JOY

Includes Jennifer Annesley, LuLu B Designs, Susie Cipolla, Richard Cole, Elizabeth Harris, Nikol Haskova, Sheila Kernan, Anastasia Kimmett, Susan Kun, Kerry Langlois, Grant Leier, Robert Lemay, Sarah Martin, Donna Jo Massie, Neshka, Elka Nowicka, Michael O'Toole, Paul Reimer, Robert Roy, Dieter Schlatter, Mike Svob, K Neil Swanson, Janice Iniskim-Aki Tanton
Saturday November 25, 2-5pm

Showing Sarah Martin

JOY

Join us & over 20 artists for our annual holiday celebration!

Saturday, November 25, 2 - 5 pm

THE SKI TEAM
THE SKI TEAM
SM002
mixed media, panel
30 x 40 in.
$1,550 CAD


I have been a practicing artist, with gallery representation for over 10 years. My studio has recently been built in my back garden, so you know where I am spending most of my time! My bodies of work have changed over the years, but one thing has remained the same - my love of integrating old photographs.

I have always been interested in old photographic images and the way photographs can give a sense of emotion or recognition. During art school, I began to actively use old photos of my mother in my art. It was less of a nostalgic approach, and more of a curiosity to understand what this private British woman was like as a child and teenager. I used the photos as a type of ‘window into the soul’ approach. However, the more I explored old photography, the more I would have a sense that in some way we can all feel connected to old photos. Photography has the ability to tap into the collective memory, a feeling of recognition, or at least a stirring in our own memories that gives us connection to the photograph.

My practice has continued to use photography in a variety of ways, sometimes adding so much paint, the photo image is more hidden, other times the photography is prominent. It is the blurring of the mediums that continues to intrigue me; where the photo ends and where the paint begins, and how the two mediums can work with or against each other.

Education

York University, Toronto, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Georgian College, Barrie, Diploma of Fine Arts

Exhibitions

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017 JOY, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2013-14 Toronto Outdoor Art Show, Toronto, ON
2013-14 VAM, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississaugua, ON
2011 NOIR, Renaan Isaacs Contemporary Art, Guelph, ON
2011 Iconic, Westin Harbourfront Castle, Toronto, ON
2009 Sketch it Out, APW Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2008 Japan/Canadian Exchange, works on paper, Joshibi Art Museum, Japan


SOLO ART EXHIBITIONS:

2011 Enchantment, Marlow Gallery, Barrie, ON
2010 Nuit Blanche, La Bell Epoque, Toronto, ON
2008 The Ubiquitous Voyeur, Georgian College, Barrie, ON

Collections

The Ontario Art Archives, the Director's Office for Archives Information
Princess Margaret Lotto, Oakville Showhome 2015
Bridgepoint Health, Toronto
Melrose Hotel, Washington DC
County of Simcoe

Publications

2015 Simpson, Peter. "Where to Buy Art", Ottawa Citizen
2014 Klementti, Jane. "Artist Profile", Sunday Crush
2013 Winter, Colleen. "Artist Profile", The Good Life
2008 Blenkhorn, Leigh. "Be a Ubiquitous Voyeur", The Barrie Advance
2006 Luong, Linda. "Artist Profile", Where Toronto
2003 Chavdar, Radev. "Lessedra World Art Print Catalogue"

Credits

HGTV- Income Property, The Expandables. Several Episodes each season, 2011-2017
2015 House and Home TV Segment
2015 CityTV
2014 NBC - Hannibal, Season 2
2013 CBC, The Listener
2013 NUVO digital magazine
2011-13 W NETWORK - Candice Tells All