Bent Lines and Folded Space Colette Laliberte and Nicholas Wade


Two prominent visual artists and art educators explore the materiality of paint through an abstraction that takes as its starting point the built environment.

 
DateSaturday, March 7, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Email

claliberte@faculty.ocadu.ca

Location

The Latchman Gallery, 6240 Main Street Stouffville

Painting upon the surfaces of everyday construction materials as well as directly upon the walls of the gallery itself, these two prominent visual artists and art educators explore the materiality of paint through an abstraction that takes as its starting point the built environment. Interests in light as contained and spilling forth; as material and immaterial within a space inform both artist's work. Investigations into the temporal and spatial characteristics we encounter within an architectural environment manifest in works that are at once complex and minimal. Come to the Latcham Gallery and experience these works that contain multiple perspectives simultaneously yet at the same time remain super flat.

Colette Laliberte is an artist and Associate Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto (OCADU) where she teaches drawing, painting, installation and site-specific art interventions. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Exhibitions include Galeria de Arte Universal, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba (2007); Triangle Artists' Workshop 2004, Brooklyn, New York (2004); Durham Art Gallery, Durham, Ontario (2003); Musee des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec (2003); ARCO Madrid, Spain (1996) among others. She is the recipient of visual grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Art Council and, Toronto Arts Council. Her work can be found in private collection in Canada, France and, Spain as well as in the public collection of Le Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec, le Musee des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke and, the Canada Council for the Arts, Art Bank.

Nicholas Wade has taught at, Queen's University, Kingston, David Thompson University Centre in Nelson, Brock University in St. Catharines, Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and The Nova Scotia College of Art in Halifax before moving to Lethbridge in 1994 where he taught from 1994 to 2011. In 2005 Wade installed his first permanent public art work entitled "the illumination" in the Millennium Library in the heart of Winnipeg. In that year he also was one of a number of Alberta Artists representing the province at Alberta Scene in Ottawa during Alberta's Centennial Year. In 2014 his work was represented in the Art Gallery of Alberta's 90th anniversary exhibition. Nicholas Wade has exhibited in most major Canadian Cities and has work in the Canada Council Art Bank, Nova Scotia Art Bank and in the collection of The Alberta Foundation for the Arts. He now splits his time
between Lethbridge AB and The Bruce Peninsula on Georgian Bay.

Nicholas Wade will present an Artist Talk on Thursday March 5th at 7pm $5 suggested donation

Please join Colette on Saturday March 7, between 1:00-3:00 pm at The Latchman Gallery, for a last chance to view the wall paintings she produced for the exhibition.

Everyone is welcome.

DateSaturday, March 7, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Email

claliberte@faculty.ocadu.ca

Website Location

The Latchman Gallery, 6240 Main Street Stouffville

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Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Painting upon the surfaces of everyday construction materials as well as directly upon the walls of the gallery itself, these two prominent visual artists and art educators explore the materiality of paint through an abstraction that takes as its starting point the built environment. Interests in light as contained and spilling forth; as material and immaterial within a space inform both artist's work. Investigations into the temporal and spatial characteristics we encounter within an architectural environment manifest in works that are at once complex and minimal. Come to the Latcham Gallery and experience these works that contain multiple perspectives simultaneously yet at the same time remain super flat.

Colette Laliberte is an artist and Associate Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto (OCADU) where she teaches drawing, painting, installation and site-specific art interventions. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Exhibitions include Galeria de Arte Universal, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba (2007); Triangle Artists' Workshop 2004, Brooklyn, New York (2004); Durham Art Gallery, Durham, Ontario (2003); Musee des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec (2003); ARCO Madrid, Spain (1996) among others. She is the recipient of visual grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Art Council and, Toronto Arts Council. Her work can be found in private collection in Canada, France and, Spain as well as in the public collection of Le Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec, le Musee des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke and, the Canada Council for the Arts, Art Bank.

Nicholas Wade has taught at, Queen's University, Kingston, David Thompson University Centre in Nelson, Brock University in St. Catharines, Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and The Nova Scotia College of Art in Halifax before moving to Lethbridge in 1994 where he taught from 1994 to 2011. In 2005 Wade installed his first permanent public art work entitled "the illumination" in the Millennium Library in the heart of Winnipeg. In that year he also was one of a number of Alberta Artists representing the province at Alberta Scene in Ottawa during Alberta's Centennial Year. In 2014 his work was represented in the Art Gallery of Alberta's 90th anniversary exhibition. Nicholas Wade has exhibited in most major Canadian Cities and has work in the Canada Council Art Bank, Nova Scotia Art Bank and in the collection of The Alberta Foundation for the Arts. He now splits his time
between Lethbridge AB and The Bruce Peninsula on Georgian Bay.

Nicholas Wade will present an Artist Talk on Thursday March 5th at 7pm $5 suggested donation

Please join Colette on Saturday March 7, between 1:00-3:00 pm at The Latchman Gallery, for a last chance to view the wall paintings she produced for the exhibition.

Everyone is welcome.

Venue & Address: 
The Latchman Gallery, 6240 Main Street Stouffville
Email: 
claliberte@faculty.ocadu.ca
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