"Edge of Perception" Exhibition

April 20 - May 11, 2017

Artlink Canada is proud to present Edge of Perception, a selling exhibition showcasing a collection of abstract works by artist Ben Gooding from London, England. “Edge of Perception” features an array of artworks which reflect how a small simple pattern can be manipulated to create a complex and multidimensional piece of work. The exhibition will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia from April 20th to May 11th, 2017 at Jaydon Art Gallery, 1091 Hornby Street.

Abstract art materialized around the turn of the 20th century. Emerging on the heels of impressionism and expressionism, abstract art moved away from traditional art forms which focused on recapturing visual elements of the surrounding environment. Instead, abstract art focuses primarily on how brushstrokes, colour, pattern and form can capture emotion and subjectivity. As a result, abstract art can also be referred to as non-representational or non-objective art. Rather than relying on the elements of the natural world, artists can play significantly with the use of colour and form to re-experience an emotion and express pure creation in a composition. Well-known abstract artists include Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky and American artist Jackson Pollock.

Jackson Pollock’s work primarily featured mathematically aesthetic fractal drip patterns. His deliberate use of dripping paint has been closely examined and argued as being highly representative of the calculated and structured qualities of the natural world. This mathematical approach to abstract art is greatly reflected in “Edge of Perception”. Gooding’s striking artworks are created by generating a line or an edge, that he will then repeat hundreds of times over to build his composition. Gooding uses this technique to emphasize how a single line or movement can be so effortless, but when repeated hundreds of times over can create something multidimensional, complex and thought provoking. Gooding’s work embodies the essence of abstract art in that it is the work of pure innovation and imagination. Gooding hopes from his artworks his viewers can take away “the idea that great complexity is derived from great simplicity”.

* Opens to the public April 20th, 2017 *

* Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 – 6:00pm *

*Opening Night Reception: April 20th, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00pm *

* Closing Night Reception: May 9th, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00pm *

 

 

"Visions of Fantasy" Exhibition

February 2 - March 2, 2017

Artlink Canada is proud to present Visions of Fantasy”, a selling exhibition showcasing local and international contemporary surrealist artists. “Visions of Fantasy” features the exciting works of Johnie Thornton (Los Angeles, California), Lauren Matsumoto (Brooklyn, New York), and Bruce Pashak (Vancouver, British Columbia). The exhibition celebrates the resurgence of surrealist art in the 21st century and the art genres inherently thought-provoking nature. The exhibition will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia from February 2nd to March 2nd, 2017 at Jaydon Art Gallery, 1091 Hornby Street.

Surrealism is an important art movement that first began in the late 1910s and early 1920s, experimenting and focusing on a new mode of expression called automatism, whereby surrealist artists seek to release the uninhibited imagination of their subconscious. As such, surrealist artworks often are dreamlike, surprising and contain unexpected imagery of the unconscious. The art genre merges the style of technically precise realism with intellectual thought and psychoanalytic theory, many such works having political or religious undertones. Originally made famous by artists such as Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, and Joan Miró, surrealist artworks never fail to intrigue and captivate the viewer.

Today the tradition of surrealism continues in “Visions of Fantasy”, which showcases three surrealist artists, whose artworks expand the imagination, twisting reality into fantasy with uncanny imagery and force the viewer to think outside the box. “Visions of Fantasy” artworks have surprising imagery, deep symbolism, juxtaposing themes and disdain for convention. Rich with symbolic imagery and hidden meanings, the contemporary surrealist artworks in “Visions of Fantasy” confronts the viewer with images that are meant to question societal norms and ways of thinking. These beautifully rendered artworks are immersive; blending refined painting techniques and superb technical skill with conceptual thought, whilst simultaneously presenting meaningful imagery that allows for individual interpretation. 

* Opens to the public February 2nd, 2017

* Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 – 6:00 pm

* Opening Night Reception: February 2nd, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

* Closing Night Reception: March 2nd, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

"Shades of Saturna" Exhibition Vancouver

November 24 - December 16, 2016

Artlink Canada is proud to present, “Shades of Saturna”, a new selling exhibition celebrating landscape and floral paintings from Canada. “Shades of Saturna” is a solo exhibition, featuring artist Anne Popperwell (Saturna Island, Canada). The exhibition will take place in Vancouver, Canada from November 24th to December 16th, 2016 at Jaydon Art Gallery, 1091 Hornby Street.

Anne Popperwell’s body of work in “Shades of Saturna” includes floral and landscape paintings that offer a glimpse at the colors and light of Saturna Island. Anne paints flowers from her garden during specific moments of bloom, close-up, and larger-than-life; they speak to her joy of nature and remarkable approach to capturing her surrounding natural world. Her flower paintings are reminiscent of Georgia O’Keefe’s early floral work in terms of their multi-dimensional color and abstract viewpoint. These mesmerizing paintings play with space and scale, presenting the viewer with a new way of viewing nature. Anne’s work reveals the life and light of the natural world, transporting the viewer from the gallery to the gardens and shores of her Saturna home.  

The artworks showcased in “Shades of Saturna” display the immense impact colors have on creating the mood and depth of a painting. As Anne states: “Colors bring their own dynamic to a painting, creating a space to themselves”. Our color spectrums are broadened and our eyes become engrossed by the luminosity and richness of color hues Anne captures in her paintings. The intense and beautiful color tones harmoniously work together conveying vibrant yet calming scenes.  The paintings remind us to cherish those ephemeral moments in life that are so rare. 

* Opens to the public November 25th, 2016

* Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11.00 – 18.00

Opening Night Reception: November 24th, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Closing Night Reception: December 15th, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

"Symmetry" Exhibition Vancouver

September 8 - October 8, 2016

Artlink Canada is proud to present, “Symmetry”, a new and captivating selling exhibition celebrating contemporary abstract paintings from Holland and the United States. “Symmetry” is a duo exhibition featuring artists Daniel Mullen (Amsterdam) and Tracie Cheng (New Haven, Connecticut). The exhibition will take place in Vancouver, Canada from September 8th to October 8th, 2016 at Jaydon Art Gallery, 1091 Hornby Street.

Art and architecture share an inherent relationship, each influencing one another physically and emotionally. Historically, the architect and the artist worked side by side and oftentimes architects took on the role of artist themselves. A good example is Renaissance art and architecture. The ceiling of Pontelli and de Dolci’s Sistine Chapel was the canvas for Michelangelo’s frescoes. The architectural stonework and the painted imagery created a dialogue between formal structure and artistry and the production of an ornate illusionary architecture. One can see that the relationship between architecture and art has continued in contemporary art today, in both playing with and dominating spaces to generate stimulating responses in its audiences.

The preliminary architectural elements of the paintings showcased in “Symmetry” combine conceptualization, abstraction, and aestheticism that manifests an innovative illusionary world. “Symmetry” displays how scale, precision, manipulation and perception are essential elements that require balance from both artistic and architectural elements in order to realize the structure. The paintings bring to light a perfect balance that we all hope to achieve.

* Opens to the public September 8th, 2016

* Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11.00 – 18.00

* Opening Night Reception: September 8th, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

* Closing Night Reception: October 6th, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

"Reflection" Exhibition Vancouver

June 8 - July 8, 2016

  Artlink Canada is proud to present, "Reflection", a new and compelling selling exhibition celebrating contemporary portraiture paintings from a new generation of imaginative and thought-provoking artists. "Reflection" features a talented group of artists including Cristina Troufa (Portugal), Justin Hopkins (Los Angeles), Daniel Segrove (San Francisco) and Lauren Brevner (Vancouver). This exhibition showcases and re-embraces the evolution of portraiture paintings and highlights the contemporary directions that artists have taken in this genre. The exhibition will take place in Vancouver, Canada from June 8th - July 8th, 2016 at Jaydon Art Gallery.  As the twentieth century came to a close, there was a fear that the traditional methods of portraiture had entered a permanent decline. Modern photography and video practices had now become the most accessible and popular modes of portraiture. The paintings to be showcased in "Reflection" illustrate a perfect transition from traditional to contemporary composition. Traditional portraiture is challenged in this exhibition by displaying new means of creative expression via the development of portraiture compositions and the use of non-naturalistic colors. This exhibition represents artists that embody the creative possibilities, inventiveness and originality of portraiture in the 21st century.  "Reflection" hopes for the viewers to take a moment for self-reflection and allow for personal discoveries in each one of these paintings. Though each one of us is unique as an individual, this body of work explores the similarities found in all of us and reminds us what makes us human. *Open to the public June 8th, 2016 *Gallery hours 11.00 - 18.00 Tuesday to Saturday

 

Artlink Canada is proud to present, "Reflection", a new and compelling selling exhibition celebrating contemporary portraiture paintings from a new generation of imaginative and thought-provoking artists. "Reflection" features a talented group of artists including Cristina Troufa (Portugal), Justin Hopkins (Los Angeles), Daniel Segrove (San Francisco) and Lauren Brevner (Vancouver). This exhibition showcases and re-embraces the evolution of portraiture paintings and highlights the contemporary directions that artists have taken in this genre. The exhibition will take place in Vancouver, Canada from June 8th - July 8th, 2016 at Jaydon Art Gallery

As the twentieth century came to a close, there was a fear that the traditional methods of portraiture had entered a permanent decline. Modern photography and video practices had now become the most accessible and popular modes of portraiture. The paintings to be showcased in "Reflection" illustrate a perfect transition from traditional to contemporary composition. Traditional portraiture is challenged in this exhibition by displaying new means of creative expression via the development of portraiture compositions and the use of non-naturalistic colors. This exhibition represents artists that embody the creative possibilities, inventiveness and originality of portraiture in the 21st century. 

"Reflection" hopes for the viewers to take a moment for self-reflection and allow for personal discoveries in each one of these paintings. Though each one of us is unique as an individual, this body of work explores the similarities found in all of us and reminds us what makes us human.

*Open to the public June 8th, 2016
*Gallery hours 11.00 - 18.00 Tuesday to Saturday

"Takane No Hana" Exhibition Toronto

February 4, 2016 - February 25, 2016

 
 

Artlink Canada is proud to present our major selling exhibition, "Takane no Hana” at Twist Gallery in Toronto, Canada from February 4th - 25th, 2016. "Takane no Hana" is a debut solo exhibition featuring self-taught Vancouver-based artist, Lauren Brevner. This exhibition showcases visually striking female portraits that reflects the artist’s mixed-heritage, as well as her take on the cultural and contemporary motifs of the 21st century. Lauren is most notably influenced by her Japanese roots, which can be seen in the female subjects, their clothing, her choice of traditional papers and the overall compositions.             

"Takane no Hana" is a Japanese idiom that roughly translates to "flower on a high peak." It is meant to convey a pure and melancholic longing when admiring beauty from afar. Lauren's portraits embody a desired, pursued, yet indefinable muse. These works hope to invoke an emotional connection between the subjects and the viewer.

*Open to the public February 5th, 2016
*Gallery hours 11:00 - 6:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday

"East Meets West" Exhibition Toronto

November 12 - November 25, 2015

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Artlink Canada is proud to present major selling exhibition, "East Meets West", at Only One Gallery in Toronto, Canada from November 12th - 25th, 2015. "East Meets West" is a group exhibition featuring Chinese artists Feng Bin and Pan Jian, as well as Vancouver-based artist, Lauren Brevner. This exhibition showcases a trio of artists who delve outside the realm of tradition, blending cultural and contemporary ideals. These prominent artists, rarely featured in Canada, provide a wide-range that extend beyond cultural background, cultivating a new understanding of art from a local and global perspective.

*Open to the public November 13th, 2015

*Gallery hours 12:00 - 7:00 pm Monday to Friday

"East Meets West" Exhibition Vancouver

June 10 - July 10, 2015

Artlink Canada is proud to present a selling exhibition "East Meets West", in Vancouver, Canada from June 10th to July 10th, 2015. "East Meets West" is a group exhibition celebrating cutting-edge contemporary paintings from Beijing and Vancouver. The exhibition involves art that extends beyond cultural background cultivating a new understanding of art from a local and global perspective. This offers wonderful opportunity to view a wide-range of different styles and artistic media of contemporary art from a new generation of artists.