Includes Floyd Elzinga, Kerry Langlois
Saturday, October 19, 2019 1 - 3 pm
Showing Kerry Langlois
artists' reception, Saturday, October 19, 2019, 1 - 3 pm
exhibition continues until October 31
Canada House Gallery brings together two creative minds that have developed their own art practices quietly as if emerging from the forests.
Floyd Elzinga: From his studio on the Niagara escarpment, sculptor Floyd Elzinga highlights flora life found in the forest. Pine cones, trees bent and transformed by the elements, stark and broken landscapes. Floyd prefers using steel because of its malleable nature & its range of colours which allows light to play on the surface.
Kerry Langlois: Born in Banff, this rising star has a fascination for things found in the forest and the mountain landscape she calls home. Monochromatic portraits of pine cones, watery edges of lakes, & mist enveloped mountains are all statements of Kerry’s connection to her environment giving modern representations of nature.
I've always had an innate desire to make things. My parents always encouraged us to be creative, and I spent most of my childhood doing art projects, building forts and making movies in the woods behind our house. I was lucky enough to grow up in one of the most beautiful places in the world: the Canadian Rocky Mountains. I was born in Banff and raised in the neighbouring town of Canmore, Alberta. My connection to this landscape has greatly influenced my work as an artist and I'm always trying to capture the haunting beauty of The Rockies.
In 2007 I moved to Montreal where I received my BFA from Concordia University, graduating with distinction in Painting and Drawing. After eight years I moved back to my hometown where I now live and work as an artist. I paint primarily in acrylic on birch panel and my current body of work is made up of minimalist landscapes and monochromatic paintings of things you find in the woods. I'm interested in the ways the mountains are constantly concealing and revealing themselves through mist, cloud and storm and I can't help but be drawn to the misty and the moody.
. Nationality is Canadian
2009-2013 BFA, Painting and Drawing, Concordia University, Montreal QC
2019 Art/Live, artist demonstrations, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
Numerous private collections