ICONIC CANADA – L.E. Glazer Exhibition at the John B. Aird Gallery

ICONIC CANADA
Exhibition Statement
We are pleased to let you know that L. E. Glazer’s new body of work entitled “ICONIC CANADA” will open this Tuesday at the John B. Aird Gallery at Queens Park, Toronto. Please join us for our Opening Reception on Thursday January 11 from 6-8 pm.

Curator Carla Garnet writes about the Exhibition:

The Exhibition is comprised of 22 digital paintings loosely originating from the iconic Hudson’s Bay Company blankets the artist annually took to summer camp as a young boy.
Over time, the Hudson’s Bay Company point blankets have come to operate as a kind of national brand. The motifs are embedded with centuries of Canadian folklore from the time the Courier de Bois first bartered with Canada’s First Nations. Glazer has extracted, and abstracted this underlying iconography as the point of departure for his latest digital paintings on aluminum.

As objects, Glazer’s paintings have an uncanny quality. On one hand, they suggest contemporary cultures’ residual relationship to its past, while on the other hand, they are works that deconstruct specific meaning through the technology of image production. The resultant compositions oscillate between recognizable iconographic references and the unrecognizable form of colour field paintings.

This convergence of digital and fabrication technologies with art, culture, and commerce, produces the phenomenological affect unique to Glazer’s work.

The show runs from January 9 to February 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday January 11 from 6-8 pm.

Please join us if you can!

OSA Member E.B. Cox’ Sculptures

The OSA has received an invitation from Kathy Sutton – the daughter of OSA member E.B. Cox (1914-2003), widely accepted as the foremost Canadian sculptor in stone. In addition, her father was a member of the OSA-led group which lobbied the Ontario Government to create Killarney Park in the 1960s.

Two events will be held during September which will give us a chance to see his sculptures. All members of the OSA are encouraged to show their support for public art by attending one or both events.

Continue reading “OSA Member E.B. Cox’ Sculptures”

A Look at 2017 and Beyond

Here is a look at what the Ontario Society of Artists is planning for the upcoming year:

OSA Members’ 145th Anniversary Exhibition – May 11 – August 5 – 2017, Aurora Cultural Centre (Co-Chairs: Carmel Brennan & Clare Ross)

OSA Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition  July 14-16, 2017, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

OSA Annual Field Trip to Killarney – September 2017 (Chair: John Pryce & Heidi Burkhardt)

OSA Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works – Carrier Gallery – November 2017 (Co-Chairs: Tony Vander Voet & Susan McCrae)

OSA New Members’ Exhibition – December 12 2017 – January 8, 2018 – John B. Aird Gallery (Co-Chairs: Lisa Murzin, Frances Patella, Dominique Prevost, & Bob Tunnoch)

2017 Executive and Council

The 2017 Executive and Council have been elected at the Annual General Meeting. Here is the list of positions:

President: Diana Bennett
1st Vice President: Clare Ross
2nd Vice President: Kim Atkins
Secretary: Marilena Isacescu Carlea
Treasurer: Lisa Murzin

Councillor: Janet Read – Membership Director
Councillor: Peter Dušek – Web Master
Councillor: Carmel Brennan – Past President
Councillor: Janet Hendershot – Past President
Councillor: Tony Vander Voet – Past President
Councillor: Lawrence Glazer – Past President
Councillor: Germinio Pio Politi – Past President
Councillor: Jacquie Green – Councillor At Large
Councillor: Joanna Turlej – Councillor At Large
Councillor: Pat Dumas-Hudecki – Councillor At Large
Councillor: Jasmine Hum – Councillor At Large
Councillor: Laura Culic – Councillor At Large

 

John Bennett, OSA (1919-2017)

Diana Bennett,OSA and her father John Bennett, OSA in 2015.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our cherished and long time member John Bennett on April 17, 2017. John was elected to the Ontario Society of Artists in 1951. An inspiration to us all for his long active life. He will be missed.

Welcome New OSA Members of 2017

We are happy to announce that ten artists have been juried in as new members of the OSA. Every year applications for membership are open in the fall and our executive select finalists and then our members vote. It is a rigorous process, and this year we are welcoming ten artists into the OSA. They are Gill Cameron, Clement Cheng, Kaitlyn Mason, Sally Martin, Karen Taylor, Rayne Tunley, Bob Tunnoch, Evelyn Rapin, Radek Vizina, and Fan Zhang.

Congratulations to you all!

OSA Killarney 2016

Everyone who came — OSA members, guests, and family members — had a fantastic time painting, drawing, photographing, hiking, socializing and eating at Killarney in September of 2016.

We will be going back next year in September of 2018! Stay tuned for details.