ART OF FOOD

Group Show

2018 2014


Image credit:  NONSTOP DESIGN  Jim Paterson

Image credit: NONSTOP DESIGN Jim Paterson

ART OF FOOD

August 9 - August 31, 2018

The relationship between FOOD and ART is as old as art itself, beginning with depictions of animals in cave drawings. The artworks in our group show ART OF FOOD in August 2018 explore this enduring connection. Some are straightforward representations, while others are abstract constructs. In some the food itself commands our attention. And in others it’s the IDEA of food that gets us thinking…

ARTISTS and ARTWORKS in ART OF FOOD 2018

Aisha Chiguichon - I Love Icewine; Cork Potpourri; Soul Food -all acrylic on canvas
Anushka Deshpande - Drowned; Meethi Yaad (a sweet memory); Good Times; Celebration
-all artworks ‘quilling’ using hand-cut strips of acid-free paper
Lisa Hemeon - Awash; Inclination; Odyssey
-all acrylic paint and emulsion on canvas
Janna Kroupko - CHERRIES
-oil on canvas
Valerie McMurray - SPANISH LEMONS -
oil on canvas triptych
Judy Sherman - Go Ahead, Make my Day
; Who’s Chicken Now?; Step Away from My Kids; Back Away from My BFF; No…You Get Stuffed -oil on wood panel or canvas
Kirk Sutherland - Confectionery Planetarium
; Herbaceous inflorescence; Theatre of Saccharine -acrylic on wood/mixed media with plaster and metal
Lyndon Wiebe Côte du Boeuf; Food Store
-photographic prints on canvas

ARTIST INFORMATION

Aisha Chiguichon is a self-taught artist who was born in Toronto but spent her childhood in the Caribbean. The island culture is about diversity of life, food, and the people -and she reflects this in the diversity of her subject matter and colour schemes. This is Aisha’s 3rd Group Show at URBAN GALLERY -she was in the first ART OF FOOD group show in September 2014 and VISIONS OF TORONTO in August 2016.

Anushka Deshpande says ‘The question -do WE relish food? Many of us love that taste which is a perfect blend of elements. Many go an extra mile to fetch those perfect ingredients. Wine connoisseurs or master chefs or food critics or mom-made food lovers…ain’t they all fussy about the taste, okay to go an extra mile to get that perfect taste? In pursuit of the taste, they let their resources go off, be it time or money or even health. So – do WE relish the food (or does the FOOD savour us -along with our resources)? 

Lisa Hemeon is a Toronto-based artist known for her abstracted waterscapes that feature glorious movement and unexpected colour. Her work is marked by the rich layering of mediums which culminate in gestural waves punctuated by spontaneous drips and pops of colour. Hemeon works to represent the ebb and flow of our subconscious energy.

Janna Kroupko was born in Ukraine, graduated from the Moldavian State Academy of Arts and Design (MFA) and immigrated to Canada. She works in fiber art and oil painting, as well as in interior design. This is Janna's second group show at URBAN GALLERY -she was in the first ART OF FOOD group show in September 2014. Janna has also had 2 Solo Exhibitions at URBAN GALLERY: DREAMSCAPES in July 2015 and TAPESTRY in July 2016

Valerie J McMurray ‘Painting in the style of the old masters allows the colours to flow from light to dark to light. I soften strong shadows and lines because they draw the eye away from the movement of the subject matter’.

Judy Sherman says ‘Things aren’t always as they appear to be. At first glance my paintings may make you smile but the true meaning lies just beneath. Inspired by life, my work is a visual commentary on world circumstances. With a little humour and a gentle nudge, the message is delivered. Inspired by life, my work is a visual commentary on world circumstances.’

Kirk Sutherland is a Toronto based artist. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1991. He has exhibited his work for over 25 years and has pieces in collections across North America, Europe and Asia. His creative process bridges and amalgamates both intuitive, and conscience realities. It could be said that Sutherland’s paintings do not imitate life, but perhaps harness the energy and the essence of life.

Lyndon Wiebe was born in Winnipeg, moved to Calgary at 16, and after high school drove across Canada in a $50 car -and discovered his love of travel. After graduating culinary school in Calgary, he spent almost 7 years working and travelling as a chef abroad. Lyndon is Head Chef at UrbanSource Catering

Download: Artworks list


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ART OF FOOD

A Group Exhibition Celebrating Food in Art

September 4-27, 2014

A group show to celebrate FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD and the upcoming 30th Anniversary of UrbanSource Catering.

ART OF FOOD features food-themed artworks by ten Canadian artists.

Artists

Emebet Belete Artist, educator -Ethiopia, Canada, China. Reflection, contemplation, stories, experimentation -a never ending journey. Emebet states ‘it’s a small and wonderful world’.

Aisha Chiguichon is a passionate self-taught visual artist of Caribbean roots raised in the GTA. In her artwork, she focuses on vivid use of colour and eye catching composition. 

Erik Chong is a contemporary Chinese-Canadian artist specializing in abstract painting in ink and colour medium. Erik likes to evoke the viewers’ senses of the imaginary and the real in his art.

Alexander Koltakov is a Toronto painter and woodcarver, born and raised in Crimea. He lived in Israel for 17 years, then moved to Canada. His multicultural heritage is a continual influence in his paintings.

Janna Kroupko was born in Ukraine, graduated from the Moldavian State Academy of Arts and Design (MFA) and immigrated to Canada. She works in fiber art and oil painting, as well as in interior design.

Giovanni Lombardi was born and raised in Toronto. Giovanni enjoys using various mediums to interpret his creations. He is currently attending OCAD UNIVERSITY. 

Lindsey MacKay trained as a graphic designer, and lives and works in Fredericton New Brunswick. Her keen eye for composition, coupled with her innate sense of texture are what draw you to her work.

Barbara McCormack was born in St. Thomas Ontario and has studied art history, design, colour theory and watercolour and acrylic painting. She works in her studios in Naples Florida and Ancaster Ontario.

Valerie J McMurray worked for years as a Chef at UrbanSource Catering –and she is as talented in the kitchen as with her oil paintings. Born in BC, she divides her time between Owen Sound and Toronto.

Angel Torres was born in Colombia & grew up in Toronto, and graduated from Humber College Graphic Arts in 1988. Driven by his passion for photography, Angel has a skilled eye and a taste for the refined.

Lindsey MacKay:  MANGER À L'EXTERIEUR

Lindsey MacKay: MANGER À L'EXTERIEUR

Aisha Chiguichon:  SOUL FOOD

Aisha Chiguichon: SOUL FOOD

Erik Chong:  FIDDLEHEADS

Erik Chong: FIDDLEHEADS

VJ McMurray:  WILD ROSE HIPS

VJ McMurray: WILD ROSE HIPS

Janna Kroupko:  RED WIN E left  GIFTS OF AUTUMN  right

Janna Kroupko: RED WINE left GIFTS OF AUTUMN right

Barb McCormack:  POMEGRANATES III

Barb McCormack: POMEGRANATES III

Emebet Belete:  STAR FRUIT PLUS

Emebet Belete: STAR FRUIT PLUS

Alexander Koltakov:  TWO POMEGRANATES  left  BY THE WINDOW  right

Alexander Koltakov: TWO POMEGRANATES left BY THE WINDOW right

Angel Torres:  GEISHA MAGIC

Angel Torres: GEISHA MAGIC

Angel Torres:  SENSORIAL AMBROSIA

Angel Torres: SENSORIAL AMBROSIA

Opening Reception – September 16, 2014