Exhibition Dates: April 26, 2016 - May 21, 2016
Reception: Thursday, April 28, 6 - 8 pm
The Painting Center presents Exhibit EH!, an exhibition by Toronto’s 5 Star Collective, a group of talented Canucks who celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding Canadian Artists. The Collective’s Exhibit Eh! will present a slice of Canadian culture and aesthetic as well as a glimpse into the political and social issues being faced north of the border. Dedicated to promoting individuals at all career levels, the 5 Star Collective provides opportunities for its members to present their work to a global audience through the participation and involvement in international Art Opportunities. The collective is made up of four accomplished artists who live and work in Toronto, Canada's largest urban and cultural center. These four visionaries offer their unique take on life above the 49th parallel. And yes, they all play hockey. Participating artists include David Brown, Christopher Knights, Laurie Skantzos, Raw’n’ Wild.
David Brown's abstract encaustic paintings explore a lyrical and constructivist approach, contrasting delicate line-work and hard-edge geometric forms. David's work is inspired by urban culture and chaos with a hint of childish whimsy peaking through the layers. Christopher Knights’ vision is to create images through the magic and mystery of painting that amalgamate the sculptural beauty of man made objects and biomorphic forms, and merge them with the essence, love and magnificence of nature. Laurie Skantzos uses intuitive mark making and focused, almost meditative penetration, to search for a resolution that is often facilitated through color. She explores the relationship between masculine and feminine, while bridging the edges of balance and harmony with a directed boldness. Raw'n' Wild works on the vanguard of 21st century art-making using digital tools. His digital paintings are a montage of up to 100 layers of contemporary imagery and information.
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