New Work by Geoff Farnsworth

New Work by Geoff Farnsworth
Opening Reception Thursday 25 April 8PM
Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery

DJ Stiles will be spinning cool tunes and Mahtay Cafe will be providing bar service

On display until 3 May 2019

 

STUCK TOGETHER Group Show brought to you by THE PEPSI GIRLS!

STUCK TOGETHER
Group Show brought to you by
THE PEPSI GIRLS!

Friday 15 March 7PM
Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC

The Pepsi Girls have joined forces with their friends to bring you yet ANOTHER wild and whacky show at the Niagara Artists Centre! Please join us for the opening reception of STUCK TOGETHER: a collage showcase that highlights the best and brightest collage artists in the Niagara region!!

As always, the show will have food, drinks, friends, art, and perhaps a thing or two to purchase! Bring your mom, bring your friends, or bring a celebrity to win a prize! This is going to be the most interactive, most fun show YET! Be there or be square bbz!

Bar by Mahtay Café.

Fortune Favours / Brock Art Club

Fortune Favours
Brock Art Club

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday 1 March 7PM-9PM
Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC

A juried art exhibit featuring chosen work by BAC Members and curated in collaboration with our jurors, exploring various mediums under theme Fortune Favours The Bold.

All Seeing High / Marinko Jareb

ALL SEEING HIGH
Saturday 9 February 8PM-12MN
Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC

closing reception for “the electric folk art of marinko
refreshments and drinks will be available. pay what you can admission, all money at the door goes to NAC. reasonably priced art for sale.

music by:
fjordy (dj, The Sound Rocks)
Virgil Newark (vinyl DJ, deep detroit)
Danielle Marconi (violin Suzuki Niagara)
Alex Ring (sine tone generators +)
Aaron Berger (acoustic guitar & vox – URME)
Dragon (modular synth & circuit bent toys)

Video mixing by Mar Ink Co.

Bar by Mahtay!

Kicking Cadaver / Daniel Romano

KICKING CADAVER
daniel romano

opening reception / sat 11 aug 6pm

Daniel Romano is a talented producer, multi-instrumentalist, visual artist, and graphic designer. He’s a hell of a singer, and one of the greatest songwriter’s working today. He’s a leader and a piper and a thief. He’s a young man with an old mind and some nice suits. He’s earned a platinum record for his production work with City and Colour and has been nominated for a Juno for graphic design. He is a former member of Attack in Black. He founded You’ve Changed Records in collaboration with Steven Lambke. Daniel Romano lives in Fenwick, ON.

Circular Text / Canan Demir

CIRCULAR TEXT
Canan Demir

Closing Reception Fri 3 Aug 5:30PM

One of the socio-cultural aspects of traditional handicrafts is to be used as a means of communication.
People used handicrafts to decorate and to be decorated while at the same time reflecting their emotions. They attributed different meanings to the motifs in the carpets, rugs, socks, knittings, weaves and engravings

In our traditional culture, young girls prepare their dowry with their own hands while preparing their marriage from very early ages. The dowry is the wealth and safety that the young girl takes from her father’s house to her husband’s house. In the past, new brides could not talk at any time and any way in their new home. For this reason; they used the language of their colors and motifs in their handicrafts.

Motifs are a kind of communication and speech tool. Another factor in the appearance of motifs is nature.

Nature has always been an inspirational resource for humanity. When the Four-Leaf Clover is luck and wishes, Life Tree symbolizes the universe, paradise, immortality, eternity, proliferation, water-rain, fertility and progeny.

The rose motif has a distinctive appeal both in world culture and Turkish culture. Rose is the symbol of beauty and beauty as much as it is love and love. Rose is sometimes a longing, sometimes a thank-you, sometimes an offer, sometimes an apology, an interpretation of emotions that can not be expressed… Because It is associated with Spring, it symbolizes the resurrection, revival and eternity. With a very different color of Rose, people symbolized the expression of their feelings towards each other.

The artist focuses on the universal dimensions of motifs used in traditional handicrafts that affect people. At the same time, prefers to use waste materials during the artistic production process. Dogadaki dongu gibi, insanlarin urettikleri urunlerinde bir dongu icerisinde dogaya zarar vermeden donusebilecegine inanmakta ve dogadaki donguye oykunmektedir. The artist believes that, like the circle in the nature, the man-made products can also turn around in a cycle, without harming the nature, and emulates the nature.

S/he does not choose to create an artistic product from new materials he produces. Every material s/he uses is reusable. S/he is not the first owner of any material. This irony is a starting point that influences the artist.

It is important to emphasize spirituality within the past in preference to the idea of producing something new in the past. Aging materials, even if they are materially new at the old times, have new uses, new owners. According to the artist, the story of each of the old items is carried on the memories of the things they know or their memories of a time. In this sense, each reused product acquires a new memory at its new location, its new location.

Canan DEMİR

DOUBLE ONE DOUBLE / Katie Mazi + Jenn Judson

D O U B L E  ONE  D O U B L E
Katie Mazi + Jenn Judson

KNOCK KNOCK!
WHO’S THERE?
JENN AND KATIE!
JENN AND KATIE WHO?
JENN AND KATIE ARE HAVING ANOTHER ART SHOW!! DUH!!

Your Pepsi Gals have been working night and day to bring to you a delicious taste of images. If you like celebrities, colours, balloons, friends, garbage, trash, art, or any of the above you’re guaranteed to LOVE this show. A little bit of this and a little bit of that – mostly collage with a few surprises! It’s summertime and it’s time to P-A-R-T-Y!

Twice the FUN
Twice the FOOD
Twice the FRIENDS
Twice the BOOZE
Twice the SURPRISE BAGS (yes, there will be surprise bags!)

And most importantly…
TWICE THE ART!

Partly funded by OAC
Fully sponsored by PepsiCo©

FIGURE AND GROUND / Gord Sisler

FIGURE AND GROUND
Gord Sisler
Reception Sat 30 June 2PM-4PM
 
Making paper by hand the long history of the blank slate or Tabula Rasa is questioned as stucture, form and order are revealed at every level of craft and material. Pressing inked letters into paper to print words an interface is created privileging foreground against background in the production of legibility. In 2017 I was fortunate to engage with Brock students in Professor Maria del Carmen Suescun Pozas’ undergraduate History classes. FIGURE AND GROUND explores issues raised in these workshops using the medium of handmade printing and letterpress printing, asking “Why do we attend to the things to which we attend?”

Pop Goes the Mosaic

Pop Goes the Mosaic
Tony Cepukas

Sat 9 June 2018 > 3PM-5PM
On display until Friday 22 June 2018

Growing up in the sixties and seventies, I was exposed to a transformation of society and all the aspects to it.  Music, fashion and art exploded with colour and pyschedelia.  Being an avid music fan, pop art first came to my attention through album art,  rock magazines and movies.  Out west in California there was hippie movement and flower power going on  and out of it came  bands such as Jefferson Airplane and Big Brother and the Holdling Company.  With it came great album art and posters from such seminal  venues as The Fillmore West and The Avalon Ballroom.  Back east brewing in New York was a new underground, “The Velvet Underground and Nico”, an avant garde band being groomed by Andy Warhol.  I guess that was my first encounter with “Pop Art”, the decaying banana on their first album cover done by Andy.  Other artists like Lichtenstein were active from the fifties onward and also started to come into view via music and other media. Many of the images from this era have become iconic  images and pop art has become one of the most recognizable styles of modern art.  With “Pop Goes the Mosaic” I have tried to emulate and celebrate the zeitgeist of pop art from that era with my mosaic and multimedia creations.