July 15 - September 3
in person and virtual (use link or see below on this page)
This exhibition is an invitation to spend time with 7 abstract paintings, to allow them to take the lead on a personal journey into your imagination and emotions.
Sit. Look. Observe how a painting makes you feel. How the colours, pattern, forms, textures relate to one another, and to you, the viewer. It is natural to try and make sense of a painting. But have you ever considered that a painting need not make sense to anyone, not even Artist? Have you heard an Artist refer to being in the zone, the sweet spot, in a flow state? Maybe you have been there too. Who's to say that a painting needs to make any sense to be enjoyed and revelled in?
Abstract art can be bewildering and uncomfortable. Here in the boreal forest of Haliburton Highlands we are familiar with the landscape painting genre; paintings of sky, water, rocks and trees. The seven paintings you see here "In The Zone" come from a different zone. Let them paint their way into your consciousness. You may be surprised at the nooks and crannies you recognize or discover in your own head and heart.
Image shown: Ian Varney
Cy Has Gone Missing Again
Acrylic On Birch Panel
LOVE & LOSS
April 30 - July 2, 2022
An exhibition of drawing, prints, painting and photo transfers by Ramune Luminaire.
April 30, 3 to 5pm
presented with support from the Ontario Arts Council
A collaboration. Words by palliative care nurse Jocelyn Brown, who holds space for death every day and has learned that love is the only way through. Art by Ramune Luminaire. The artwork starts with extracts from Brown’s journals, notes made on her phone and other scribblings, detailing her experiences over sixteen years of working with people who face the reality of death every day, living with terminal cancer. Their stories express despair, hopelessness, anger, worry for the people left behind and surprising currents of joy and peace. The drawings, prints, painting and photo transfers are Luminaire’s response to Brown’s writing, sometimes illustrative, sometimes purely intuitive.
A book accompanies the exhibition. Further information/book orders at https://ramuneluminaire.com/
About the Artist
Ramune works in her studio in the woods north of Peterborough, Ontario. www.ramuneluminaire.com
February 12 - April 2, 2022
"POV" is the title of Rails End Gallery's Annual Salon Exhibition. POV stands for "point of view". There are myriad ways to interpret POV; a visual angle or style, a subjective opinion, a perspective, a narrative style... and yes, we do mean to attract as many points of view as there are entries! For that reason each Artist was invited to include a brief bit of text with their entry.
READ about the show in The Haliburton County Echo HERE
Visitors vote for The Peoples Choice every year.
The winner of the 2022 Peoples Choice was David Douglas with his installation titled "Flipping the Bird", 2022, mixed media, (watercolour/graphite). Rachel Charyk with "Reflections 3", oil on canvas. was 2nd and in 3rd Place was Renee Woltz with "It ISna't Just Black and White", ceramic.
The Virtual Exhibit is available for viewing below.
-to tour the show you can wander with your touchpad or mouse or use up down keys.
-learn pricing, size, media and read Artist Statements by clicking on individual works
-purchase enquiries? Use the send email feature under the Artist Statement after you click on the work
-Sold works are marked with a dot
“The landscape speaks to me like no other subject matter. Working in oil paint on canvas I try to capture the elements of the larger issues that nature presents using bold colour and tonal contrasts. I feel challenged by the inherent characteristics of my surroundings and believe that is possible to make meaningful art about these characteristics. I attempt to organize the surface where every move is related to every other by placement, direction, scale and colour. There are descriptive elements, but I try not to lose sight of the larger issues that represent my thought and energy, not merely engage in a copying instinct or descriptive facility.”
Local Colour September 30 - November 13, 2021
Rails End Gallery heralds the return of Fall colour with "Local Colour", an exhibition of 13 recent oil paintngs by Minden painter, John Lennard. His mastery of pigments and knowledge of how colours play beautifully together are a perfect pairing with Ontario's Highlands. While you're taking in the annual colour bath the boreal forest offers, or on a Studio Tour, be sure to stop in and see John Lennard's work.
Please enquire for catalogue and price list. VIRTUAL EXHIBITON below:
FUSION : THE ONTARIO CLAY AND GLASS ASSOCIATION BIENNIAL JURIED EXHIBITION
September 21 - November 14, 2020
Ann Allen, Hana Balaban-Pommier, Judy Blake, Jean-Francois Boivin, Gayle Buzzi, Keith Campbell, Anne Chambers, Paula Cooley, Alix Davis, Judy Donaldson, Teresa Dunlop, Reid Ferguson, Mark Flink, Jane Garcia, Catharina Goldnau, Carol Grant, Kim Harcourt Roman, Eleanor Hendriks, Steve Irvine, Amy Klinkhamer, Liliann Lozanovski, Louise McCann, Alexandra McCurdy, Marney McDiarmid, Lesley McInally, Brenda Nieves, Cynthia O'Brien, Maja Padrov, David Paolini, Frieda Pereira, Karla Rivera, Debra Sloan, Denise Smith, Chris Snedden, Joe Speck, Catherine Thomas, Chiho Tokita, Layne Verbeek, Andrea Vuletin, Mary Louise White, Carol Wong, Queenie Xu
Jurors: Denis Longchamps and Katrina Chaytor
About Susan Rankin
"We are all constantly surrounded by something. The landscape that surrounds us shapes us and influences us as we function within it. In my continuing series of ‘Wired Forms’ the wired landscape, in its complexity, transforms the simple glass form. The ‘Wire Form’ series explored the combined use of glass and metal in a more sculptural format. This series liberated my work from the constraints of the functional vessel and has lead to the development of the ‘Grove Columns’. I have worked with scale to create a presence; they demand that observers engage with them in a more physical and direct way. Using numerous columns to define a space, I incorporate light through the multiple transparent or opaque glass elements. Drawing on natural and abstracted forms I have created a series of work, which is harmonious and compelling through the seasons."
Susan Rankin's lively, voluptuous vessels wrapped in vines, leaves and flowers have been shown in 34 solo exhibitions and numerous invitational and group exhibitions across North America in many of the most prestigious venues for contemporary glass. Rankin has work included in public collections at the Corning Museum, Claridge Collection, Michel-Pierre Grenier Collection, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Winnipeg Art Gallery, USB Bank (Canada), Department of Foreign Affairs, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Glazen Huis, Flemish Centre for Contemporary Glass Art, Lommel, Belgium, well as in many fine private collections. Susan Rankin lives in Apsley, Ontario.
Image detail shown: Susan Rankin, vase
This June the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, created this video for their In The Kiln Room series. A glimpse into the Susan Rankin's studio and process.
Q. When can I submit a proposal?
Q. How do I submit an Exhibition Proposal?
A. Our Main Gallery is an 800 s.f. space. It was formerly the baggage room for the rail station. We welcome proposals for solo and group exhibitions, curatorial projects, collaborative projects that provide opportunities for public engagement with contemporary art and craft and/or regional culture. Submissions for general consideration may be made at anytime.
Please send (with SASE) to:
Laurie Jones, Curator, POB 912, Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
1-2 pg. Project Description
-max. 20 images of current work related to your proposal
– include image list (titles, dimensions, dates, media)
– images must be digital format CD or DVD formatted as follows: high resolution JPG; 1 MB max; number and title each file; # must appear before the title so image order corresponds to image list, example: 001TheVisitor.jpg.
– do not submit images in Powerpoint
– timebased, i.e. DVD, may be up to 20 min.
– other support material; articles/writing/reviews up to 6 pieces.