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Featured Art$Pay Artist
andrew james mckay
23 September to 14 October 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday 28 September // 12-3 PM
(private viewings by request, please contact artist via website below)
The first KW solo exhibition by andrew james mckay, following his return to the region after his recent 2019 graduation from Emily Carr University of Art+Design, EXTERIORS is the resituating of Canadian landscape painting.
Whereas in the past landscape paintings have often served to relay notions of undisturbed territories rich in resources for the categorizing and harvesting, EXTERIORS takes a position that today—for any number of reasons be they political, economic, social, et cetera—most who are on the land find their civic agency has become obstructed. Noting this, EXTERIORS asks the question: how has the tradition of landscape depiction shaped our ideas of who is ‘on and of’ the land, and moving forward, how can the landscape image serve as an assembly point for greater democratic participation?
Exhibition catalogues with essay by the artist, alongside collected drawings, available as supplies permit.
Moumita is a artist born in India, now based in Canada (Kitchener-Waterloo). She has been drawn to art from a very young age but has discovered her passion for painting professionally in the last few years. Currently she is a member of the Kitchener Waterloo Society of Artists and Art$Pay, actively participating in exhibitions and art events in the Kitchener Waterloo region and beyond.
Nature plays the lead role in Moumita’s work – captured through the sublime transparency of watercolours or the vibrant boldness of acrylics. She takes inspiration from the colours and moods of nature which change like the myriad shades of human emotions. She endeavors to capture the beauty and simplicity of the Canadian landscape in the bold rich colours of her Indian roots.
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.