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(The Gallery is closed for a special event on Sunday July 15 and Sunday July 29)
When you put your hand in flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come, Leonardo da Vinci. This idea of the basic element of life and the movement through time is inspiration for our summer exhibitions.
Although the Canadian landscape is the predominant theme and subject matter for Homer Watson a closer look reveals water is a key element of his composition and design. Whether displayed as a soaking field in the spring, a rushing creek after a storm or a reflection of the moon on the river, Watson illustrates the many dimensions of water: both the destruction from floods and threat to life when we experience a drought, to the enjoyment of recreation and peacefulness of following a meandering flow. Watson captures our relationship with water in everyday life by placing the element in a subtle but obvious manner, often becoming the center of attention as a direct result of nature’s storms.
The Lens is My Brush, an exhibition of the work by Roger Young, is a solo exhibition of photography that highlights and contrasts Watson’s work, as Young explores the same element of water. The interplay of light and water over the seasons and environmental conditions in relation to the medium of photography and himself as the individual photographer, is the main thrust of this work. Young is able to capture water in its three states, liquid, solid and gas with variations according to conditions and weather. All images were created over a period of approximately one year and within twenty minutes from his home in Hespeler. With water as his canvas and the camera lens as his brush, he paints images with light to reveal the dynamics and subtleties of colour, patterns, shades and compositions of this elusive subject and necessity of life.
Elemental is an exhibit by artists of the Art District Gallery: Amos | Ferrari | Holland | McFee | Nye | Peng |Raflar | Rula | Skelton | Suzer
This exhibition demonstrates how we each react to the elements of living, through our own unique perspective. Whether the work of art depicts representational aspects, like the grand Canadian landscapes; or a more emotional reaction made visible by an abstract painting, all the work in this group is representative of the unique, colourful, and contemporary vibe that is The Art District Gallery.
Homer Watson House & Gallery strives to provide outstanding artistic education to children while supporting local artists in our community. This year, the Gallery continues to do this by hosting the Summer Colours Children’s Art Exhibition. We will be exhibiting works by the students attending Homer Watson House & Gallery’s 2018 summer camps. Campers will be given the opportunity to exhibit their newly developed skills by submitting artwork to be showcased throughout the Gallery.
*All artwork will be available for pick up the night of the closing reception and held until September 9th 2018. Works will not be available for pick up on September 3rd.