Gallery Gevik is hosting an exhibition “Coast to Coast” — a group show on Canadian artists working on landscape at its Toronto venue. The exhibition is on view through July 27, 2018.
The group show features landscape artists like Graham Fowler, Peter Gough, Catherine Perehudoff, Jeff Willmore, and E. Robert Ross. “Each artist brings their own interpretation and individual style to memorialize our country and commemorate its unique, diverse vistas,” writes the gallery.
In its description of works by Graham Fowler, the gallery says, “Fowler’s work addresses three fundamental yet diverse overlapping themes: the sensation of nature as subject matter in its own right; the social construction of nature; and the aquatic world.” Fowler’s “Liquid World Paintings” series bears a resemblance to the pictorial conventions of Baroque painting. Fowler writes, “Art does not exist outside history. It exists as a perception of the past, which in turn becomes anticipation of the future.”
Peter Gough’s paintings, on the other hand, are influenced by his rural surroundings. “His paintings are firmly rooted in the physical reality of the places he chooses,” the gallery writes. Gough, a contemporary naturalist and realist painter, was born in Nova Scotia in 1947. He has exhibited in the United States, Scotland, England and Canada.
Graham Fowler has participated in many solo and group shows. He received the Masters of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University, 1980, and has been an Associate Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Saskatchewan since 1989. His works can be found in the collections of The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Texaco, Canada, Calgary, Hudson Bay Corporation Collection, Toronto, and Kamloops Art Gallery, British Columbia.
Jeff Willmore’s paintings explore the relationship between man and nature. The gallery describes Willmore’s paintings: “He places various figures within his expressive landscapes and street scenes introducing psychological and whimsical elements in paintings that resemble performance pieces.” His work has been described as edgy, larger than life, humorous and brutal.
Catherine Perehudoff is a second-generation landscape painter, daughter of Saskatoon artists Dorothy Knowles and William Perehudoff. Her forte lies in capturing the beauty of the praire’s vast expanses — a sensory experience of light, movement and color. Her work is in major collections including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Canada Council Art Bank and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery.
The group show is on view through July 27, 2018, at Gallery Gevik in Toronto. 901 — 12 Hazelton Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2E2, Canada.
For details visit: http://www.gevik.com/gallery-gevik.html
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.
Founder Louise Blouin
Courtesy: Gallery Gevik