Leslie Putnam - Big City Dwellers

Opening Reception: Friday, November 1st, 2013, 6:30 PM
Show Runs From: November 1 - 30


From the London Free Press:
Strand Fine Art Services is hosting the show, titled Big City Dwellers, of Putnam’s sculptures that opens Friday.

“This is a dramatic exhibition of small powerful sculptures incorporating music and light and it will excite all your senses,” said co-owner Andrew Smyth."

“The premise was that most of us now live in urban environments, and in a big city it becomes very easy to think we are not like any other life form,” Putnam wrote.

“This seemed to fit what I was doing these past years in the studio, trying to bridge this gap between what I knew as the truth of our natural world and the way we have come to experience it through our own constructed realities.”

>> Leslie Putnam website

Vicki Easton-McClung - A Coloured Balance & Tie One On

Opening Reception: Friday, October 4th, 2013, 7 - 10 PM
Show Runs Until: October 26th, 2013

A Coloured Balance
A new series of mixed media abstract paintings on board.

A new series of paintings
playing with the balance
of colour and gesture
spoken in a soft voice,

Sweet Pea - Vicki Easton-McClung
Plus
Tie One On
Refurbished Ties of All Sorts

A collection of
refurbished neck ties
with hand sewn embellishments
to adorn both men and women.

Refurbished Ties - Vicki Eastman McClung
The show got a great write-up at the Forest City Fashionista blog. Check it out here, it has plenty of photos too.

From the London Free Press:

"A Brantford-born artist is featured in a new exhibition at a London gallery.
Vicki Easton McClung’s new series, A Colour Balance, as well as a collection of “artfully refurbished” old ties, Tie One On, open at Strand Fine Art Services Friday.

The exhibition is described as “a new series of paintings playing with the balance of colour and gesture spoken in a soft voice … a new series of mixed media abstract paintings on board.”
McClung studied commercial art at Mohawk College before going on to study environmental art at Fanshawe College.

Her first exhibition was at the London Regional Art Gallery in 1977 and her work has been shown extensively across Southwestern Ontario ever since. This is McClung’s second show at Strand."