niagara art

Signs and Subtlety: Full Spectrum

The newest exhibition at 13th Street Gallery features two established Canadian painters, in Dan Solomon and Paul Sloggett. Their works explore both the history of abstraction as well as offering a soft divergence of what abstraction is now.

Reopening: space implied and physical

The exhibition Reopening, at the Gallery at 13th Street Winery, features the works of Ronald Boaks, Floyd Elzinga and Kimberly Danielson. Some thoughts on the exhibition can be found here.

Painting Modernity

Modern Masters at the Gallery at 13th Street Winery is a large, diverse show that explores both the successes and failures of painting within a primarily abstract framework.

Opaque and Obtuse: more light than heat

more light than heat is an exhibition that fails to offer the necessary context for the ideas to be fully communicated, with formal andd conceptual issues.

We Have No Bananas Today (your #artcriticfromhell offers a caustic if candid eulogy for visual arts in 2019)

A mildly acerbic, cynical yet somewhat hopeful, eulogy on visual arts in 2029, straddling Niagara and beyond.

Deconstructed / Reassembled Portraiture: Kim Van Stygeren

I cut my teeth (sometimes literally, on people) as an arts writer on the Prairies,…

5th Annual Art Show and Toy Drive at Studio 4 Tattoo Parlour in support of Gillian’s Place

The 5th Annual Art Show and Toy Drive, at Studio 4 Tattoo Parlour in Downtown St. Catharines, is an annual event to support Gilian’s Place. Amber Lee Williams will be exhibiting new works, and its an evening of music and fun where you can #buymoreart to help out Gillian’s Place, this Christmas.

[re]making her [stories]: Carolyn Wren

Carolyn Wren’s massive retrospective Task at Hand, curated by Marcie Bronson, is an exhibition that is both visually and conceptually enticing.

Centre and Periphery: place defines / deforms history

Curator Asta McCann curates Centre and Periphery at the Riverbrink Art Museum, exploring the urban / rural split in the works of the Group of Seven, revisiting historical facts and fictions about the iconic painters.

Scott Sawtell: Playful Banquet

Scott Sawtell is the latest artist to be the focus of an artist feature, with his vibrant and expressive works in paint.