Upcoming Exhibition at Gallery 1313, March 18-29, 2015

Montague evite1_MatterofExpressionMar2015In “A Matter of Expression” cell-like organisms alternate between growth and decay and, light and shade. They guide the viewer through an exploration of nature, life energy, and rejuvenation. Using crochet, acrylic and oil sticks, Michelle explores interlocking gestural lines and the arrangement of shapes and colours. These elements serve as metaphors of our oneness with Nature.

Gallery 1313
1313 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 1-6pm
Reception: Wednesday, March 18, 7 pm

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Sanctum

Sanctum (January 2014 – March 2015) is an interpretation of patterns found in Nature. In this body of work, I use crochet, acrylic and oil sticks,  to create interlocking gestural lines and arrange shapes and colours. These elements serve as metaphors of our own indivisibility and oneness with Nature.

Sanctum at Gallery 1313

The exhibition of my latest series of works, titled “Sanctum” kicked off on Wednesday, April 16th in the Cell Gallery at Gallery 1313. Thursday night the gallery held a joint opening reception for fellow artists, Paul Brandjes, Milena Roglic and myself. The show is open until April 27th, so be sure to check it out. Below are some pics of my works (taken after installation) and the reception.

Gallery 1313
Hours and location
Wednesday – Sunday, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
1313 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Phone: 416-536-6778

 

New Works Added to Organics Series

New works have been added to the Organics Series in the Paintings section. Be sure to check it out!
Here’s a sneak peak of two of my newer paintings. Both are mixed media – Embroidery, acrylic and oil stick:

Untitled_July272013 Untitled_Aug22013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organics at Gallery 1313

Thanks to all those who attended the Organics exhibit at Gallery 1313. Opening night for the exhibition was shared with the Gallery 44 artists members of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

Here are some snapshots of the works installed before the opening.  Detailed images of the works from this exhibit will be posted soon.

 

Impressions of Kinetic Creation

 

The Song Never Ends

The Song Never Ends (January 2008 – March 2010) is a compilation of  atmospheric spaces, which I like to revisit every now and then.  This is where I like to play with washes of colour.   Nature is my muse and through my work, I communicate my love for her.  The arrangement of organic structures, heightened colours and artificial skies meld together, rejuvenating life for a new existence. Once transformed, these spaces become timeless monuments, and any historical reference they might have had is just a passing memory. The softness and subtleties of colours in contrast to the harshness of dark lines of various thicknesses are techniques inspired from my drawing practice.

 

Without Divide