Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CANADIANA!! Featuring Kas Stone and Sarah Jones

One of the many benefits to our group shows, is that we get to sample the exciting range of artists creating artwork within our region. It's our opportunity to make new connections, with artists outside those whom we showcase regularly. The list of artists participating in our current group show about Canadian Culture is outstanding, and Kas Stone and Sarah Jones are perfect examples of fresh faces whom we're delighted to have made connections with!!

 Kas Stone speaks about her work:

This image depicts the vastness and diversity of the Canadian landscape, united by a compelling cloud formation. The triptych’s three segments were created from a compilation of photographs taken in British Columbia (the mountains along Howe Sound and English Bay), Toronto (the city skyline from the Toronto Islands) and Nova Scotia (a view of Cape Smokey on Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail), representing archetypal western, central and eastern scenery. The magnificent unifying cloud was captured during a storm on Newfoundland’s Trout River Pond, and enhanced (only slightly) to stretch across the entire panel – like the jet stream that generates the weather patterns all Canadians love to talk about. The title adds interesting layers of extra meaning, depending upon how the viewer chooses to interpret it.

Sarah Jones speaks about her work:
Sarah Jones, No. 53 Mixed Media on Canvas 36" x 60"

"I studied the idea of Canadiana and Canadian identity while in university, particularly the role of the Group of Seven in contributing to the idea of wilderness and the Great White North. My work (humbly) is a response to the Group of Seven and wilderness mythology from someone who lives in a gritty, urban, port city. Amid the abundance of nature imagery, I hope my work clamours to make the point: Canadians live in cities too!"

Make sure you check out the rest of the show here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62710153@N03/sets/72157645485800098/