BURGEONING: artists invite artists. Jan 11-Feb 3/08 additional works by Will Rueter, Lucy Gerritsen, Michael Allgoewer, Brian Lloyd, Jay Carrier, Christianne L’Esperance, John Hewak, Evelyn Kelch, Fran Freeman, Peter Kirkland.
KARAOKE: Denis Fafard and Bryce Kanbara Feb 7-Mar 2/08 “…a winter landscape, the kind of mass-produced image adorning millions of living-room walls. (Fafard) hangs it upside down, then paints on it. There’s a bit of a shock to this act: A beloved landscape is being desecrated by a kind of graffiti artist…” Regina Haggo, Hamilton Spectator.
We @ you me gallery 5 March 12-24/08 Arlene Laskey,Gail Peck,JenniferBoucher,Lorraine Darke,Dean Gugler,Fleur-Ange Lamothe,Aliki Mikulich.
A.S.A.P.!! works by the Cathy Wever Elementary School Art Club April 8&9/08 Hamilton artists/instructors Judi Burgess and Kimberly Papp believe that creative expression should be encouraged as soon as possible in children’s lives. The results of twenty after-school sessons. Funded by the Hamilton Community Foundation.
ORIENT: Ingrid Nicolai and Ted Basciano. April 11-May 4/08 Nicolai’s fabulously flattened, illusionistic vessels and Basciano’s brilliantly quirky wall mosaics together for the first time.
*Rachel Mercer plays the five Bach cello suites May 5/08
SHELLEY NIRO: PHOTOWORKS May 9-June 9/08 Surrender Nothing Always, Grand River Series, Grand View. “…surrounding naught/always/Arms spread/eagled/soaring/static/tight/and/well wrought” Kris (brava)
LUSH paintings by Paul Ropel Morski. June 13-July 6/08. “love the ‘big Pauls!” D.Carter, Port Colborne ON
SHORT PANTS, LONG LIFE sculpture by Brian Kelly. July 11-Aug 2/08
TAKIN’ RESPONSIBILITY drawings off-the-wall by Chris White and Alex Gorodskoy. Aug 8-24/08 “arrest the batman. I am the batman! You guys should be proud x infinite.” Andrew Bailey. “wowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowow”. Ariane Klassen “awesome possum!” Vivian Ross “very nice and funny…and a lot of further…” Petra and Mark, Czech Republic
RIPARIAN DARK pen & ink, black latex paintings by Bryce Kanbara. Sept 12-Oct 5/08 “I loved the Black forest of Life & Death…breathtaking!” Simon DeAbreu
TREE OF LIFE woodcuts and paintings by Donna Ibing and Pat Kozowyk. Nov 14-Dec 7/08 “tree-rific!” J.Greenspan “what a tree-t!” R.Yates