thompson, Angiola Churchill, Ortansa Moraru, Carin Covin, Lorraine Pritchard, Johann Feught, Diane Feught, John Noestheden, Donna Kriekle, OCAD alumnus Christian Bernard Singer and others are presented within their context and subject matter, including OCAD alumnus Jim Ruxton.

Julie Oakes, Curator
Oakes has been the curator for Headbones Gallery since it first opened in British Columbia in 1998 during which time she has written critical published commentaries for over two hundred artists. She has a Masters Degree in Visual Arts from New York University and a Masters Degree in Social and Political Science from The New School for Social Research in New York. She has written for various periodicals including D’arte International, Canon and Riverside Quarterly. With a dual career as an artist and writer, Oakes has shown extensively, most recently presenting The Buddha Composed at The Varley Gallery of Markham. Her work is in major collections such as The Glenbow Museum, The Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, The Mendel Gallery, The Vernon Performing Arts Center, SaskTel Corporation Canada Council Art Bank, The Kenderdine Gallery and UBCO.

DateSunday, November 23, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 5:00am

Cost

Free

Website Location

Varley Art Gallery 216 Main Street, Unionville, Ontario

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Aligning with Beauty
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 5:00am

This nationally and internationally is assembled exhibition is organized by guest curator Julie Oakes, and consists of over 30 works in a wide variety of mediums and artistic expressions. The exhibition groups the artists in five themes of exploration of the concept of beauty.

Ms Oakes said “By bringing to the fore, art objects selected for this component - the beauty factor - a rite of identification is enacted on the highest of aesthetic planes. A common acknowledgment of beauty creates channels for communication and lifts the veil of ‘otherness.’ Aligning with Beauty is an exhibition in which beauty is embodied in art, where beauty is both the subject and the object. We get such an overriding sensation when beauty allows us to partake in “the nature of happiness – we swoon”

Art is often aligned with beauty before beauty is aligned with art. The primary dictionary definition of art as “the quality, production, expression or realm of that which is beautiful” acknowledges the basis of beauty as the foundation of art.

Works by: John Torreano, Heidi Thompson, Angiola Churchill, Ortansa Moraru, Carin Covin, Lorraine Pritchard, Johann Feught, Diane Feught, John Noestheden, Donna Kriekle, OCAD alumnus Christian Bernard Singer and others are presented within their context and subject matter, including OCAD alumnus Jim Ruxton.

Julie Oakes, Curator
Oakes has been the curator for Headbones Gallery since it first opened in British Columbia in 1998 during which time she has written critical published commentaries for over two hundred artists. She has a Masters Degree in Visual Arts from New York University and a Masters Degree in Social and Political Science from The New School for Social Research in New York. She has written for various periodicals including D’arte International, Canon and Riverside Quarterly. With a dual career as an artist and writer, Oakes has shown extensively, most recently presenting The Buddha Composed at The Varley Gallery of Markham. Her work is in major collections such as The Glenbow Museum, The Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, The Mendel Gallery, The Vernon Performing Arts Center, SaskTel Corporation Canada Council Art Bank, The Kenderdine Gallery and UBCO.

Venue & Address: 
Varley Art Gallery 216 Main Street, Unionville, Ontario
Cost: 
Free
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