PEEP SHOW
August 12 – September 27, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 13 7 – 10pm

Jamie Bradbury
Osheen Harruthoonyan
Bogdan Luca
Amanda McCavour
Alex McLeod

Peep Show is a preview of the next wave of Lonsdale Gallery programming. Showcasing cutting edge artists who work in a variety of media: painting, fiber, installation and digital media. Alongside these works, profiles on each artist will appear to give context to their present and future projects. Peep Show will be open for the 2009 Gallery Hop.

Jamie Bradbury is a painter who is redefining ideas of realism with his figurative watercolour paintings. His use of dense texture of watercolour paint in his compositions is not seen in many artists who use the medium. Jamie draws inspiration from street culture to give unique insights about his generation. In the fall of 2009 Jamie will be leaving for the UK to study at the Central Saint Martins School as an MFA candidate.

Bogdan Luca is an oil painter who explores the boundaries of his media through ideas of the human form.Through his figurative practice Bodgan plays with concepts of distortion, repetition, perspective and even complete disintegration of the form. Currently, Bogdan is going into his final year for his MFA with the University of Toronto’s Visual Studies Program.

Osheen Harruthoonyan is a photo based artist who uses various analogue printing processes to layer, texture and work into both found and personal photographs to create ambiguous narratives which imbue feelings of nostalgia. In 2008, Osheen’s exhibition was chosen as one of the Globe & Mail’s ‘Top 5 Shows Not to Miss’ for CONTACT Photography festival, and is currently being recognized by Bravo!’s ‘Arts & Minds’ as a top young photographer to watch.

Amanda McCavour is a fibre artist who specializes in thread drawings. In Amanda’s works, thousands of threads are drawn together to define images such as figures and birds. Currently, Amanda holds a residency at the Harbourfront Centre’s fibre studio. Most recently, Amanda was given an award by the Ontario Craft Council for her fibre work. Later this year, Amanda’s work will be featured in the illustrious Cheongju International Biennale in South Korea.

Alex McLeod is an artist who is preoccupied with landscapes. His work is built in digital space, using computer software generally used for film and advertising. In his digital worlds toy cabins and snowcapped mountains appear as if they could be leftovers from bizarre train sets. Through his new digital form of image making, Alex is pioneering a new form of fine arts. Alex has recently been included in the Magenta Foundation publication Carte Blanche 2.

EXTENDED BIOS AND ARTISTS’ IMAGES COMING SOON…

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