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Peek inside the Artists’ Paintbox Colours at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery

2014-09-10, 10:35 AM

Peek inside the Artists’ Paintbox Colours at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery

The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is pleased to present Paintbox Colours by Barb Carr at St. Lawrence College, Brockville campus. Please join us for the exhibition opening on Saturday, September 13, 1-3pm. The exhibition will be on view September 12-October 17, 2014.

Barb Carr’s cheerful collection of collages is something to behold, as her 18 piece collection presents an impression of a colour from the artists’ paintbox. Her work combines the intricacy of mosaic, with the delightful texture and vibrancy of collage. From the overall dimensions, to the repeated pattern of ever decreasing size, each piece in the Paintbox Colours series is based on the design element of the square, creating an interesting juxtaposition between the historic (ancient mosaics) and the modern (digital pixels).

“My inspiration for each piece focuses on one of the colours of my artist paintbox. Small, independent compositions have been created within the whole” said Barb Carr.

Learn more about Barb Carr:

Concurrently in the Foyer Gallery, Holly Dean will be exhibiting Mixed Media Musings a collection of original works from altered digital images printed on handmade watercolour paper, to assemblages, to handcrafted Muse Journals. Texture, calligraphy and strong elements of design merge in this fascinating, and truly unique, exhibit.

Also featured in the SLC Library Exhibition Space, emerging artist, and recent St. Lawrence College Visual & Creative Arts-Fine Arts graduate Fraser Radford, presents various works from his series “What a Drag”. Inspired by the work of artist Gerhard Richter, Radford’s colours are carefully combined through a process of ‘dragging’ acrylic paint across canvas; resulting in captivating, multi-dimensional abstractions.

For more information about the artists and to see samples of they work, visit .


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About the Art Gallery
The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is a state-of-the-art community art gallery located at the front atrium of the Brockville campus of St. Lawrence College and is a focus for the visual arts for Brockville and the larger Eastern Ontario area. Creation of the gallery was made possible by the generous bequest from the Estate of Marianne van Silfhout, a graduate of the Fine Arts program at St. Lawrence College, and other contributors to the St. Lawrence College Foundation.

About St. Lawrence College

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario with a close-knit community of 7,000 full-time students, and more than 70,000 proud alumni. Hundreds are also enrolled in our online and continuing education courses each year. As part of our ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College boasts more than 1,600 rooftop solar modules on our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. The college has many Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 350 organizations grow and prosper. Through our Employment Service offices we work with thousands of clients annually.

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