Dancing on This Earth

New Works

Kate Greenway Solo Exhibition

Upcoming
July 12 – July 22, 2023
RUTH UPJOHN GALLERY

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Exhibition Details:
Kate Greenway:
Dancing in This Earth

RUTH UPJOHN GALLERY
July 12 – 22, 2023
Tuesday – Saturday
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Saturdays, 12pm – 4pm

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Free Admission /
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During COVID, I contemplated the delicacy of beauty, especially as the world was confined and locked down. We all missed the experience of journeying to new places, new vistas. Our vision became smaller. We asked ourselves, “Where can I find joy?” But out of the darkness came new realizations: we grew to better appreciate the calming forces of nature, of simple pleasures, the importance of greenspace, and taking time to breathe.

I include in this exhibition images taken from my journeys pre-pandemic, when I was forced to armchair travel and imagine better days as I painted, as well as studies of local flora and fauna, observed through the seasons, as we emerged from the pandemic to reconnect with our environment.

These watercolours use soft bright colour and delicate layers of paint to capture a sense of light, texture, transparency and appreciation of our land and its inhabitants. Because I like to play, included are pieces on traditional paper, as well as on canvas, and pieces mounted on board and augmented with ink – even a few glass works thrown in: consider them variations on a theme. I encourage viewers to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty through close engagement with this subject matter, to find joy.

Travel with me, through time and space, traversing the globe or just exploring our own little corner. Let’s dance on this earth, if only for a short while.

BIO:

Kate is a self-taught artist who creates primarily in watercolour and in glass – fused, stained and mosaic – frequently combining mixed media and photo-transfer elements. Her favorite subjects to paint are flora, fauna, and landscapes.

Kate completed a Masters and Ph.D. in Arts Education, and she has exhibited across Ontario, and several states and provinces. Solo shows include the Ruth Upjohn Gallery, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, Markham Flato Theatre, Mill Pond Gallery, and Toronto Public Libraries.

Upcoming solo shows employing watercolour, glass and mixed media: Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts (October), Peter Street Gallery, Orillia (November) and Expresso 21 Café (December). Kate is a member of the Women’s Art Association of Canada, Markham Group of Artists, Richmond Hill Group of Artists, Scugog Arts Council and York Region Arts Council.

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