SUPERSKETCH/ Jumper 2013 for NXNE

We invite you to a very special event and reception at Norman Felix Gallery. As a part of NXNE Art,  Norman Felix Gallery and artist and curator Sarah Elminshawi present ¡SUPER SKETCH!  Wednesday June 12th, 7-11pm.

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“Super Sketch, the live art and music event that has taken Asia by storm, comes to Toronto! This exciting music and art mash-up created by founding art and music events collaborative SUPERCOLORSUPER makes its way to North America from South Korea for the first time. We are proud to be a destination for the North By Northeast music festival as it expands its dynamic reach by celebrating the exciting arts and music scene in Canada.”

 

Free with NXNE wristband

Buy in advance at Norman Felix Gallery @627QueenWest  $10

Buy in advance online for $15

http://normanfelixsupersketch.eventbrite.ca/

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See you there ! Save the date , June 12, 2013 !

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It Figures

A series of Life Drawings from Rosedale School of the Arts.
It Figures is at Norman Felix until June 3
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One gallery visitor who came to the show wrote a very thoughtful review of the exhibit… read some of his kind words below.

“Couldn’t miss the It Figures life-drawings show—it was great last year—so once again

here I am in a downtown Toronto gallery surrounded by a select group of life studies.
This is the intersection of Conté, Sienna, black, white, and paper on the one hand with, on
the other, bodies and spirit. The mechanics of form, in other words, with the facts of life.
Artifact, life…”
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“As we age, our bodies tell deeper stories. Bodies are marked with overlaps, slits,
wrinkles. For her part the artist must defile the model in order make art: defile
means both “narrow passage” and “desecration.” In the deep shadows of our fleshtunnels
are pleasure, transgression, and the possibility of being human.
We are cut, and so defined. To draw out the human is to shadow, and so to articulate.
Articulation, after all, is the little spaces between larger entities: the little spaces that
give meaning by providing contrast…”
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“I can’t help but note the minor differences in ascription concerning what it is the models
are actually doing as they are “captured.” The physical attitude of the horizontal body
is variously described, for example, as relaxed, resting, and reclining. In any case
the model, perforce, gives her- or himself over to the hands of the artist, and as
with Reiki massage the body remains both untouched and touched. It is perhaps in
repose that the model surrenders most fully till given a new liberty in the artwork
itself. Who knows what happens in the gallery after hours? But clearly these bodies
have plenty of energy, and almost anything could happen.”
-David Ker Thomson
Beautiful words for a beautiful show. Come to Norman Felix Art Gallery @ 627 Queen Street West 

David Nardi

David creates his work with a 4×5 film camera.  The result is extremely detailed and vibrant images of our beautiful surroundings, while learning about the significance and fragility of nature.

“I have dabbled in many media from painting and sculpting to drawing and woodworking.  My interest in photography developed during my first two years of college while studying Classical Animation at Sheridan College.  The following year I decided to pursue photography in selected workshops at Ontario College of Art and Design.  Combining this education with a lot of self study and devotion to the craft I have committed myself to becoming a lifetime nature photographer.  My focus is to capture, learn and teach about the visual complexity and beauty of our planet.”

 

http://normanfelix.com/sobi2/all-artists/david-nardi.html

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Title: Medicine Lake

Join us at Norman Felix Gallery for Contact 2013, Friday May 10th!

Please click this link to RSVP and guarantee admission to the event.

 

Should the link not work, please RSVP by emailing art@normanfelix.com

See Facebook event here.


Mary Perdue

“ I am dedicated to producing the highest quality and most esthetically pleasing fine art photographs and digital paintings. I specialize in documentary and studio photographs of people, pets (as photographs or digital paintings), and images of nature / landscapes”.

 

“ I developed images from film in the darkroom; now I work exclusively with digital cameras and “develop” images in the computer. My expertise has come from multiple courses and workshops taken over the years at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Ryerson University, Toronto School of Art, Niagara School of Imaging, etc.”

 

http://normanfelix.com/sobi2/all-artists/mary-perdue.html

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Title: Jeans in the Window

 

Join us at Norman Felix Gallery for Contact 2013, Friday May 10th!

Please click this link to RSVP and guarantee admission to the event.

 

Should the link not work, please RSVP by emailing art@normanfelix.com

See Facebook event here.