Archive for category: Exhibitions

Fractured Beauty Inspired by Conflict

Fractured Exhibition

In its third year contributing to the George Town Festival, Penang gallery base2 is exploring the fragility of beauty inspired by conflict in the region. Fractured presents a mix of paintings and sculptures to exhibit the conflicting fragments of lives, people, countries and turmoil that inspire art.

Monaco-based artist Blake Ward, after a lifetime of art, has exhibited all over the world including Europe, South-East Asia, Canada, the USA, the UK and Hong Kong, and has galleries in Chicago, Montreal, Vancouver and Bergamo, Italy, with plans to expand this year.

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Being and Becoming

Please join us for the Opening of  “Being and Becoming”

An exhibition of provocative figures by RFM McInnis and Blake Ward

Opening: Thursday 18 September from 7 – 9pm.                        

Exhibition: 19 September – 18 October 2014  

The Front Gallery,
12312 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.

Phone: +1 780-488-2952  Email: info@thefrontgallery.com

Web:www.thefrontgallery.com

The artist will be in attendance.

Depth of Perception

Please join us for the Opening of “Depth of Perception”

A Solo exhibition of provocative figures by Blake Ward

Opening: Thursday 27 August from 6 – 9 pm.
Exhibition: 27 August – 19 September  2015  

Articsók Gallery,
1697 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto ON, Canada

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday from 12 to 6 pm.

Phone: +1 416 651 5020  Email: info@articsokgallery.com

Web: www.articsokgallery.com

The artist will be in attendance.

Point Art Monaco

The fifth edition of Point Art Monaco is on now until the 26 July 2015 at the Grimaldi Forum.

Participating in this show are sixteen internationally renowned galleries whose expertise and experience make the event one that is not to be missed.

This year, five major brands of fine jewellery are joining these great names of the art market, united by the event Jewels of the World.

The fair becomes Point Art Monaco & Jewels of the World and it is with this new identity that it takes its place even more fully in the dynamic cultural scene that is particular to the Principality in the year 2015.

The Ushabti Angels

There are nine works on display in our Monaco gallery, Maison d’Art‘s stand, and would like to thank ‘de tout coeur’  Marietta Vinci-Corsini for believing in our work.  We are thrilled to be there amongst the world’s leading art dealers and invite you all to come to see an amazing art fair.

Also, we’d like to thank all of our friends for coming out in full force to support us on opening night.  It was great seeing you and sharing a moment together.

Thank you all!

Blake & Boky

Just Beneath the Surface

Please join us for the Opening of “Just Beneath the Surface”

A Solo exhibition of provocative figures by Blake Ward

Opening: Thursday 9 October from 6 – 9 pm.

Exhibition: 9 October – 8 November 2014  

Articsók Gallery,
1697 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto ON, Canada

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday from 12 to 6 pm.

Phone: +1 416 651 5020  Email: info@articsokgallery.com

Web: www.articsokgallery.com

The artist will be in attendance.

Forum des Artistes

Please join us for the Opening of a Group Exhibition: Forum des Artistes

Opening    Wednesday June 4th from 6 pm

Vernissage    mercredi 4 juin 2014 à 18:00

Presented by the AFFAIRES CULTURELLES DE MONACO

Exhibition  June 5th -15th 2014      Hours 2 pm – 6 pm Daily

Exposition  5 – 15 Juin 2014  14:00 – 19:00

Auditorium Rainier III –  Monaco

 

Ubuntu / I am because of you

Carrying forward Nelson Mandela’s vision

Opening    “Ubuntu / I am because of you”

Please join us for the Opening of a Group Exhibition:
Thursday 1 May  2014  from 6-9pm

Articsók Gallery
1697 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6N 1J2

Exhibition1 1 May – June 14, 2014
Gallery Hours Wednesday-Saturday 12 pm – 6 pm

Phone: +1 416 651 5020
Web: www.articsokgallery.com
Email:  info@articsokgallery.com

 

Ubuntu – Nelson Mandela’s vision of connection, community and mutual caring for all constituted his legacy. “Mandela said often that the gift of prison was the ability to go within and to think, to create within himself the things he most wanted for South Africa: peace, reconciliation, harmony. through this act of intense open-heartedness, he was to become the embodiment of what is South Africa we call “Ubuntu / I am because of you.” – Boyd Varty

UBUNTU (Nguni Bantu term meaning: “human-ness”)

This group exhibition was initiated and conceived as a way of honoring and carrying forward the vision of one of the world’s most famous human rights campaigners and political prisoners as well as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. Nelson Mandela’s vision of connection, community and mutual caring for all constituted his legacy.

His passionate and unrelenting striving for a better world in which social justice, gender plus racial equality and all human rights are respected and given the highest priority, survive in many souls to this day!

“Mandela said often that the gift of prison was the ability to go within and to think, to create within himself the things he most wanted for South Africa: peace, reconciliation, harmony. Through this act of intense open-heartedness, he was to become the embodiment of what in South Africa we call ‘Ubuntu / I am because of you’….”

Ubuntu is a beautiful and old concept. According to Wikipedia, at its most basic, Ubuntu can be translated as “human kindness,” but its meaning is much bigger in scope since it embodies the ideas of connection, community, and (emphatically) caring for everyone.

Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee once defined using slightly different words than Varty: “I am what I am because of who we all are.”1

“Mandela made it clear that we did not have to accept the world as it is – that we could do our part to seek the world as it should be.” 2

He was extremely patient and persevering in his efforts to rid South Africa from its vicious apartheid regime.

His dedication and ideals were clearly articulated: “Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose because I will not part with it at any price or under pressure.

To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others”3

This is a diverse collection of works originating from many cultural backgrounds.

Our hope is that it will act as a catalyst for asking fundamental questions about humanity, freedom and the role of the artist in bringing about visible, positive and peaceful social change.

Potentially, what role can artists assert in a climate of indifference, silence and prejudice?

Our gallery’s vision was and continues to be to tackle and address internationally, the many faces of intolerance in our world, regardless of location! “Art is not entertainment, at its best it’s a revolution”4

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for them-selves – President Abraham Lincoln expressed this over 130 years ago!

Sadly, if one looks today at the treatment of the Roma in Eastern Europe, France, Italy, Spain and the Czech Republic, the recruitment and involvement of child-soldiers for armed conflicts in Africa or the aboriginal children’s fate in New Zealand, we come to the realization that we all are faced with a continuing, substantial and extremely challenging assignment!

The provocatively timely aspect of these works reverberate of eclecticism. Their collective strength speaks of triggering our conscience sufficiently and deeply enough to act decisively while remembering the 27 years of incarcerated struggle of the man often addressed as ‘Madiba’.

Audemus jura nostra defendere (We dare to defend our rights)…
1.    Boyd Varty: Talk/Ted.com: ‘What I learned from Nelson Mandela’
2.    Nelson Mandela, Conversations with Myself, Doubleday Canada, Toronto, Ontario, 2010, Foreword p.xi
3.    Nelson Mandela, 1918-­‐2013; ‘A rare vision of magnanimity’ Boston Globe, Dec 6, 2013
4.    PEN Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture/Cooper Union’s Great Hall (in, Manhattan), May 6, 2012  – Salman Rushdie

A Collective Human Experience

Opening    “A Collective Human Experience”

Please join us for the Opening of a Group Exhibition:
Saturday 5th April 2014  from 2pm until 4 pm

The Front Gallery,
12312 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The artist may be in attendance
Exhibition: 5 April –  21 April, 2014
Hours Tuesday – Saturday 10:0 – 17:00

Tél. +1 780-488-2952 – info@thefrontgallery.com

“Arte è felicità” San Donato Milanese

Opening    “Arte è felicità” “L’art, c’est le bonheur”

Please join us for the Opening of a Group Exhibition:
Saturday 22nd February 2014  from 6pm

The Contemporary Art Gallery “V. Guidi”  Cascina Roma,
Piazza delle Arti, San Donato Milanese, Italy

The artist will be in attendance
Exhibition: 23 February – March 16, 2014
Hours Monday – Saturday 9:30 – 12:30 / 14:30 – 18:30 – Sunday 10:30 – 12:30 / 16:30 – 19:00

Tél. +377 97 70 26 72 – comiteaiapunesco@libello.com

 

Vernissage sabato 22 febbraio alle 18h
Exhibition: 23 febbraio – 16 marzo, 2014

Galleria d’Arte “V. Guidi” Cascina Roma, Piazza delle Arti,  San Donato Milanese, Italia

da lunedì a sabato 9.30-12.30/14.30-18.30 – domenica 10.30-12.30/16.30-19
Tel. 0252772409 – cultura@comune.sandonatomilanese.mi.it
Tél. +377 97 70 26 72 – comiteaiapunesco@libello.com

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