Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

"Relationship" by Elizabeth Dyer

Elizabeth Dyer’s latest body of work, Relationship, plays with illusion and reality using wallpapers and colours that make you want to linger in the rooms awhile. By carefully editing actual rooms that she has photographed in Europe, she conveys the true sense of the space.

Her training as a decorative painter has influenced the use of materials and, in combination with her various layering techniques, plays with the ambiguity between fine art and decorating. Each room within the painting overlaps one another creating an illusion as opposed to a defined space.

Elizabeth’s work has been primarily figuratively based but in this exhibition she explores the background as the primary subject. Light and shadow dramatize the room’s contours and the absence of a figure makes it quiet. There is a personal edge to the rooms she paints which allows the viewer to create her/his own relationship with the painting. The new collection illustrates a serene yet playful sense of timelessness.

Come and enjoy...

Show opens July 23rd from 6:30 to 10:30pm

Show runs until August 5th.

Pre-viewing dinner for Adam Hilborn's Homeward Bound show

Selected guest were invited to enjoy an evening dinner in the Barbershop Gallery the night before the official opening of Adam Hilborn's 'Homeward Bound' art show. Food was provided by the Les Louises chefs from Royal Canada Ballet. Guest got to dine with the artist, getting to know him and understand his approach to art and this specific series.

Stay tuned for our next Dinner with the Artist and guest Chef.

Menu was:
Hors D'oeuvres
Moroccan lamb popsicles with eggplant basil sauce
Mini crab cakes with wild mushrooms and caramelized onion triangles

Chilled tomato consommé
Arugula with red and golden terrines and hazelnut praline
Seared Halibut with a fresh tomato, pancetta and enoki mushroom ragout, spring onion mash and zucchini ribbons

Bruléed peach and vanilla bean mini pavlovas

"HOMEWARD BOUND" work by: Adam Hilborn

Adam Hilborn open's his first solo show titled "HOMEWARD BOUND". The collection of work includes all the pieces exploring a figurative and symbolic direction.

The show runs until Wednesday July 22nd. Closing show Tuesday July 21st from 5:00 pm on.

Come and enjoy!