Friday, May 23, 2014

ArtNow for June 2014


RoxanneDyer Konstantin Velitchkov

Roxanne Dyer

Konstantin Velitchkov



Tuesday June 3rd, 
at 7p.m.

in Westmount Public Library

 

  ARTNOW presents:

 

 

Roxanne Dyer

http://roxannedyer.com

Roxanne Dyer is a Westmount based artist whose preferred subjects are the human form, portrait interpretations, and objects representing the figure.  Her current series of paintings entitled Evolo: in trutina is an exploration of the creative process, its evolutionary tendency and the often mysterious outcomes that result.  The individual subjects of this series: mannequins, dresses and the dynamic movement of the model are inspired by her career as a fashion designer.  The subjects woven together as an ongoing series are a metaphor for all forms of creative transformation as they occur in painting, design or the artist as an individual.

Evolo: in trutina is on exhibit at the Galerie de la Ville from June 1st to 28th, 2014.  The vernissage takes place on June 1st form 1 to 3 p.m.


Konstantin Velitchkov

Konstantin Velitchkov is a Montreal based sculptor.  His work focuses on figurative sculpture in clay, ceramic and bronze.  Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, he graduated from the Fine Arts Academy of Sofia and went on to specialize in monumental sculpture in Germany in the late 80’s. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in Sofia, Moscow, Berlin, Brussels, Prague and Montreal.

Konstantin is presently exploring monumental sculpture in resin and he also teaches art at F.A.C.E. in downtown Montreal

ArtNow for May 2014

KaiMcCall ClaireDesjardins

Kai McCall

Claire Desjardins


Tuesday May 6th, at

Westmount Public Library

 

ARTNOW presents:

 

Kai McCall 

http://www.kaimccall.com/

 

Kai McCall lives in Montreal and has exhibited his work professionally for 17 years. He has had solo and group shows in Canada, France, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as participating in numerous art fairs: The Toronto International Art Fair, The Scope Art Fair (London, UK), The FIAC (Paris, France), Art Miami and Art Cologne. He is the recipient of three Canada Council grants and has his work in collections in Canada, the United States and Europe.
 

Claire Desjardins

http://www.clairedesjardins.com/

Claire comes from a long line of artists and grew up in Montreal (Canada). She worked for many years as a graphic designer and was ensconced in a life of technology and marketing. In 2011, she gave up the regular pay cheque to pursue her love of painting.
Claire received two grants to attend artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in 2011 and 2013. She is represented by Muse Gallery (Toronto) and is one of Saatchi Art’s best-selling artists; she was interviewed by Saatchi Art for their magazine in August 2012 and her work is regularly featured in their collections. The U.S. retail chain, Urban Outfitters, sells her original artwork under their Anthropologie banner online and in New York, Chicago, and Montreal under the Claire Desjardins signature label. They reproduce her art on their merchandise, such as bags, rugs, and bedding.  Claire’s work can be found in both private and corporate collections around the world.

ArtNow for April 2014

LyneBastien
LindaMorin

Lyne Bastien

Linda Morin



Tuesday April 1st, at

 

Westmount Public Library

 

ARTNOW presents:

 

 

Lyne Bastien

Lyne Bastien in La Presse
Upon learning that she had breast cancer in the fall of 2012, Lyne Bastien decided to paint an image every day. This one year experience resulted in the creation of a group of over one hundred paintings and an installation comprising eight hundred eggs which represent her journey with the disease and the evolving physical and emotional transformations. The works evoke an imaginary cellular realm where light and dark coexist. Clair-obscur is a visual diary punctuated by the artist’s reflections on the physical progression of the disease. It unfolds like a linear narrative born of the necessity to express her day-to-day experience.

Born in Abitibi, Lyne Bastien graduated from Concordia University with an MFA in Studio Art – printmaking. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, namely Les Femmeuses, Pratt & Whitney Canada; Selected Works: The Cirque du Soleil Collection, Galerie l’Anse-au-Ciel; 200 Years of Lithography, Bibliothèque nationale du Québec. Her works have been purchased by la Banque Nationale de Paris, la Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, le Cirque du Soleil and Loto-Québec.



Linda Morin

http://www.lindamorin.com/
Through her body of work, Linda Morin reveals a fascinating world where art, fantasy and discovery intersect. A self-taught painter, she took various classes and workshops for several years in order to discover and develop a unique style.

Throughout her career, Linda Morin has exhibited her works in both solo and group exhibitions and has received numerous awards, grants and honourable mentions, including the Gold Medal from the Centre des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec (Association of Painters and Sculptors of Quebec) in 2012. Her works have been shown throughout Quebec, Ontario, the United-States and Europe. She has had solo exhibitions in galleries as well as at the Musée Marius-Barbeau, at the Gabrielle-Roy Library and at the Leonardo Da Vinci Cultural Center. Linda Morin’s work was also presented in collective exhibitions in various art centres in Canada and internationally, most importantly at the Wardnasse gallery in New York, at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, at the Chamber of commerce of the Montreal metropolitan area, at the Musée Beffroi in Belgium, at the Musée National de la Marine in Roumania and at the Quebec agency in London.

She is regularly invited to give workshops on creativity and spontaneity during art festivals and in artist studios. Her works have been acquired by a number of public and private collections.

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