Monday, July 25, 2016

Art Reception: Filiatrault, Purchase, van Mossel-Forrester

Join us for the opening reception of an exhibition featuring the inspirational work of: Anne Filiatrault, Michelle Purchase, and Julian Van Mossel-Forrester.

Refreshments provided, free admission, all welcome.

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - from 5 pm to 9 pm 
location: The Accelerator Centre, 295 Hagey Blvd. S, Waterloo, Ontario

The show runs from May untill the end of August.

A little bit about the artists:

Anne Filiatrault is a Canadian artist who recreates ‘snapshots’ of the brilliance of the Ontario landscape. Whether on family travel to northern Ontario during the summer, the Escarpment within the winter months or during walks to her children’s neighbourhood school, Anne is continuously inspired by hidden gems of nature that surround her everyday.

Michelle Purchase's work depicts scenes where nature and culture co-exist, imaginary worlds that are half-constructed and half-wild. She takes inspiration from hideouts on the beach, abandoned tree forts, animal nests, and old ramshackle shacks. Purchase's work includes a mix of etchings, monoprints, and lithographs, created using various different techniques on Japanese washi. She finds printmaking to be an effective medium to capture the atmosphere of these spaces. She hopes the work inspires the viewer to build, to explore, or to imagine, something wonderful.

Julian van Mossel-Forrester works primarily with acrylic on canvas. His recent work focuses on themes close to his heart and to life in the community. This work has ultimately been about connecting with people and celebration. Julian’s application of paint is spontaneous and playful, fragmenting the surface of the canvas, always in response to close observation of the subject. Through observation and response, he reworks the image, layer after layer, with an adventurous use of colour.