An abstract watercolour monotype print titled Tuna by Donnie Nie
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 9:45am to Friday, March 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

This month, the Learning Zone Gallery presents TORO, a solo exhibition by Donny Nie showcasing recent paintings and prints. Donny Nie references the sensations and processes of consuming food, to embody the continuous, and subtle shaping of an individual through the accumulative effect of innocent routine.

Nie’s paintings and prints in Toro underline the exhaustion and exuberance, of the overwhelming possibilities in mundane, with anxious or curious surfaces.

On through March 29

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.
416-977-6000, ext. 2529

Veronika Szkudlarek, Teaching Intensive Stream, Lecturer

Veronika Szkudlarek is interested in the interdisciplinary and innovative possibilities of paint and digital imaging. She uses traditional analogue material like oil paints with animation software like Cinema 4D, After Effects, Dragonframe and Photoshop.  She looks to areas of growth, including technology and expanded practices for inspiration most recently using VR technology to make 3D paintings.  

Danielle Coleman & Mashayla Richie Abstract Works

Danielle Coleman and Mashayla Richie with a floral border.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 9:00pm

OCAD University students Danielle Coleman and Mashayla Richie present a series of abstract works in the Learning Zone Gallery.

Both artists bring a distinct approach to their work. Ritchie experiments with mixed media and texture, with application and technique, while Coleman introduces experimental materials and old world imagery.

Ritchie, an experimental abstract painter, presents studies and paintings that highlight her explorations with mixed media, texture and surfaces that reflect past emotions and mental states.

Coleman is an abstract painter obsessed with the element of kitsch and heartache. Her abstract works featured in this exhibit were created using "brash, hard edged mark making and floral imagery.


On until October 28

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.


Paul Sloggett, AOCA, RCA, graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1973 and was awarded a Teaching Assistantship Scholarship to work under the direction of Royden Rabinowitch chair of Experimental Art. Paul taught Drawing and Painting as an Assistant Professor at York University from 1977-1985. He joined the College as a faculty member part time in 1978 and in 2001 became a full Professor of Art in Drawing & Painting.


An artist, writer and educator, Laura Millard has taught at the Alberta College of Art and Design, Concordia University, Georgian College, and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Laura has been teaching studio painting and seminar courses at OCAD since 1995. An active artist, Laura has exhibited in numerous public, commercial and artist-run galleries across Canada including the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Art Gallery of Windsor, La Centrale, the Edmonton Art Gallery and the Kenderdine Gallery at the University of Saskatchewan.

Particles & Light

Particles and Light
Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 5:00am

Newzones is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings by Anda Kubis entitled 'Particles
and Light.'

As part of the New Abstraction movement in Canada, Kubis continues her play with colour, space and
illusion. In 'Particles and Light', the paint application has become more painterly and improvisational
than previous bodies of work. Kubis continues to capture a screen-like illumination from within the picture
but now the light clusters and refracts across the surface of the canvas.

The paintings in 'Particles and Light' make allusions to microscopic vision and visual models used in science. Kubis is interested in the invented pictures that are used to illustrate and demonstrate complex
concepts in scientific theory. This new body of work expands upon Impressionist concerns but where the
Impressionists interpreted their landscape as a means of embracing the impact of the camera, Kubis is
inspired by the abstract realm of digitally generated images.

Artificial colour is combined with natural, neutral tones to create shifting, slippery spaces where the
viewer feels they are on the verge of making something out. In 'Particles and Light' Kubis attempts to
make paintings that sneak up on you, that invite you to linger longer in solving the mystery before your

As one of Canada's notable mid-career painters, Anda Kubis' new exhibition is one not to be missed.
Born in 1962, Toronto, Ontario, Anda Kubis received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1987 and her Master's of Fine Arts from York University in 1992. Her paintings have been widely exhibited across Canada in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Much has been written about Kubis' work including a 2004 review in Canadian Art Magazine. Anda Kubis is currently an assistant professor at the Ontario College of Art & Design.

Venue & Address: 
Newzones 730 Eleventh Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta

Selected Works: Five Decades

Ron Shuebrook
Friday, April 11, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 4:00am

This exhibition offers unique insight into the loops and knots, searching lines, and spatial planes that comprise the work of former OCAD President, Ron Shuebrook. Anchored by several recent, large-scale oil paintings, the exhibition traces back his concerns and achievements, sampling five decades of creative insights. From ink drawings made as a student, through charcoal works that are marked as much by erasure as by charcoal, to luminous exploratory watercolours, the exhibition traces his commitment to a rigorous abstract language.

Shuebrook’s work builds upon the insights of abstract modernist painters to develop material structures that reflect our current times. He has long aspired to integrate formal, pictorial, and material structures into evocative objects of contemplation that attest to human continuity and contemporary experience.

Shuebrook exhibits his work nationally and internationally. More than 50 public galleries, museums, and corporations have acquired his paintings, drawings, prints, and wall constructions. He holds a B.Sc. in art education (1965) and a M.Ed. in art education (1969) from Kutztown University, PA., as well as an MFA from Kent State University, Ohio (1972). His work as an artist, professor, and academic administrator have had great influence on Canadian visual culture.

Venue & Address: 
Minarovich Gallery, Elora Center for the Arts 75 Melville St., Elora, Ontario