PROJECT GALLERY Presents
Cate McGuire and James Nye: Echoes
Mar. 5, 2015 - Mar. 18, 2015
Project Gallery. 1109 Queen St. E, Toronto, Ontario.
Reception: Saturday, March 07. 2-6pm.
Cate McGuire and James Nye: "Echoes".
There are many points of intersection between the work of Cate McGuire and that of James Nye. The the most striking similarities are thematic. Both artists are exploring the parallels between inside and outside spaces. Each of them work with making the everyday uncanny, turning the typical into something unusual and at best, beautiful.
Cate McGuire works with collage as a medium of construction. McGuire builds her collages out of the fragments of ordinary magazines and catalogues, to make a landscape of the interior that unfolds into the exterior. What this unfolding of the space does is show the power of the emotional bond we have with the landscape. It also reveals the ways in which we may actually perceive the places we inhabit through the mind�s eye.
James Nye is a painter who employs traditional oil painting techniques in both a careful and direct way. He works at translating very complicated imagery, rooms or landscapes reflected back through glass, so that what might be a banal and ordinary scene is transformed into something more. The results are almost abstract and breathtakingly beautiful because they remind us of the simple but intangible tangle of our own lives.
Together McGuire and Nye's work is strengthened because the root ideas of their practice are echoed between them.
Globe Studios Art Show & Open House
Come and Get Inspired
Nov. 28, 2014 - Nov. 29, 2014
141 Whitney Place, Kitchener, ON
I'll be showing some new paintings at this fabulous event hosted by Globe Studios. Friday, November 28, 4-9pm & Saturday, November 29, 11-4pm.
Hope to see you there!
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
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.
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
"The show was a great success. Details to still to come..."
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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
Manifest Expression: Europe 2.0
Feb. 28, 2013 - Mar. 30, 2013
Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener, ON
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.
Ernst & Young Art Champion: James Nye
Jan. 15, 2011 - Mar. 31, 2011
The Communitech Hub and The Accelerator Center, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
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 [email protected]
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.
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 [email protected]