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Each Piece Makes the Whole


It's A Dog's Life



Feet Planted, Head Turning in Too Many Directions


Every Which Way


Opening Windows


A Change of Palette and Presence


To be visited at the very top of the ascending gallery

Trying to Navigate a Puddle


The Many Moods of Friday


Shaping Light and Space


Liberating Whale

 

 

 

 

 

Today we took 'whale' off of its stretcher.

 

The stretcher resembles some kind of strange skeleton.

 

Seeing it leaning against the wall it became potential

 

for something other, a new form to inhabit.

 


The Memory of a Journey


"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"

 Lyrics from Leonard Cohen, Anthem


Sometimes what has been created ends in destruction



Looks Like Good Conversation


A Story in Three Parts...Half Full and Half Empty


A Visit to the Farm


Riverdale Farm in the heart of the city.

Building a Tree House



Stopping to Watch the Clouds Go By


Finding a Way to be Together After a Long Absence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vivian Felsen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vivian Felsen

 

 

 

 

 

Sae Kimura

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

deborah harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eron Boyd

 


Swinging Gently Under the Tree Tops


Trying to stay cool


A Sudden Downpour



Not Quite Harmonious


Visited by a Living Puppet


Heat Rising


                                                                                                         Trying to find a bit of shade

Collaging Together on Our First Day Back


The Magic of Mirrors


                                                                     Looking at what's behind me in the collage gallery.

Simple fun is the best

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

water

floating balls

feet


A struggle to get through to open sky


 

 

No sky

but a path

and a place to sit


Collage in the Time of Corona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During these past three months Eron Boyd has been

unusually prolific creating collages. It is this work

that we have chosen to be the reopening exhibit in the

Collage Gallery. It will be available to view as of this

Tuesday June 30.

 


Good News


Today we had our first meeting with everyone at the gallery to discuss when we will reopen.

It was decided that next Tuesday June 30 we will be our first day back.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you sometime soon.

If any of you would like to come at a time when you could be assured of having the space to yourself

we would be happy to be here at 11am for you.

Eric at his Studio Up North


From His Studio Up North


Painted sketches by Eric McConnachie

 New work in the Up North Gallery


Creating the Subject for a Painting


In the corner of the Genesis Gallery

Three Dimensional Collage


In the presence of green


Today we moved the plants from the east genesis gallery to the upstairs library.

In this different space each plant became revealed again

unique and exquisitely beautiful 

their energy surprising and overwhelming

quiet and contained.

They know how to be what they are.

 

Clarity


Cleaning Day


Today the sky was high, the wind was strong, the air was fresh.

 

It may not be possible to bring order to the world but we can clean and order our own environment.

 

The act of cleaning is physical it pulls us into our body and quiets the mind.

 

At the end of the day there is real satisfaction. This was today.

Heat Inside and Out


Trying to Keep the Appearance of Calm


Hard to Comprehend


puddles and clothespins

scissors and cups

holding together

cutting apart

as different as coffee and tea

reflecting choice

Stop and Go


Challenged to be an Individual

 Collages by Eron Boyd


Who Is Being Hurt?


 A question to ponder

A Bit Scary to See Through Today's Lens



Wet


The Day After The Day Before (we missed the day between)


Just Landed in Tropical Heat Wave


Sunny Skies, Underwrap and Stacked

Still, no way in.


The Rhinos Are Out!


A Little Bit Out A Little Bit In


Things are Looking Up


Greening

Collages by Eron Boyd


A Sense of Space


Social Distancing



                                                                                                                                 West meets East

                                                                                                                       The dog park at Allan Gardens

A Meeting of the Guardians


                                             from above and below


"Hello Neighbour"


Having Nothing to Say


Being Cawled to Look


Facing one way or the other

                 Looking From Both Sides


Not Quite There


 

This extraordinary painting by Luke Gilliam is framed under glass

  and reflects the the room it occupies.

The added layer seems to amplify the feeling of today... observing from the outside

'not quite there'

In Through the Back Door


Today we sat on a bench in small alley which surprisingly faces exactly onto the back wall of the gallery.

This back wall has many windows. In one of them we had the idea to put a painting facing out

so that those people living in the surrounding condos or, as we did, decide to sit on a bench to have their coffee,

can discover and perhaps even be inspired to visit us.

Today was a good wind...


A Small Window on the World


The Moment Lives On

And what is the moment?

 

It is a unity, a circle of beings,

 

 content in that moment.


Fabricland


A Meeting in Shadowland


Inside/Out


Not reflected

We see our selves most clearly, most truly, in the eyes of those we communicate with.

We reflect each other.


Looking at the world upside down


Looking for Direction


Waking Up


                                                                               

Sorry we were late.

Moved by Wind


This is a gift of spacious

 

 

  Castillon writes:-

« Listening to Hania's music over and over, I began to dream of a single sequence shot that would follow her music floating in the wind of an unreal Icelandic landscape. I asked each dancer to give a personal interpretation of Hania's song. We were very lucky to succeed in this insane artistic performance despite the great cold (minus 7 celsius), it was such a moment of truth. Shot in Iceland on February 23, 2020. »

Directed by Neels Castillon
Music by Hania Rani
Dancers — Mellina Boubetra, Janina Sarantšina, Fanny Sage

 

Connecting from a distance


Sidewalk Art


Stretched into the Blue


"Caught in a web of contending forces..."


                                  
                                    
                         "Caught in a web of contending forces, he is at once a protector of good and a doer of evil;
                           a builder and a spoiler; a man of principle and an opportunist; ..."
                                                                                                                                   William Shakespeare, Henry V

If Only We Were Pigeons...

"I guess a lot of people are feeling that" says Sae.

 

"Yes, a lot of people are wishing they were pigeons!!!" says I.


For the new blue flowers


Tis is the season for raking leaves and some of us are very enthusiastic about this task.

Unfortunately, the city has suspended the pick up of yard waste and so....

This morning we made a platform for the bags to sit on so that the grass and small flowers

will not be crushed while waiting, wrapping them with canvas in case of rain and tying them

'round with rope so that they will not fall and spill all over everywhere. Practical creativity.

Not particularly beautiful but somehow satisfying.

Sending Our Prayers on the Wind


In the Twilight Zone


                                                                                                                        ...trying to find the light

For Our Dear Friend Eron...

...in memory of his beloved mother Georgia Boyd - December 1939 - March 27 2020

Reconnecting 'Round the Table


It seems that what can be expressed through art cannot be translated into words.

None of us spoke while we were working today

even though we have not seen each other together for many days.

But the work speaks for us in inexplicable ways.

It is a mystery.

cOFFEE IS eSSENTIAL


Today we made this flyer for Stuart, the proprietor of our neighborhood cafe in hopes that he can stay open and solvent through this shutdown.

If you want to pick up a truly great coffee drop by B U L L D O G.

Hold On...


The Outside Beckons Us


In the World But Not Of It



Don't Be Scared It's Just Us


It seems we are all a bit confused and shy to follow the directions for COVID 19 but it is our duty to be responsible

not only for our self but for those who share the world with us, those we love and care for and those who are unknown.

Many lives depend upon our correct action,  this situation may be the shock needed to shift our awareness.

It gets easier if we are all in this together.   (that's why Sae and I are practicing and trying to get you onboard)

Preparing



                                                                                                                                  ...it's not all bad

Remember to Step Outside


Today we walked and walked and remembered how good it is to breathe the air outside.

We are being asked by the conditions at hand to stay close to home and avoid crowds and travel.

A moment or two of this is advisable.

 

Today was a difficult day

...confusing and messy

ragged and sharp edged

There is a lot happening that we have not encountered before

inside and outside

we are challenged to be balanced

to use our common sense

to remain calm and disciplined

Today we were not quite there yet.


Where Is Home?


How Differently We Each Interpret The World!


Often we think that it is important that someone share our opinions but not so with art.

In art we can appreciate our differences, in fact we celebrate them.

Maybe it is not so vital that we all think and say the same thing.

Maybe we can look and listen and learn.

 

 


A Different Blue A Different Circus


The objects and subjects of the gallery basement.

The World is a Blue Circus

Marc Chagall

Blue Circus

1950

Pacino di Bonaguida

The Creation of the World

1309 - 1347


How the Body Remembers



After using collage with this Medieval set we went out on the street and photographed an old building in the state of demolition and salvation

and found that we had somehow created almost exactly the same construction as in the painting, (seen in our Feb 27th blog).

This was unconscious and therefore surprising, the way we take in impressions and remember them in our bodies.

Becoming Animated

                                                                                                                                                                   ... thanks to Eron Boyd

Picasso Steps Upon the Medieval Stage



St Francis Renouncing Worldly Goods 1295

         The Mountebanks by Picasso 1905


A Reflection of Today


The First Star I See Tonight...

Today Sae 'n' I  worked on designing a new web page.

We will let you know when it's up and running, should be in two to three weeks.