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Oct
15
to Nov 2

Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison
October 15th  - November 2nd
Opening Reception: TBD

Kim Harrison is a Beal Art graduate who went on to graduate from the fine arts program at the University of Windsor, he taught at Fanshawe College and has held classes and workshops across Southwestern Ontario. Travel, literature and music have often inspired Kim’s work.

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KIM HARRISON

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Nov
5
to Nov 23

Lisa Johnson & Johnnene Maddison

Lisa Johnson & Johnnene Maddison
November 5th - November 23rd
Opening Reception: TBD

Lisa Johnson's paintings inquire into space and movement within the context of landscape painting. Through her ethereal and sculpted pigment Johnson depicts vast landscapes where figures seem to poetically emerge. Drawing inspiration from on-location studies to develop large studio works, her paintings weave geographic, corporeal, and abstract sensibilities through layers of atmospheric grounds and gestural mark-making. Her work speaks to the passage of time over an evolving landscape painted with spirit and musicality. While Johnson was born in Toronto, her family’s roots in the shield country of North Frontenac – specifically Bon Echo, Mazinaw Lake -- continue to serve as one of her prime sources of inspiration.  
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LISA JOHNSON


Johnnene Maddison

A near death experience changes everything. Once my art was often about women – their rights, their history, their challenges. I used photo collage, textiles, embroidery and paint.

Then came a serious health crisis and with that a sense of time as narrow. Returning to my studio, I felt a different focus. From mixed media to a single one: acrylic. With this change I began to draw freely on canvas. I put the canvas on the floor and drew in dark brown acrylic paint with my brush attached to a three-foot long dowel. It is impossible to be rigid with this gestural technique. The painting takes on an immediacy for me and I respond, building the work with strong, intense colours.

My intention is to understand concepts of individuality and the experience of women as both powerful and vulnerable. Through active, almost chaotic line and brilliant colour, I confront the complexity of identity, gender and a need to re‐invent myself after 40 years as a wife and mother. My current challenge is to navigate life as an artist and find my place among the female artists who have preceded me. After much initial self‐doubt, I have come to know and trust my inner self and personal growth.

I found a source for making art that allows me to reveal that which is private in a way that resounds as a universal truth. This public exposure becomes an on-going motivation. These are not dark paintings. They are about the moment, intensely personal and immediate.

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JOHNNENE MADDISON

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Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

Meet the Artist | In View of the Artist Annual Juried Exhibition

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Meet the Artist

In View of the Artist Annual Juried Exhibition

September 7 to October 19, 2019

Back for the sixth consecutive year, IN VIEW OF THE ARTIST continues to be one of the most highly anticipated exhibitions. This exhibition celebrates the artist behind the work, what the artist sees and creates, “in their view”, real or imagined. It support the production of new artwork made in a variety of mediums, including painting sculpture, digital media, photograph and mixed media. Artworks are selected by a profession jury who consider originality, creativity, process and engagement as some of the criteria for inclusion in this exhibit. On September 28, we invite you to “Meet the Artist” at a reception held from 1-3pm. This exhibition is proudly sponsored by the Downtown Development Board

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Sep
20
to Oct 17

MARINA ROCA DIE: NOT BODIES

MARINA ROCA DIE: NOT BODIES


September 20 – October 17, 2019
EXCAVO Fine Art
711 Central Ave. 
London, ON

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Tues – Sat 12PM – 6PM & By Appointment

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Marina Roca Die, born in 1988 in Madrid, is a visual artist primarily working with painting and drawing. Marina currently lives and works in Berlin.

Be it through thick strokes of oil paint, heavily fixating the figure of a body onto the canvas, or flimsy pen-drawn contours of an intercourse, what is essential in Marina’s work is the on-going exploration and examination of this thing we all so simply call a body.

A body, the body, our bodies – a phenomenon so fundamental and basic in our lives and still, in the flesh, so imperceptible. We live through it, in it, with it and sometimes against it. We cannot live without it. It is a perpetual paradox: I am not my body and yet I do not exist without it. It is a vessel containing all that is I, but still ceaselessly this I overflows its enclosing borders.

Through representations employed from diverse branches as for example Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Feminism, Marina digs deep into the perplexed territory of the body, its inside, its outside, its shapes, textures and content using it in search of the strong image.

In the end, what all these images, representations capture is the fact that a body is never just a body.


This will be Roca Die’s first time exhibiting in North America, returning to Berlin September 21st.

Contact moira@excavo.ca for more information and to book your appointment.

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Sep
20
to Oct 12

Gordon Harrison

Gordon Harrison

September 20th - October 12th
Featuring the work of Rick Sturgeon and Dawn Paterson
Opening Reception: Friday September 20th, 7 pm
Live Painting with Gordon Harrison: Saturday September 21st
Artist Talk with Rick Sturgeon: TBD

“Canadian landscape inspires Gordon Harrison’s work and his life. Gordon Harrison is in a happy place following his heart, awakening his senses in a landscape playground. He has developed into one of Canada’s foremost landscape painters. That ease of expression has been a long-time gift. Lost in a world of colour and possibility where paint swirls in celebration of Canadian landscape, that little boy who once was lost for words has much to express about the beautiful planet. Painting has given him a voice and art lovers everywhere are listening. ”  ̶  Joel Haslam, CTV


ART BY GORDON HARRISON

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Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Not Bodies: Opening Reception with Marina Roca Die

MARINA ROCA DIE: NOT BODIES

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Opening Reception with

Marina Roca Die


Thursday, September 19 | 6 - 9PM


On September 19, EXCAVO will open Not Bodies, an exhibition of new works by Madrid born, Berlin-based Artist Marina Roca Die, Curated by Moira McKee.

With a quiet elegance, Roca Die addresses the transformative power that nature has on our bodies through the acceptance of physical and psychological change; fragmenting, then melding the human body with botanical elements to form new, hybrid living beings that represent a shared trait of the living--what Jorge Luis Borges refers to in The Book of Imaginary Beings as ‘The Will.’

Following her Degree in Plastic Arts and Design from La Palma School of Art in Madrid, Roca Die completed studies in Chinese Painting techniques under Master Li Chi Pang and the Anatomy of the Human Body at the world-renowned Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London and is represented by the female-led BBA Gallery, Berlin.

'A body, the body, our bodies – a phenomenon so fundamental and basic in our lives and still, in the flesh, so imperceptible. We live through it, in it, with it and sometimes against it. We cannot live without it. It is a perpetual paradox: I am not my body and yet I do not exist without it. It is a vessel containing all that is 'I', but still ceaselessly this 'I' overflows its enclosing borders.'

- Marina Roca Die

This will be Roca Die’s first time exhibiting in North America, returning to Berlin September 21st.

Contact moira@excavo.ca for more information and to book your appointment.

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Reception Saturday for Masterworks
Aug
24
2:00 PM14:00

Reception Saturday for Masterworks

Saturday from 2 - 4 pm for the Reception of Masterworks. This exhibition is a curated collection of work by members of the Ontario Society of Artists: Western Hub.

The OSA is a province wide professional organization which fosters and promotes the visual arts, in all disciplines, through exhibitions, special projects and arts advocacy. The Society encourages emerging professional artists who are elected for membership. "Masterworks" represents part of the province wide membership.

Masterworks 
A curated collection of work by members of the Ontario Society of Artists: Western Hub

Bruno Capolongo, Cathy Groulx, George Langbroek, James MacDougall, Janice Mason Steeves, Jesse Gledhill, John Maurer, Josy Britton, Lee Munn, Marg Peter, Marianne Reim, Peter Dusek, Robert Amirault & Steve Wilson.

August 20th - September 14th

Opening Reception:  Saturday August 24th from 2 pm to 4 pm
Artist Talk with Josy Britton and Cathy Groulx: Wednesday August 28th at 7 pm

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The Square Foot Show 2019 - Reception
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

The Square Foot Show 2019 - Reception

THE SQUARE FOOT SHOW 2019

The biggest and best Square Foot Show yet with over 600 pieces on display! Don't miss this collection of diverse work by local artists. All 12x12"!

Grand Opening Reception:

Wednesday July 10th at 6 pm

Exhibition continues through August 9th with extended hours on Thursday and Friday nights until 8 pm.

RECEPTION AT 6PM

RECEPTION AT 6PM

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The Exhibit “Unsettling Nature” Continues …
Jun
27
to Sep 29

The Exhibit “Unsettling Nature” Continues …

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The Exhibit “Unsettling Nature” Continues …

The Artists Leslie Putnam, Jill Price, Morag Webster and Kim Wilkie will be exhibiting for the Full Season [ June 1 to Sunday September 29 ] at the Garage Gallery Benmiller. An art installation in the Forest will be seen from the laneway and around the Garage Gallery. Park on Benmiller Line and walk in for the Opening!

The Garage Gallery Benmiller is a Seasonal Gallery where KDW Fine Art Exhibits Artwork with Other Artists.

The exhibition continues-

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Please note that the Garage Gallery Benmiller is only accessible by a set of stairs to the Second Floor of the garage.

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THE PASSIONATE ARTIST'S PALATE COOKBOOK LAUNCH
Jun
21
to Jul 21

THE PASSIONATE ARTIST'S PALATE COOKBOOK LAUNCH

THE PASSIONATE ARTIST'S PALATE COOKBOOK
25 Visual Artists Discuss Their Work and Share Their Recipes

The Passionate Artist's Palate Cookbook, a group exhibition featuring the work of participating regional Artists: Agneta Dolman, Doug Dolman, Patrick Landsley, Gerald Pedros, Leslie Sorochan, Pat Thibert and Jeff Willmore.

Catherine Marshall is a Writer (Guests in Ikaria, 2016), Editor (Tears of Africa: Silent Voice of Pain, Yvonne Manan, 2017), language teacher and former Lawyer living in Southwestern Ontario with Undergraduate Degrees from Bryn Mawr College, U.S. and Concordia University, Canada, a law degree from The George Washington University Law School, U. S. and a graduate degree from Concordia University, Canada.

'Several years ago, I realized that most of my friends were in the arts and that many of the visual artists enjoyed cooking, talked a great deal about food and regularly hosted dinner parties. It occurred to me that this interest in creating art and creating food was a topic worthy of consideration. A marriage of the culinary and visual arts...where art and cuisine share many of the same formal concerns.'

- Catherine Marshall

Copies of the cookbook will be available for purchase with part of the proceeds from book sales going towards the YWCA 'Keep a Roof' Supportive Housing Programs.

Excavo | TUES - SAT | 1PM - 5PM & By Appointment

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Opening Reception | THE PASSIONATE ARTIST'S PALATE COOKBOOK LAUNCH
Jun
20
4:00 PM16:00

Opening Reception | THE PASSIONATE ARTIST'S PALATE COOKBOOK LAUNCH

THE PASSIONATE ARTIST'S PALATE COOKBOOK
25 Visual Artists Discuss Their Work and Share Their Recipes

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Opening Reception with Author Catherine Marshall
Thursday, June 20 | 4PM - 7PM

Join us on Thursday June 20, for the opening launch for The Passionate Artist's Palate Cookbook, a group exhibition featuring the work of participating regional Artists: Agneta Dolman, Doug Dolman, Patrick Landsley, Gerald Pedros, Leslie Sorochan, Pat Thibert and Jeff Willmore.

Catherine Marshall is a Writer (Guests in Ikaria, 2016), Editor (Tears of Africa: Silent Voice of Pain, Yvonne Manan, 2017), language teacher and former Lawyer living in Southwestern Ontario with Undergraduate Degrees from Bryn Mawr College, U.S. and Concordia University, Canada, a law degree from The George Washington University Law School, U. S. and a graduate degree from Concordia University, Canada.

'Several years ago, I realized that most of my friends were in the arts and that many of the visual artists enjoyed cooking, talked a great deal about food and regularly hosted dinner parties. It occurred to me that this interest in creating art and creating food was a topic worthy of consideration. A marriage of the culinary and visual arts...where art and cuisine share many of the same formal concerns.'

- Catherine Marshall

Copies of the cookbook will be available for purchase with part of the proceeds from book sales going towards the YWCA 'Keep a Roof' Supportive Housing Programs.

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Jun
18
to Jul 6

Jeanette Obbink

Jeanette Obbink, based in Paris, ON Canada, works in oil and watercolour.

Reception: Saturday June 22nd, 2 - 4 pm

Impressionistic and suggestively realistic in style, her work reflects her love for nature & the environment. Bold in colour and size, she captures time and space in an array of colours that made one viewer call her work  “Monet on steroids”, a compliment as far as Jeanette is concerned. Others have compared her work to some of the Group of Seven.

Jeanette paints plein air, as well as in her studio and her paintings can be found in many private and permanent collections.

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JEANETTE OBBINK

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