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HAPPY NEW YEAR'S 2015!!

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Wishing y'all a safe and happy New Year's and a special, wondrous and exciting 2015!

Many blessings and good wishes,

Brenda xoxo
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(photo from Nuit Blanche this year)

auricfields

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auricfields, 2012-14, ©Brenda Clews, 16" x 20", graphite, permanent inks on stretch canvas.

This began as a pencil sketch of a young man posing at a life-painting session at the Toronto School of Art, at the old location in March 2012. Early 2014 I dripped, splashed and brushed inks over the canvas and gave his defining shadow a bit of darkening colour. In the last few weeks I have added more layers with a dip pen and words, Spring words, fertile words, words of resilience, opulences that rise and burst with joy. He is visionary man embedded in an ecology where vegetative Nature and human Nature share an imagination that can be actualized in a coherence, a stability.

And the auras.... biofields ecofields of energy. Photons dance.
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An Artistic Dialogue on Inner Cultural Borders: Paintings by Erik Chong at Urban Gallery

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An Artistic Dialogue on Inner Cultural Borders: Paintings by Erik Chong at Urban Gallery

by Brenda Clews
December 8, 2014

Erik Chong, in his show at Urban Gallery, 'Shifting Borders: Seen and Unseen,' uses Chinese calligraphy techniques on rice paper to create minimalist modern urban paintings. Many are imbued
with geometries of the city that remind one of rhythms of a Mondrian filtered through a colour field sensibility that has the presence of an Olitski. They also echo Chinese tradition in their colours and simplified geometric landscapes. ‘Sunset On The Roof (Cityscape Series)’ shows both of these elements along with Chong’s signature brushstroke, a grid painted painstakingly by hand with a bamboo brush and Sumi ink. While his paintings have a stark purity, the blacks and vermillions and golds are sumptuous and rich, and the grids that form many of the paintings are nuanced, like threads interweaving in a loose burlap material through which light shines and in which we fin…

'Étude: Red Sun/Babel,' ink painting in Yellow House Gallery Group Show

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Étude: Red Sun/Babel. Brenda Clews, 2014. 16" x 20", permanent inks (Derwent IntTense blocks and pencils, Noodler's, Daler Rowney, Kooh-​I​-Noor, Diamine, Sailor, Sennelier) on canvas.
Babel​myth. ​H​ow languages became. ​ P​illar unitary speaking fragment letters.  Random script​s​​ falling​.  She, mute, meditat​e​, silen​t​.
Poem written on back of painting. Many of the paintings are around $300., very reasonably priced, including this one,


Please join us in celebrating the opening of our December Art Salon and Sale!
In this exhibition we feature over 20 artists with over 40 pieces being displayed. We have sourced local, regional, and international talent to mount a widely diverse show!
I'd like to invite you to our opening reception on Friday December 5th. See details below.
This exhibition runs until December 20th
See you at the gallery!
Christina Director

December Art Salon and Holiday Sale  runs from December 5th until the 20th, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION
Friday Decembe…