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Call for Submissions: AP Annual Show and Sale
Call for Student Submissions: AP Annual Show and Sale
Featured Art$Pay Artist
andrew james mckay
23 September to 14 October 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday 28 September // 12-3 PM
(private viewings by request, please contact artist via website below)
The first KW solo exhibition by andrew james mckay, following his return to the region after his recent 2019 graduation from Emily Carr University of Art+Design, EXTERIORS is the resituating of Canadian landscape painting.
Whereas in the past landscape paintings have often served to relay notions of undisturbed territories rich in resources for the categorizing and harvesting, EXTERIORS takes a position that today—for any number of reasons be they political, economic, social, et cetera—most who are on the land find their civic agency has become obstructed. Noting this, EXTERIORS asks the question: how has the tradition of landscape depiction shaped our ideas of who is ‘on and of’ the land, and moving forward, how can the landscape image serve as an assembly point for greater democratic participation?
Exhibition catalogues with essay by the artist, alongside collected drawings, available as supplies permit.
Cate McGahey is a Canadian painter who creates primarily mixed-media semi-abstract florals. Her artwork is influenced by her long standing love of flowers, nature and her time studying & teaching in Paris. She is an active member in the arts community, being a current member of various visual arts groups and collectives located locally, and in Toronto. Cate also takes great pride in her work as a French Immersion Art teacher in the Waterloo Region. She studied French Linguistics and History, at La Sorbonne in Paris. Cate graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours B.A in French and from the University of Western Ontario with a B.Ed & M.Ed. Although most of her ability comes from informal training, Cate has spent some time studying under established artists such as Kathleen Schmalz and Lydia Panart.
Cate started sketching flowers and trying various mediums at a young age but it wasn’t until her 30s that she became inspired to experiment with oils. At the age of 32 she was confronted with her own mortality, and the capricious nature of life, when she was diagnosed with cancer. Cate used painting as a way to work through her anxiety, fear and fatigue. The impressionistic, luscious, textural and flowing style that her work is known for has come from the unscripted, spontaneous and intuitive way she shares her memories, thoughts and unabashed feelings on the canvas. Each bloom isn’t really a flower. It’s a memory, a person, telling you stories, singing to you and blowing in your face like a warm breeze.
“The flower is a physical representation of the indescribable beauty, celebrated differences and wonderment of life on earth and throughout the known universe. I’m continually intrigued how texture, light and the subtlety of colour allow the nuances of each bloom, and its movement, to change from one form to another ”.
Waterloo Moves - March 2nd 2019
For Waterloo Moves, we asked photographers to explore the dynamism of Waterloo Region. Photographer Liz Dietrich focuses on the movement from urban to rural spaces.
In her words: As denizens of a dynamic community, we are regularly on the move and when we move from point A to point B, we travel along lines. Movement, by its very nature, means we are not confined to the borders of the City, we move beyond to where the urban connects with rural; an echo of our City’s own agrarian past. Here, deliberate lines fuse with natural ones.
Her photographs are accompanied by cellist Morgan Lovell.