Thursday, January 27, 2011
Exhibits at Burlington Art Centre
One way to beat the winter blahs is to visit the Burlington Art Centre to see the new exhibits. The great thing about the Art Centre is that there is no fee to browse the galleries, greenhouse (a wonderful oasis in the winter) and Art Etc. gift shop.
The main gallery has two different exhibits featuring 3 artists. Paperwork: features works from Evelyn Kelch and Erika Reisenberger. George Wale, the Director of Programs described this exhibit as “ New abstracted paper works by emerging artists. White, black, minimal colour…sculptural and two dimensional works.” The exhibit program describes the works in this way, “ If Kelch’s focus is the human figure and the here and now, Reisenbergger takes us into the world of landscape, history and memory. “
The second exhibit is by Chenfu Lin and is called Fused Aesthetic. “Abstract paintings that fuse aesthetic sensibilities from across cultures. Chenfu Lin was born in the Province of Fukien, China. He has spent the past five decades creating pieces that meld the East and West. His work projects a sense of Eastern Zen peacefulness combines with Western abstractionism using oil and mixed media on canvas and paper.” George Wale, Director of Programs.
After the Taste of Burlington media launch this week, I enjoyed browsing through these exhibits and the contrast between the vivid colours of Chenfu Lin’s pieces and the stark white images in Paperwork.
These exhibits are in the AIC Gallery until January 30, 2011, so take some time to check them out.