Emily Schaefer's work Flow focuses on the physical application of medium to surface. Working flat, she pours, spreads, dips and manipulates fluid acrylic paint onto panels. At times this spreading carries the colour over the edge of the panel, validating it completely as part of the painting and not simply a vessel that carries it. She intuitively places each mark, layering the abstract forms, and at times adding a heavy build up of material. Her intense, minimalist paintings capitalize on the smooth fluidity of the paint, with strong contrasts in colour and surface.
When: April 4-April 18, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday April 14 from 2-5pm
Where: The Telephone Booth Gallery.@ 3148 Dundas Street West.
Schaefer's exhibit will also be featuring the glass panel works of Steve Tippin. Steven Tippin's glass works draw inspiration from grainy black and white photography, halftone print media, graphite drawings and the way paint and ink flow and pool on paper. The works are a study of the subtleties and delicate structures found in these mediums. Tippin fuses murrini (glass canes) into large, flat panels of glass creating a painterly movement and the tonal range of a charcoal drawing. The visual depth and perceived perspective that is created in his work is unexpected in a thin glass panel roughly a quarter of an inch deep.
Steven Tippin is a glass artist living and working in Wellesley, Ontario. He is currently the Vice President and the Ontario representative for the Glass Art Association of Canada. Tippin received his Undergraduate Bachelor degree in Printmaking and Sculpture from the University of Guelph in 2002. He returned to school in 2005 to study at the glass Department of Sheridan College melding his interests in printmaking and sculpture. He recently graduated from the Masters of Fine Arts program at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has exhibited internationally and won several international awards.