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2023

The Temiskaming Art Gallery is excited to present dual exhibition Learning to Try by Peter Greyson and Cross Cut by Rob Niezen, sponsored by the Ontario Arts Council.

Learning to Try

Peter Greyson

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I Want to Try With You

Oil on Canvas, 2023

Peter Greyson grew up in London, Ontario where he developed a love of painting by viewing many Canadian artworks as a child visiting the London Public Library and Art Museum. Since moving to the Temiskaming region 20 years ago he has been actively painting landscapes that grapple with the effects of human activities on nature. He intends to keep exploring and documenting the region and it's relation to our challenged relationship with nature as well as pursue the unending, worthwhile challenge of making beautiful oil paintings.

Peter Greyson’s paintings grew out of a wish to utilize the Group of Seven’s iconic images of Canada while acknowledging our destruction of nature. This is a topic they neglected to mention in their paintings but one that he suspects they would have had great sympathy for judging by the books they read and statements made in letters of the time.

About the exhibition Greyson writes: The work is composed of fragments of words and images that are blended together in a nearly abstract manner that softens the jarring contrasts of such diverse contents. I have made beautiful paintings in a traditional manner that fully exploits the inherent qualities of oil paint.

Despite their attractiveness the paintings depict the most dire interpretation of our failures but end with an obstinate invitation to keep trying.

Cross Cut

Rob Niezen

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Rob Niezen is a painter, printmaker and illustrator. He paints mostly in oils, and his printmaking includes etchings and linocuts.

Cross Cut is a series of linocuts created in 2022 that reflect on traditional songs from Ontario with a contemporary perspective. The exhibition aims to connect our recent history and today’s society, and the issues we face as citizens of Ontario and Canada.

 

Each linocut is accompanied by a folk song, the origins of which date back to between 1820 and 1920.The narratives of the chosen collection of songs cover themes that are universal and of a timeless nature, as they deal with human existence and social and societal issues: immigration, work and leisure, politics and war, crime and justice, physical and mental health, love and death, and so on.

 

Superficially things have changed, but the human conditions now seem not that different from 100 or 200 years ago. Has life improved, or is progress only on a materialistic level? Folk songs make global issues accessible to everyone, as they are created and sung by real people telling real human stories.

By using innovative techniques like laser engraving and etching, and adding contemporary elements to historical scenes, Rob conveys the parallels and juxtapositions of the past and the present.

Click here to listen to the songs on Rob's bandcamp page.

The Cobalt Song
Linocut, ink on Legion Madison Print paper, 2023

JULY 31 - SEPT 15, 2023  |  31 JUILLET - 15 SEPT, 2023

MOUNT/MONT

Ron Langin

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The Temiskaming Art Gallery is excited to present dual exhibition Mount/Mont by Ron Langin and La résilience des végétaux by Émilie B. Côté, sponsored by the Ontario Arts Council.

Sudbury artist Ron Langin's show, titled Mount/Mont, focuses on expressing the spirit of the rocky mountains through paint and vibrant colour. These mountains were sourced both from his memories and photographs taken on his pre-pandemic trip to Alberta and British Columbia, and each mountain is named in tribute to the people who've inspired Ron throughout his life. For his medium, Ron chose to use liquid watercolour and Yupo paper, allowing him to carefully manipulate the vivid, bold forms. Mount/Mont is the second series out of three dedicated to this "artistic journey and vision."

L'exposition de l'artiste sudburois Ron Langin, intitulée Mount/Mont, vise à exprimer l'esprit des montagnes rocheuses par la peinture et les couleurs vibrantes. Ces montagnes proviennent à la fois de ses souvenirs et de photographies prises lors de son voyage pré-pandémique en Alberta et en Colombie-Britannique, et sont nommées en hommage aux personnes qui ont inspiré Ron tout au long de sa vie. Ron a choisi d'utiliser de l'aquarelle liquide et du papier Yupo, ce qui lui a permis de manipuler avec soin les formes vives et audacieuses. Mount/Mont est la deuxième série sur trois consacrée à ce "voyage et cette vision artistiques".

Émilie B. Côté is a multidisciplinary artist from Témiscamingue who works mainly in sculpture and two-dimensional organic works. Her exhibition La résilience des végétaux was born of a desire to highlight the struggle of plants in a denatured environment. Pieces of plaster and concrete inhabited by plants trying to survive are the starting point for her

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reflection, where life and death meet in an assembly of contradictory materials, giving way to a scene of beauty and ruin. Some of the staged pieces in this poetic installation include bones and concrete invaded by poly-pores, and deer that seem to be in search of a better life, adding a narrative aspect to the scene where the viewer becomes a witness.

Émilie B. Côté est une artiste multidisciplinaire du Témiscamingue qui travaille principalement la sculpture et les œuvres organiques bidimensionnelles. Son exposition La résilience des végétaux est née d'un désir de mettre en lumière la lutte des plantes dans un environnement dénaturé. Des morceaux de plâtre et de béton habités par des plantes qui tentent de survivre sont le point de départ de sa réflexion, où la vie et la mort se rencontrent dans un assemblage de matériaux contradictoires, donnant lieu à une scène de beauté et de ruine. Parmi les pièces mises en scène dans cette installation poétique, on trouve des os et du béton envahis par des polypores, ainsi que des cerfs qui semblent être à la recherche d'une vie meilleure, ajoutant un aspect narratif à la scène dont le spectateur devient le témoin.

CLOSING RECEPTION
SEPTEMBER 17, 1:30PM-3:30PM

RÉCEPTION DE CLÔTURE
17 SEPTEMBRE, 13h30-15h30

Generously funded by

Financée par

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Rose-Aimée Bélanger

BRONZE WORKS | ŒUVRES EN BRONZE

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JUNE 4 - JULY 21, 2023  |  4 JUIN - 21 JUILLET, 2023

The Temiskaming Art Gallery is proud to present Rose-Aimée Bélanger, Bronze works: Digitized | Œuvers en bronze: numérisées, sponsored by le Centre culturel ARTEM.

 

Rose-Aimée Bélanger’s sculptures explore the human condition. Through her work she transmits the extraordinary pleasures found in the ordinary, and, 100 years old on July 4, 2023, she wisely invites us to savour them.

 

Featured in the exhibition is an exploration of the progression of creation of her sculptures: from clay to bronze. Further, small scale reproductions are fabricated using 3D printing technology, available for viewing over the course of the exhibition. This innovative extension to the evolution of sculpture enables a deeper understanding of process and form, and a reflection upon the place of technology in the art world.

Click here for an in-depth look at the exhibition and for a brief history of Rose-Amiée Bélanger

Click here for a virtual walk through of the exhibition

La Galerie d’art du Témiskaming est fière de présenter « Rose-Aimée Bélanger, Œuvres de bronze: numérisées | Bronze works : Digitized » commanditée par le Centre culturel ARTEM.

 

Les sculptures de Rose-Aimée B 130langer explorent la condition humaine. Par ses œuvres, elle transmet les plaisirs extraordinaires que l’on retrouve dans l’ordinaire, et, à 100 ans le 4 juillet 2023, elle nous invite sagement à les savourer.

Cette exposition présente une exploration de la progression de la création des sculptures de Rose-Aimée Bélanger : de l’argile au bronze. De plus, des reproductions à petite échelle sont __

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Mushroom Picker

Photo credit:

Laura's Art Shoppe

fabriquées à l’aide de la technologie d’impression 3D, disponibles pour être visionnées tout au long de l’exposition. Cette extension innovante de l’évolution de la sculpture permet une compréhension plus profonde du processus et de la forme, et une réflexion sur la place grandissante de la technologie dans le monde de l’art.

Cliquez ici pour une visite approfondie de l'exposition et pour une brève histoire de Rose-Amiée Bélanger

Cliquez ici pour une visite virtuelle de l'exposition

Generously funded by

Financée par

PLEXUS

INTERDEPENDENCE, DUTY AND SURVIVAL
L'INTERDÉPENDANCE, NOTRE DEVOIR ET LA SURVIE

16 April - 26 May 2023 16 Avril - 26 Mai

MICHAEL COUCHIE, JENNIFER WALTON, TINA POPLAWSKI, CLARE ROSS, LISA MURZIN, CHRISTIAN BERNARD SINGER

an exhibition organised by / une exposition organisée de : Cesar Forero & Felicity Buckell

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Plexus explores the connections between the human and natural worlds, our interdependence, and our duty to act now such that our beautiful planet Earth will not only survive, but thrive.

Plexus explore les liens entre les mondes humain et naturel, notre interdépendance et notre devoir d'agir maintenant pour que notre belle planète Terre non seulement survivra, mais prospérera.

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March 5 - April 7  |  5 mars - 7 avril

The Power of the Feminine is coming out of much of my research and writing about the feminine, as well as feminism, and in reclaiming the power of the feminine sensibility, priorities, and in challenging the dominant male perspective/narrative that has traditionally claimed priority in art historical tradition.

 

My practice is about challenging prevailing narratives and hierarchies and owning what truly does inspire me and in what I believe is significant - not what I am told is significant. And that includes the Power of the Feminine.

Supported by the Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

​Soutenu par le Conseil des arts de l'Ontario Subvention d'aide aux expositions

Le Club Temiskaming Palette & Brush Club

Among the Trees - an Artist's Perspective

Jan 9 - Feb 17

Parmi les arbres - le point de vue d'un artiste

9 jan - 17 fév

The title of the exhibition comes about because of what the role of trees inherently play in all of our lives.


We live in a tree-populated part of Ontario, where trees have to be strong to survive harsh winters and short summers. We have as much of a connection to what our trees do from season to season as we do with our weather! As weather changes, so do our ever-transforming trees! The sound of wind blowing through leaves relaxes and soothes us. The roots of trees interconnect and anchor us. They create shelter for us, as well as for animals and birds. They sustain us. A twisted, gnarled tree is even suggestive of human form.
 

It really made sense for us to pay homage, through art, to these remarkable gifts from nature. Our environment is ever-changing, therefore respecting, revering and protecting our forests is most crucial. Hopefully this exhibition will encourage viewers to look a little closer at a tree, go on a hike, or just listen a little longer as the wind blows through the leaves and feel peace.

Click here for a gallery walkthrough: https://kuula.co/share/collection/79BwY?logo=1&info=1&fs=1&vr=0&thumbs=1&alpha=0.67

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