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8th Annual Juried Show
September 19 to October 31, 2020
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Meet our Juror: KIM-LEE KHO
Kim-Lee Kho is a multidisciplinary Canadian artist and former graphic designer/art director. As a teacher, speaker, and consultant, she leads people on adventures in art. Kho is a member of The Red Head Gallery collective. Her first solo exhibition with the group, Heartspace, will debut at their gallery space in the 401 Richmond arts hub, in downtown Toronto, October 30–November 23, 2019.
Based in Brampton, Kho was a feature artist in both the 2016 and 2018 In Situ multi-arts festivals, developing large-scale installations in multiple media and live drawing performances for the event, held at an old factory building in Mississauga, ON. She has shown widely at public art galleries, including her solo exhibition Chains Unlinked, a multi-layered immersive installation exploring internal and external barriers through temporary mural drawing, video, textile, and sculpture for the XIT-RM space at the Art Gallery of Mississauga.
Kho has participated nationally in exhibitions, residencies, and mentorships including at Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art (RICA) in Guelph ON, You Me Gallery in Hamilton ON, the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga ON, Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam BC, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby BC, and as part of a two-year travelling exhibition for the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie in Alberta.
In addition to her creative practice, Kho is a popular and knowledgeable arts instructor. She teaches in various programs at Fleming College’s Haliburton School of Art + Design, Neilson Park Creative Centre in Etobicoke, and periodically at Visual Arts Mississauga. She also teaches workshops, gives talks, live demonstrations and critiques, and juries exhibitions, at the invitation of numerous community art groups in Ontario.
MICHAEL HEPBURN AWARD
“Looking for Nemo” by Geoff Clarke received the Michael Hepburn Award!
Thank You to Michael for sponsoring this award!
MICHAEL HEPBURN AWARD - Read the Juror comments
Instantly engaging, with a tightly realized, knowledgeable use of colour and composition, Geoff Clark‘s Looking for Nemo is both a delightful and disaplined painting. He bring you right into the moment, you can almost hear the girls giggling and exclaiming. ss the fish moving, the heads bobbing.
The strong yellows and blacks instantly give the painting a strong personality. The pinks and blues pull the overall colour scheme into primary colours (some more modified, some less so) which is perfect for the primary school children as subjects. The complementary touches (yellow-violet parings) provide additional emphasis, energy and dimension to the colour scheme.
While the compositional structure is very strong and simple, it is made more interesting by the deviations and variations, such as the child on the far left facting right and set slightly apart from the three girls whose faces we do not see; the multi=coloured hat, the butterfly vs the strong black and (almost) white stripes, and so on. That’s the wonderful things about strong, regular structures: they allow you to really enjoy antything that varies by sensitizing you to them.
This charming, engaging and accomplished painting is awarded the MICHAEL HEPBURN award.
JUROR'S PRIZE AWARD
” Of Dangerous And Noble Things” by Ciara Ward received KIM-LEE KHO, JUROR’S PRIZE Award
JUROR'S PRIZE AWARD - read the juror comments
In Ciara Ward‘s Of Dangerous and Noble Things, we’re in a foggy forest, possibly having lost our way, and have come across these masked, mystical twins, maybe even interrupted them in the midst of some ritual.
This elegant photograph draws us into a narrative strongly hinted at by a limited number of mood-evoking and suggestive elements: fog, forest, masked women, candle, and long dresses. Masks protect (especially these days!) and disguise, invoke and embody spirits in rituals – the viewer invents the narrative themeselves, based on the cues in the image and the viewer’s own experience and archetypal memory.
Ward has created a wonderful sense of atmosphere and more symbolic than specific sense of place, directing sharp focus on the masked women, vivid texture in the masks and strongest colour in the muted shock of red hair, composed very different lighting effects to build atmosphere and animate the characters. The strong contrasts of skin and dresses emphasize the focal point of a formal and effective composition.
Magical vision skillfully and beautifully realized.
MAYOR'S CHOICE AWARD
“Signs of Life” by Bev Funnell received Mayor Mandy Martin MAYOR’S AWARD
MAYOR'S CHOICE AWARD - read the award comments
Bev Funnell’s “Signs of Life” is a delicate, masterful combination of prints on rice paper superimposed with intricate threads stitched into the surface, it captures the complexity of the emotional and physical attributes of life. Fascinating!
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