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New Art January-February


Ron Shuebrook is providing our spacer/divider    for this issue.  Thanks,  Ron. 


Ron has a solo exhibition at the Olga Korper Gallery in Toronto entitled Recent and Revisited scheduled from

January 15 - February 12.

“I’ve attached a photo of a visit at my Boarding House Arts studio in Guelph with my Toronto gallerist, Olga Korper, who has represented my work since 1979.

"From my earliest memories, I have felt an inner need to make art of some kind, but initially I was uneasy about referring to myself as an artist. Over the course of more than five decades, during which I have been committed to the exploration of the visual arts as a way of life, I have come to accept this term, and I now understand that being an artist requires a profound engagement with a constant unfolding of possibilities.
“Most of these large-scale paintings and smaller charcoal drawings were selected from a larger body of work that I’ve created since 2019. The paintings exemplify my long search for personal and collective meaning through creating rigorous, complex and resonant abstract and non-objective forms that are authentic to my own temperament, while maintaining a sense of wonder and admiration for the great art of the past and the present.
“The two oldest paintings, “Dark Spring,” 2008, and Witness, 2011, are contrasting, abstract interpretations of the murders and wounding of    
sudents at Kent State University on May 4th, 1970. These works are comprised of imagined, interrelated images, hues, processes, and structures evoking various forces and counter forces that express the horror I still feel today.  The other canvases from 2021 communicate, in a similar way, the anxieties and conflicting issues that most of us have experienced over the last two unsettling years.  The charcoal drawings from 2019-20, have affinities with the subjects and structures that have motivated the paintings.

“I have come to perceive myself, among other things, as a fabricator of what the philosopher Hannah Arendt called “thought-things.” My paintings and drawings are clearly the products of physical labour, visual judgment, and intellectual analysis, guided by my ethical aspirations. These ordered and orderly objects are intended to engage perceptions and to stimulate contemplation through evocative, yet integrated, physical and visual structures. Ultimately, I seek to make art that is simultaneously a testament to human continuity and improvisation and a site of immediate sensory experience and social meaning. I’m chasing that sense of what it is to be alive."

Ron Shuebrook

Recent and Revisited

January 15 - February 12

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See larger images of Ron’s works in the Gallery.

Ron is also scheduled for a two-artist exhibition (with Frances Thomas) scheduled at the Woodstock Art Gallery, ON for the Fall of 2022-Winter 2023.


T im Gregg is going to publish a book about artist 

Leon Collins, which will help document his place in Texas art and Navasota as the Texas town that hosted his art legacy. He has made an appeal for those interested in this happening to contribuite to the publishing of the book.

“I've been working on a book project with an artist in Navasota named Leon Collins, and I'm looking for some donors to help underwrite production of the book. Donors can get a commissioned original work- or two framed and signed prints. I put together some sample pages from the book at www.timgregg.com/salvation. I'd appreciate if you would take a look and let me know if you would be interested. We can get the art in time for sensational gift giving! Leon is sensational. His "Southern Negro Folk Art" has been shown in galleries all over the country. He's been through some tough times of late, so I'm thankful for the opportunity to bring attention back to his works. “Thanks for your consideration.”


D
ebbie Little-Wilson  is having an art show at Arts for Rural Texas in Fayetteville, Texas, with the opening on Juanuary 22.  Reception will be from 5 until 7.



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