M comme mosaïque 23 March – 4 December 2022 Villa Bagatelle Québec, Canada
I am so very pleased to be able to participate in this exhibition. This is a travelling continuation of the exhibition held in Paray le Monial, France in 2021.
This exhibition brings together the works of twelve Canadian mosaic artists of international calibre who offer contemporary works in a wide variety of styles and materials. Come and discover this unique, explosive and colorful form of expression and be amazed at the technical mastery of the exhibiting artists and their unique artistic paths and approaches. This exhibition was conceived and presented by the Maison de la Mosaïque contemporaine, in France.
Cette exposition réunit les œuvres de douze artistes mosaïstes canadiens de calibre international qui proposent des œuvres contemporaines aux styles et matériaux très variés. Venez découvrir cette forme d’expression unique, éclatée et colorée et étonnez-vous de la maîtrise au niveau technique des artistes exposants et de leurs parcours et démarches artistiques singulières. Cette exposition a été conçue et présentée par la Maison de la Mosaïque contemporaine, en France.
This International spectrum of artists hail from Europe, USA & Australia. This invitational exhibition features ten mosaic and ceramic artists who are members of the Ceramic and Mosaic Art 2 (CMA2) website. These ten artists were chosen as their work demonstrates a mastery of subtlety, variety of materials, techniques, subjects, and work that pushes the edge of what is possible in this medium. The exhibition shows a diverse representation of contemporary mosaic art and is curated with thoughtfulness and experience. This is a free event, please invite friends, family, collectors and others.
France Garrido has, again, curated an impressive mosaic exhibition for CMA2. The exhibition shows a diverse representation of contemporary mosaic art and is curated with thoughtfulness and experience
Exhibiting artists: Dominique Annarelli ~ France; Sandi Burt ~ USA; Rebecca Campbell ~ USA; Jennifer Kuhns ~ USA; Paul Perry ~ Australia; Marijke Ros-Vis ~ Netherlands; Jane Russell ~ USA; Sabine Schüle ~ Germany; Barb Uhlenbruch ~ Australia; and Wasentha Young ~ USA.
La Maison de la Mosaïque Contemporaine hosts some of the world’s most well known and important mosaic artists and international exhibitions annually.
No one was prepared for the first summer of covid-19. With travel at a standstill and a world trying to adapt , it was decided that the exhibition would be postponed until the summer of 2021.
Support and sponsorship for this exhibition has been provided by a number of organizations from both France and Canada.
For me personally, the following two organizations deserve special thanks.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, through it’s ArtsNL Professional Project Grants Program, has been instrumental in enabling me to participate in this event.
The City of St. John’s deserves recognition for the support that they provided as well. They were on board with the project from the very beginning.
This exhibition receives the support of the Canadian Cultural Center, the Regional Council of Burgundy, the Departmental Council of Saône-et-Loire, the community of commune of Grand Charolais and the city of Paray-le-Monial.
This piece will be one of the pieces which will be shown there this summer. All of my pieces are on the subject of ice and how it affects our lives.
Translates to ‘The Land of the Fish’. This was what Irish fishers called Newfoundland and Labrador. They came across to work seasonally in the cod fishery. Then they began to settle permanently, much to the chagrin of the ruling English.
They experienced plenty of these out fishing.
The iceberg is a 3-d piece with mirror. I find mirror very difficult to photograph. Time to learn something new about photography! The remainder of the piece is stained glass and smalti.
This doesn’t look very spring like but that’s the way it is here sometimes. This is the most easterly point in North America. The wave action had eroded many small bergy bits into round like objects and then pushed them up onto the shore. It made for a very interesting day.
Finback whales are the second larges species of whale on the planet. Only blue whales are larger. Finbacks have a very wide geographical distribution and are found in our waters off Newfoundland and Labrador.
In this piece I wanted to depict a rough sea, which offed quite a few challenges. The ice pieces were made with a platter that I found at a home decor shop. I knew that that would be difficult to cut up due to it’s undulating nature, but wanted to see if I could do something with it. Those pieces make the whole thing 3 dimensional, since they are much thicker than the stained glass or smalti.
I have been doing some experimenting with using both stained and clear glass on it’s edge. I think that it can create some nice water and ice effects. The plywood substrate has been underpainted with a very dilute blue colour so that the paint is absorbed into the wood rather than lying on top of it. This piece is 11 x 14 inches.
I wanted to challenge myself and use of inexpensive and unusual materials for this mosaic. The entire flower has been made from those decorative glass gems which I have cut in a number of different ways. The background is aquarium gravel. There is also a bit of stained glass there for the stems.