Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Charles Hackbarth and Tanya Cunnington at loop

May 28 - June 19, 2011
Reception: Saturday, May 28th, 2-5 pm

loop Gallery is pleased to announce exhibitions by Tanya Cunnington entitled The Awkward Phases of my Adolescence and Charles Hackbarth entitled THIS is how the BEAST enters the EARTH.

Tanya Cunnington's work is created from personal nostalgia.  Ultimately she hopes to encourage a sense of longing within her viewers as well.  The Awkward Phases of my Adolescence, Tanya's upcoming exhibition at loop is comprised of self-portraits and mixed media paintings depicting representational and non-representational moments from the artists past.

Born in Kirkland Lake Ontario, Tanya Cunnington now lives and works in Toronto. In 2001, Tanya received her Associates Degree from OCAD, and was the recipient of the Eric Freifeld Award for Excellence in Figurative Art. She took part in the Florence off-campus studies program. Tanya has since exhibited in several group Exhibitions, both in Toronto and in the surrounding areas. Her work has been included in Magenta Foundation’s publication of Carte Blanche Volume II-Painting, and reviewed in Canadian Art Magazine.

Charles Hackbarth’s new body of work THIS is how the BEAST enters the EARTH continues the investigation of psycho-geography, deep mapping, and, ultimately, the impossibility of mapping. How does one capture the multi-dimensional unfolding of life, its layers, the process of adding and subtracting, memories buried beneath deeper layers of memories, geography, history, biology, the body merging with the earth, merging with the sky, merging with the paint?

Charles Hackbarth is a Toronto-based artist, sound sculptor and writer. Hackbarth studied at Ottawa School of Art and OCAD. He has been exhibiting publicly since 1985. His paintings hang in a number of private collections.

Please join the artists in celebrating their opening receptions at loop on Saturday, May 28th from 2 pm until 5 pm.