Thursday, November 12, 2015

Thelma Rosner - Paintings and Prints 2016

New Exhibition Opens: Friday, November 13th, 2015
Show Runs Until: Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Artist's Reception: Friday, November 13th, 2015, 7:00 pm
Come check out the show and meet the artist in person!

Cross Stitch No. 1, Thelma Rosner

From Joe Belanger at the London Free Press:
The centrepiece of the exhibition is a series of eight “powerful and beautiful” paintings, each 2.4 metres by 1.8 m in size, under the title Cross Stitch.

“These paintings originated out of Thelma’s concern about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” said gallery co-owner Andrew Smyth.

“The early paintings show influences of Afghani war rugs and Palestinian cross stitch embroidery. The images become more abstracted by the later paintings suggesting turbulence and uncertainty.”

There also are prints from the series titled, Dictionary, “which reflects the ideas of similarity and contrast between the cultures of Israel and Palestine.”

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Jeremy Price - Recent Works

New Exhibition Opens: Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
Show Runs Until: Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Artist's Reception: Saturday, September 19th, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Come check out the show and meet the artist in person!

St. Andre Bike, Jeremy Price, 2015
From James Reaney of the London Free Press, Monday, September 14th.

A Beal Art grad and former Londoner has a hometown exhibition at the gallery which showcased his work two years ago.

C. Jeremy Price’s exhibition at Strand Fine Art Services this fall continues into October. There is a reception Saturday.

The graduate of the acclaimed Bealart program went to the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Film School before settling in 2008 in Montreal.

“We continue to follow (Price) around cycling, walking in the city and in the woods of northeastern Quebec, and sitting in cafes and passing them by,” says the Strand’s co-owner Andrew Smyth of the exhibition’s works.

He “paints in oil on canvas using a palette knife and the works hover somewhere between photographic and Impressionist with a focus on light and shadow. The paintings are quite ­remarkable,” Smyth said.

Partly Melted From the Prior Day's Sun, Jeremy Price, 2015
For more of Jeremy's work, see his website here.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Vicki Easton-McClung: fair & square

New Exhibition Opens: Saturday, June 20th, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Show Runs Until: July 18th

Vicki Easton-McClung, "Tulips", mixed media on board 
From Joe Belanger of the London Free Press, Friday, June 19th edition:

"A new exhibition featuring works by a Port Dover-area artist is on at a London Gallery. Strand Fine Art Services is hosting Fair and Square, by Vicki Easton-McClung.

“Her work is heavily defined and influenced by the land around her and its bounty,” said co-owner Andrew Smyth.

“Her abstract paintings are alive with movement and colour which I find compelling and exciting. It is as if there is a fundamental joy in the making of art for Vicki and that really is apparent in the paintings.”

Easton-McClung studied environmental art at Fanshawe College and lives on a farm near Port Dover."

Vicki Easton-McClung, "Discovery", mixed media on board

Monday, May 25, 2015

New Exhibitions by Linda Fried and Marion Drysdale

Opening Reception: Saturday May 23rd, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Show runs From: May 23rd - June 13, 2015

Linda Fried - Narratives

Linda Fried, "Lost and Found #4", acrylic and oil on canvas, 2014
Marion Drysdale - Landscape

Marion Drysdale,"Water Lines X", watercolour, 2013

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Show and Sale 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, 5:00 PM, November 5th
Show Runs Until: Wednesday, December 24th

Boucherie Lawrence by Jeremy Price
The Christmas Show and Sale features a variety of work and talent from artists in the Southwestern Ontario region.

Works included are: cityscapes in oil by Jeremy Price, new abstract mixed media works by Vicki Easton McClung, glass sculptures by George Whitney, oil landscapes by Sue Johns and Marion Drysdale, tree sculptures by Bill Stelpstra, music boxes by Leslie Putnam, clay wheeled toys by Geri Binks and an assortment of other works by Jeff Wilmore, Iain Turner, Maya Foltyn, Laney Richmond and others.

Full List of Participating Artists:
  • Kevin Bice
  • Geri Binks
  • David Bobier
  • Marion Drysdale
  • Vicki Easton McClung
  • Eva Ennist
  • Maya Foltyn
  • Mishi Foltyn
  • Sharron Forrest
  • Linda Fried 
  • Pat Gibson
  • Susan Johns
  • Patrick Mahon
  • Michael Moore
  • Lynne Munro
  • Kyle Nielsen
  • Leslie Putnam 
  • Jeremy Price
  • Laurie Seaman
  • Rosemary Sloot
  • Bill Stelpstra
  • Iain Turner 
  • Jeff Wilmore
  • Fran Whitney
  • George Whitney 

Friday, November 21, 2014

London Selection Exhibit

Opening Reception: November 14, 2014- 7:00 PM -10:00 PM
Exhibition runs to: November 28, 2014

London Selection exhibit. Shown here are work by Greg Curnoe and Kim Moodie.
Includes New Work by:
Greg Curnoe, Jamelie Hassan, Ron Benner, Wyn Geleynse, David Merritt, Jennie White,  Brian Lambert, Kim Moodie, Jean Hay, Sylvia Clark, Ssuan Schuppli, Napachie Pootoogook, Pudlo, Clark McDougall, Stephen Andrews, Betty Goodwin and John Scott.

Jamelie Hassan, "Wall With Door", 1977, acrylic on panel, 12' x 8'
Greg Curnoe, "Eyes nose, mustache, chin, tie, 1981", collage on wood with plexi

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Geri Binks - The Artist at Play

Opening Reception: Saturday May 3rd, 2014, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Show Runs Until: May 31st, 2014

Some consider Geri Binks a Renaissance artist. She considers herself as a tactile person with a facility for creating art by seeing old objects in a new way. The materiality is important – whether it’s the plastic quality of clay, the drape of fabric, or the folds in paper – all is explored. Certainly this exhibition is a no holds barred collection. Usually showing her installation works for specific sites, this breakthrough show is the result of letting Bill Stelpstra and Andrew Smyth (the owners of Strand Fine Art) select the work from her studio.

From paper to clay, to fibre, to found-object sculpture, The Artist at Play is an eclectic overview of thirty years of work. Much of the collection is exhibited for the first time. It’s a colourful, joyful exploration of a creative life.

"This work explores the idea of play. It is not work I have readily shown over the years, thinking it too frivolous, but perhaps I was wrong. Maybe, just maybe, it represents what's best in me."
- Geri