Light Bringers, Positive Thinking & Currents of Being

July 25 – August 5, 2012
Opening Reception:  Wednesday, July 25, 2012,  6 – 9 p.m.
GALLERY 1313

Light Bringers, Positive Thinking & Currents of Being

Gallery 1313 doesn’t shy away from hosting eclectic exhibitions. On July 25 three very different exhibitions shared a reception. Artist Diana Dickson’s exhibition in the Process Gallery, Positive Thinking: What Does it Look like was colourful and calming while Light Bringers had some disturbing and powerful works.

Artist Diana Dickson with son Ben and husband Nigel in her show

Light Bringers, guests wearing masks by Fox Xoft

John Nobrega‘s Philosopher’s Wall (oil on linen) stood out as did Jennifer Humphrie‘s paintings, Dr. Lecter.

Light Bringers, artist John Nobrega (seated) poses with friends in front of his work

Other works were equally strong and curator Lucero Miltxorena did a great job of pulling together a group of artists with a variety of approaches to expressing their dark side. Propraetor‘s ink on paper drawings were meticulous and detailed.

Light Bringers, artists and curator LucereoMiltxorena, artists Alejandro Freeland and Jennifer Humphries

Orlee Andromedae‘s small dark canvases held their  own. Fox Xoft had a grouping of her works – some on rag paper and others were mixed on board – all colourful and dark at the same time.

Light Bringers, artist Orlee Andromede

 Light Bringers, Fox Xoft and her work

The evening had video screenings by artist Jubal Brown and later a performance by artist, musican ϟ†Nϟ with accompanying video. Both pieces were mezmerizing.

Light Bringers, Jubal Brown performing

In the Cell Gallery, Gallery 1313 member, Audrey Smith received guests for her first solo exhibit, Circles of Being. Her figurative blue  paintings were a hit and she sold several.

Artist Audrey Smith in front of her work

The evening was fun and you couldn’t have experienced a wider range of works in most Toronto galleries.

And it was all good.

Text and photo by Phil Anderson

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