The DFM Gallery in Mulberry will be hosting Elizabeth McQueen's hobo series Signs of Life this month for art crawl.
Signs of Life celebrates the subtle signs of life around us - a series of limited edition linocut prints.
About Hobo Signs:...
These symbols began to appear in Europe and North America around the turn of the 20th century as itinerant workers would search for sustenance. They largely disappeared at the onset of the Second World War and have been gradually eroding from roadside fence posts and buildings ever since. This collection is an attempt to preserve some of our graphic history. These symbols have been resurrected from a bygone era, and they speak of the
latent good-will of even the most destitute of individuals. They contain, perhaps a very honorable lesson: that information must be shared for everyone’s survival.
About Elizabeth McQueen:
Elizabeth McQueen has been a visual artist and arts educator for over 40 years and is represented in private and corporate collections throughout Canada and the Northern U.S.. This recent preoccupation with ‘signposts from our past’ marks a new direction and is the beginning of intriguing things to come.
There will be a soft opening for this show on Thursday April 10th from 7-9 pm.
Art crawl this Friday!
Opening for the March art crawl is work by Em Johnson.
***There will be a soft opening for this event on Thursday March 13th from 7 until 9 pm.***
Em Johnson is a recent graduate of the McMaster fine arts program, and is now living and working in Toronto. From the artist:
My artistic practice is concerned with exploring the ways in which human beings perceive, depict, transform, and destroy the world around us. I am fascinated by the dynamic relationship between that which is natural and that which is synthetic. I work in a variety of mediums to pose questions and expose the intricate complexities of our lives on this celestial orb. I am continuously seeking new ways to express sentiments of contradiction, how it is that I can marvel at the magnificent creations in this world (both the natural and synthetic) as well as feel hopelessly devastated by how the world has come to be what it is at the very same time.
New opening for February art crawl will feature paintings by Amanda Dudnik.
Amanda Dudnik is an emerging artist born and raised in Hamilton, ON. She is currently a MFA candidate at the University of Windsor and holds an Honours B.A. in studio arts from McMaster University. With a passion for arts education and the community, Amanda is also an artist instructor at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and a new board member of the Windsor Printmaker’s Forum.
A type of psychological epoch.
What we feel, what we see and how we interpret affects our memory and how and what we remember. Henri Bergson states that a “remembered sensation becomes more actual the more we dwell on it, the memory of the sensation is the sensation itself beginning to be.” For my work, I use the act of memory as this type of sensation in order to translate the feeling of the moment onto the canvas. I layer, I write, I remove and I layer again. Paint as a medium provides the fluidity of translation from the mind to the hand. Graphite is used as a tool to inscribe, to draw and to scratch out. In turn, this work is in a constant state of flux, flowing from memory to memory and from emotion to emotion. Therefore, memory is a process. A process of recovering thoughts, images and sensations.
This Friday December 13 for art crawl let us present you with:
Nancy is a self taught visual artist, working primarily in acrylic, ink and paper. She lives and paints in Hamilton. She is an advocate for art in the community as an art educator through the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Learning Through the Arts (Royal Conservatory). Nancy is also a member of the James North Art Collective in Hamilton....
In-between: An exploration of the space between reality, my reality, abstraction, and where the next step is going to be.
I see the world and my place in it. I find my self In-between and I try and capture my thoughts of my place into abstract expressions on the canvas. I have been thought-catching for many years and have explored different styles. I have taken different paths along the way and you will find old works, new works, and those In-between.