Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New works from loop Gallery artists: Gareth Bate and Carolyn Dinsmore

loop Gallery presents

January 31 – February 22, 2015 Opening Reception: January 31, 2015, 2-5PM
Q & A: Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2PM
Gareth Bate Cosmos and Anarchy Part 2
Gareth Bate's Cosmos and Anarchy paintings depict humans fighting a war with the cosmos. They are fighting their inevitable fate. An impossible battle. Whipping grenades into the void. Firing catapults at nothingness. Tear gas and burning buildings morph into galaxies. The series evolved out of viewing violent and chaotic photos and videos of recent global protests, riots and revolutions happening in Kiev, Cairo, Tehran, Athens, Madrid, Belfast and London. Here global turmoil plays out as part of a cosmic drama. 

Gareth works primarily in installation, painting and photography. He has exhibited in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa and is a graduate of OCAD University and The Art Centre at Central Tech where he currently teaches History of Modern ArtArt History - The Masters, and two Abstract Painting classes. He is festival curator for the World of Threads Festival of contemporary international fibre and textile art.

January 31 – February 22, 2015 Opening Reception: January 31, 2015, 2-5PM
Q & A: Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2PM
Carolyn Dinsmore Surface – A Collection

Carolyn Dinsmore’s paintings of roads and rocks are cropped landscapes (urban and rural) that zoom in and focus on surface pattern and texture. Collecting photos, litter, stones, etc. during everyday travels through familiar surroundings help in reconstructing images - evidence of everyday use and natural erosion. Weathered layers express the opposing dynamic of building up and wearing away.

Carolyn studied art history at Queen’s University and the University of Toronto and taught art at the high school level. She left teaching to open a shop that specialized in decorative textiles from India, Africa, and Indonesia. After retiring from the retail business, she got back into her art practice by attending the adult art program at Central Technical School. The resulting paintings seem to be a sub-conscious response to texture and pattern, coming from a close connection with textiles for so many years - chunks of rock and road from the surrounding landscape/swatches cut from bolts of fabric.
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loop Gallery
1273 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6J 1X8 (3 doors west of Dovercourt).
Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat 12 to 5 pm, and Sun 1 to 4pm. Artist is in attendance on Sundays and for the reception.

For more information please contact the gallery director at 416-516-2581 or visit: www.loopgallery.ca