Arts Commons Presents Visual Arts and Media Arts:
Fascination: Obsession, In the North, and Fire Drawings
Window Galleries (across from Max Bell Theatre in Arts Commons)
September 7 to November 27, 2015
Reception: Happenings #2 on Thursday, November 19, 6 - 9 pm, Upper Centre Court
Coming to the Window Galleries in Arts Commons are works that each deal in very different mediums to express their individual messages.
Diana Uh-Jin Cho presents Fascination: Obsession, a fiber and mixed media exhibit of work that focuses on an interplay of colour, pattern, and texture to effect emotional changes in viewer.
In the North, a collection of work by Albertan artist Jenny Bonar, explores her passion and nostalgia for growing up in the Rocky Mountains through painted portraits.
An artist who thrives on the surprising and unexpected, Cameron Roberts presents Fire Drawings, a series in which he cultivates the unpredictable power of fire to create evocative portraits.
“Wistful, graceful, soft dancing swirls, engulfing, choking and explosive, these are the marks I strive for. I enjoy the unexpected lines and forms created by the burn and the soot and I am always exploring new materials to burn looking for different variations of color and suffusion,” says Roberts about his work.
Window Galleries is located in Arts Commons across from the interior doors to the Max Bell Theatre. Come see these varied and intriguing works starting September 7th.
Diana Un-Jin Cho is a fibre and mixed media artist based in Calgary. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction in fibre from the Alberta College of Art + Design. Her art has since exhibited in solo and group exhibitions including Contemporary Calgary - C, Alberta Craft Council, Harcourt House Artist Run Centre and Espace Projet. Diana Un-Jin’s work is displayed in public and private collections throughout Alberta.
Jenny Bonar grew up in a small Albertan town in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. She is a graduate from the Alberta College of Art and Design and is currently living and working as an illustrator in Calgary, Alberta. Bonar has a great interest in forming narratives and stories about the natural world, and the people who are part of it. When she’s not in her studio Jenny enjoys petting bumble bees, bird watching and baking pies.
Cameron Roberts is a professional artist based in Calgary, born in Edmonton, Alberta. He graduated from the Alberta College of Art in 1980 with both Sculpture and Drawing majors. As a contemporary, ‘figurative’ artist, Cameron works in multiple mediums. His work is influenced by and is reminiscent of the Renaissance masters. His works have been referred to as “Renaissance Contemporary”. His works are held in private collections in Canada and the United States. Cameron has also instructed figure drawing for twelve years including teaching with Extended Studies at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary. He currently instructs figure drawing and portrait classes. Cameron is represented by the Ruberto Ostberg Gallery where his upcoming exhibition ‘HUMANITY’ will open on October 16, 2015.