previous exhibitions & events: 2014

"Peace Cranes" - Rob Gill BARFFF Ent.

"Peace Cranes" by Rob Gill

About this Project

The cranes have been arranged according to NETTT architecture. The NETTT is a spontaneously formed, open-ended, three dimensional empty field of imaginary pure potential. All physical constructions, such as this installation, point to the imaginary one, serving to augment or affect it in some way. Each crane is located approximately within equal distance from all the cranes immediately surrounding it. It is modelled after white noise: an infinitely extending field of patternless material with uniform intensity throughout. The key to this arrangement is that the placement is somewhat arbitrary – there is no rule that defines precisely where each bird should be, and it is through this channel that living presence may assert itself. The creative act has been limited to a single degree of variation – standard scientific process of limiting variables. The generation of this field encodes the author's and environment's consciousness. All activity-living presence-awareness within, around, and directed at the NETTT is absorbed by it – 'programming the NETTT'. An architecture of consciousness. A way of isolating and identifying in a precise way, spiritual-psychological-mental signature.

Additional Information

About the Artist

Hello, my name is Rob Gill. I have been working continuously on my art for about twenty years now, but have only within the last four or five years been showing. I like to describe what I do as science using art as the medium. The human psyche, state of being, cognition, consciousness, the 'signature of presence' is one of the main foci of my research. Much of what I have done is on my website, www.BARFFF.com. I have a BFA from Queen's University in Kingston with a specialization in painting, but have been working independently ever since, exploring such fields as mathematics, computer science, philosophy, psychology, and of course audio and visual art ­ esecially computer animation. I also have video, performance art, and installation work. BARFFF Enterprises ­ we don't just talk, we do, but just don't tell anybody else please.

Thank you to Gayle and the rest of Muskoka Place Gallery.

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"Over Time" by Sean William Dawson

July 24 – August 13
Reception Sunday, August 3, 2-4pm

"Over Time" by Sean William Dawson

About this project

Today's Society is a very fast paced world. We a constantly looking forward with very little time (or want) to look back. Over time we lose sight of the individuals that created the foundation that our society was built on.
As diverse as Canada is, one of the common threads that seem to tie our multi faceted country together is hockey. It is not only an important part of our modern society and international image, but is an even more integral part of our history as a growing nation.
"Over (Time)" is artistic look at some of the founding fathers of our game. Using the process of silkscreen (the process used to manufacture fan adorn supportive t-shirts) images of players (ie: Frank Nighbor, George Hainsworth and the infamous Toronto "Kid Line") are presented on materials such as vintage bed sheets and wallpaper.
The overall series is a look at important historical figures of our national pastime, presented on common household materials, because home and hockey is where are Canadian hearts are.

Artist statement

In my work I investigate and catalogue images, ideas and influences of mass media. I present them on materials salvaged from back ally's, renovated homes, garage sales and second hand stores.
Today's television, newspaper, and computers have become the window and common link for the individual to the outside world. . In today's society, we strive to find a common link or companionship through knowledge of mass media, name brand material items and our jobs that allow us to attain these artifacts of our time. We strive for individualism but lose it when dealing within our "global village'. The images that I paint/illustrate are appropriated from various pop culture areas (movies, TV, instructional manuals, school text ), exploring one's relation to these characters as a reflection of self identification and public presentation.
The materials I utilize are items recovered from second hand stores, garage sales or the garbage with images painted/ illustrated upon the surface. In utilizing these materials I am exploring and presenting the issue's (and the world that people see)of this time on items from the homes in which they view it from.
As a whole, I am presenting the thoughts, feelings and mind set of modern society on objects from that same society, attempting to record the time that I am within.

Sean-William Dawson

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35° x 45°

An exhibition of paintings inspired by the wondrous landscapes of the 35th parallel in Arizona and New Mexico by
THE 45th PARALLEL PAINTERS OF MUSKOKA
Krysia Bower, Anne Clement, Margaret Richards, Marie St. Germain & Susan Ware

July 3 – July 24, Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm

35° x 45°

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Year of the Horse

Year of the Horse

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Ingrid Seyffer Art Show

until March 1st, 2014

Ingrid Seyffer Art Show

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