James Nye


Flirting With The Arts

One day Mega make and take workshop
Nov. 1, 2014
44 Gaukel St., Kitchener, ON Flirting With The Arts

On Saturday, November 1 “Flirting With The Arts” is taking place in Downtown Kitchener. I will be one of 30 Artists hosting half hour workshops throughout the day. There is a multitude of activities to choose from, perhaps too many to choose from and that is all part of the fun. Here is how it works... You and a friend buy tickets, You choose 6 workshops from a choice of 30. You show up at 10am and the fun begins. After 3 workshops we break for lunch which is included with your ticket price. After lunch you have 3 more workshops. At the end of the day you have explored 6 different disciplines and have 6 different creations to show for it. The most challenging part of “Flirting With The Arts” will be choosing which 6 workshops to participate in. So, you should browse the website (www.FlirtingWithTheArts.weebly.com) and start investigating your interests.


GLOBE Studios Art Show & Open House

Friday 4-9pm Saturday 11-4pm
May. 9, 2014 - May. 10, 2014
Globe Studios 141 Whitney Place, Kitchener, ON GLOBE Studios Art Show & Open House

This Spring show is always well attended. With 20 different Artist Studios to wander through plus the additional guest Artists like myself showcasing fresh new work, this Art Show is not to be missed. There will be snacks, drinks and an impressive array of art. Mingle with the Artists and take home a unique piece for your collection.


Mission to Florida:

My Mom and I embark on an important journey south
Mar. 31, 2014 - Apr. 16, 2014
Florida, Mission to Florida:

My Mom and I are embarking on an important journey south. Our task is to either return with warmer weather for Southern Ontario or to help The Maple Leafs make the playoffs. We have chosen to bring back Spring! Follow our adventures at www.eimajeyn.wordpress.com


BOX 13 ART SHOW & SALE

See my new work at BOX 13
Nov. 16, 2013 - Nov. 17, 2013
41A Ardelt Place, Kitchener, Ontario., Kitchener, ON BOX 13 ART SHOW & SALE

"The show was a great success. Details to still to come..." photo by Joe Martz .com Admission is free! Everyone welcome! Winner of "Best New Festival or Event" at the 2012 Arts Awards Waterloo Region, BOX 13 showcases the juried artwork of thirty-three artists from Waterloo Region who will be in attendance. Their paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings and mixed media work range from beautifully rendered representational imagery to energetic abstractions. A percent of all art sales will be donated by the artists to the BOX 13 charity partner, the Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region. Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17th from 1 - 4pm. Visit www.BoxArtShow.ca for more info


Solo Exhibition

Manifest Expression: Europe 2.0
Feb. 28, 2013 - Mar. 30, 2013
Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener, ON Solo Exhibition

Most recently my travels have taken me to Europe. A bicycle trip with my Mother was the impetus for the journey. We followed the Danube river from its source in southern Germany, to the heart of Austria, through Slovakia and into Hungary. What I discovered was a continuous, cultural thread of creative expression in the form of graffiti. These paintings illustrate a common theme of visual resistance in the form of graffiti. From small towns to large cities and even in the countryside, graffiti was always a reminder that we were never too far from human settlements. I couldn't help but wonder about the history of where we were travelling. What did it look like a hundred years ago or five hundred? How many people have travelled this route before us? By capturing the graffiti within the landscape on film, and then documenting with paint, my goal was to provide a visual record of our journey. The aim of this exhibition is not to advocate for or against the merits of graffiti. The aim is to highlight the fact that creative expression is an intrinsic part of what it means to be human. For thousands of years people have been writing on walls and it continues to this day. The walls may have changed and the marking tools may have evolved, but the one constant is that people feel compelled to express themselves. James Nye


Solo Exhibition

Ernst & Young Art Champion: James Nye
Jan. 15, 2011 - Mar. 31, 2011
The Communitech Hub and The Accelerator Center, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Solo Exhibition

This unique exhibition sponsored by Ernst & Young is split between The Communitech Hub in The Tannery District of downtown Kitchener and The Accelerator Center located in the heart of the Technology Park in Waterloo. The exhibition consists of recent works from Nye's Manifest Expression series, including five canvases from his recent exploits in New York City. There will be a public meet and greet at The Accelerator Center on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from 4-7 pm and will be a great opportunity to view the artwork and meet the artist. Special thanks to Art Allies for coordinating the exhibition. For more information please contact James eimajeyn@gmail.com.


Six Degrees of Separation: A New Generation of Canadian Artists

Guest Curator Noah Becker
Oct. 14, 2010 - Nov. 13, 2010
Claire Oliver Gallery, 513 West 26th Street, New York, NY. Six Degrees of Separation: A New Generation of Canadian Artists

Featuring works by: Graham Gillmore, James Nye, Alex McLeod, Frank Torng, Angela Grossmann, Ben van Netten, Trevor Guthrie, Noah Becker, Attila Richard Lukacs, and Catherine Heard. For more information feel free to contact me or the gallery at 212.929.5949 info@claireoliver.com