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.
Jack Cassady is an internationally respected artist who continues to explore new technologies and methods of art making including pioneering new techniques in printmaking, digital printmaking, painting and sculpture. His work is found in important collections, such as Bibliotheque Nationelle de Paris, France; Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona, Spain; Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA; Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario. Jack?s work has been published in numerous catalogs, literary digests and a coffee table book.
Friday, August 1, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, August 29, 2008 - 4:00am
Created primarily in acrylic on canvas and board, the series explores in depth the effects of colour, formal composition and materiality. Though abstract in nature, Steele's paintings are often partially representative of actual scenes or contain visual elements recollected from first encounters.
April Steele is an emerging visual artist and curator from Peterborough, and a graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design's drawing and painting program. She has also lived and studied in Florence and Venice, Italy, where she specialized in fine art and art history, and has exhibited her work internationally.
Venue & Address:
Peterborough Arts Umbrella 378 Aylmer Street North, Peterborough, Ontario
Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 4:00am to Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 5:00am
Opening: Saturday October 30, 1 to 4 pm
Danielle Coleman and Maya Skarzenski will be showing a series of abstract paintings that celebrates paint overwhelmed. Coleman and Skarzenski present paintings in different styles but maintain similar themes of anthropomorphism and paint as a substance.
Hard edged, and a little tongue-in-cheek, Skarzenski’s paintings are created with skins of acrylic. The skins act as solid objects independent of the canvas, much like collage or assemblage. These paintings undergo an identity crisis as they no longer behave like paint while being purely paint. These skins are torn, nailed and stapled. Paint becomes overbearing and intrusive. Paint is now physical.
Coleman’s work is a synthetic happiness, groove and a little “happy go lucky” attitude captured on canvas. After studying under John Kissick’s 1980’s disco flare and layered polka dot sticker aesthetic, inspiration of bright colours, collaging of older paintings, organic shapes and repeated layers came about. Abstracted works are created under unconscious decision making with spontaneous colour choice and additions of form over multiple days. All works completed with acrylic with various pieces incorporating oil. Glitter and metallic paints bring out the alternative new wave rocker in everyone. Seeking the “dance around the room” excitement and a whole lot of happiness.
Is the cow photobombing the picture, or taking a selfie? The playful painting We are the Champions by alumna Janice Ykema (BDes Illustration, 2005) has been chosen to represent this year’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
In 2014 Ykema had a commercial booth at the Fair so her work was known to organizers. This year she was one of three artists who was asked to submit a proposal for the 2015 poster.
Ykema enrolled at OCAD U (then OCA) when she was 17 but left her studies to raise a family. Twenty years later she returned to finish her degree. Many of her works feature animals and nature and are done primarily in acrylics.
When asked for words of advice for current students, Ykema responded:
“You are there to learn, so don't be satisfied with a B+, learn more. Practice, take risks, make your mistakes work for you and recycle the rejects!”