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URBAN GALLERY presents
our October 2017 Solo Exhibition

PASSAGES

Paintings by Chris Marin

Exhibition dates October 5-28 2017

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday October 5 from 5 PM to 8 PM
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PASSAGES -Chris Marin

PASSAGES
Acrylic on Canvas by Chris Marin

Artist's Statement

One brush stroke leads to the next. When I begin a non-objective painting, I do not know where I will go. It’s a liberating, intuitive way to paint and to live. In “Passages” I invite the viewer to take his or her own steps through the paintings.

Artist's Biography

Chris Marin became intrigued by art after learning intuitive watercolour painting from Dorothy Clarke McClure in 1993. Over time, Chris expanded her interests to include collage, printmaking, acrylic painting, and applying transparent underglazes to her pottery.

One of her paintings is on the cover of “What About My Kids?” a book written to help families coping with breast cancer. Chris’s painting “Home Again” is the image in the Port Medway Lighthouse calendar for February 2018, and “My Favourite Things” was used for the IWK children’s hospital fundraising raffle this year. She contributes regularly to the IWK and Elderdog shows, and her paintings can be seen at the Riverbank, Mill Village, and Port Grocer, Port Medway, Nova Scotia. They also hang in law offices and private collections.

Chris’s story, The Edge of Risk is included in the book, Outside of Ordinary: Women’s Travel Stories. And her Nova Scotia treetops studio was featured in the Spring 2009 issue of Studio Magazine. The majority of Chris’s paintings arise from the subconscious, whether she is pouring watercolours or sitting at her easel applying paint, simply responding to what she has just done with no end result in mind.



    

URBAN GALLERY presents
our November 2017 Solo Exhibition

LAND ON FIRE

Paintings by Mary Lynne Atkinson

Exhibition dates November 2-25, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday November 4 from 2 PM to 5 PM
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PASSAGES -Chris Marin

NIGHT SKY
Acrylic on panel by Mary Lynne Atkinson

Artist's Statement

Land on Fire is inspired by waves as patterns in time and space. Formations that look like ocean waves in their immensity, silence and immutability draw me in. My paintings are rooted in the ‘tangible' of the physical world. They are also inspired by questions surrounding our human relationship to Earth. My challenge as an artist is to draw the connections between both the tangible and the intangible.

By moving into a landscape through colour and gesture, painting becomes a meditation on space expanding and time evolving. The vast, silent, unforgiving spaces challenge me to express my ideas and emotions of timelessness. Each painting has its own silence.

Painting is about rendering the invisible.”     
Elizabeth Grosz             

Artist’s Biography

Mary Lynne Atkinson is a mid-career visual artist living in Midhurst, Ontario. Atkinson holds a B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University and a graduate diploma in Studio Process Advancement from the Haliburton School of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited widely in Europe, notably in the Carousel du Louvre, Paris, 2012 and 2013. She was awarded a Bronze Medal, Paris, June 2014, by the Societé des Arts, Lettres, Sciences. Her paintings have been exhibited in numerous curated shows including the Miami Art Basel and S Space Gallery, New York, NY.  Atkinson continues to exhibit extensively in Ontario, and her paintings are collected nationally and internationally.



    

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