Ethereal, Emerging Artists by Emerging Curator Exhibition
Together, with our friends at Propeller Art Gallery, we are delighted to invite you to the opening reception of Ethereal, an exhibition featuring the works of Sandamali Angunawela, Marc Bourgeois, Shevon Lewis and Ren Lonechild, curated by Lex Barrie. Mark your Calendars for Saturday, February 18, 2-5 pm. The show runs from February 15 to March 5, 2023.
In Ethereal, artists explore the themes of individualization through our world’s purity and simple beauty. Acting as guides, the artists showcase their interpretations, creating connections between cultures, experiences and time periods.
This exhibition is the culmination of the Emerging Artists by Emerging Curator Award. For this opportunity award, we invite a curator to conceive a show from start to finish by working with TOAF artists for their curatorial theme. The show is a professional exhibition opportunity in a gallery setting for the selected artists.
We are thankful for the long-term support of our wonderful friends at Propeller Gallery, Propeller member and former Chair, Frances Patella and The Deeks Financial Group of CIBC Private Wealth Management for providing this fantastic opportunity for our community.
We leave you with an inspiring Curated Collection to welcome the coming of Spring, A Sense of Flourishing by Sean Lee, Director of Programming, Tangled Art + Disability.
See you at the show ❣️
Lex Barrie on the artists of Ethereal
In his work Marc Bourgeois integrates a vast array of physical materials to create the stunning illusion of cloud-like sceneries within his works. In Shevon Lewis’ visually communicative paintings, he uses astronomy and physics as symbolic references to ideas of change, growth and moving away from the darkness of mental illness. Sandamali Angunawela’s pieces speak to her passion and pride for the culture she represents, using her works as a streamline to connect with viewers and other artists from all walks of life. Ren Lonechild’s works reflect his immediate family’s connection to art, having been first inspired to draw by watching his father, a well-renowned Saskatchewan artist from the Cree nation.
These everyday moments are made precious through the artists’ eyes. Their works remind us that while we may never see true perfection, we can learn from and, through the experiences of others, feel our own ethereal moments.
February 15 – March 5, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 18th, 2 – 5pm
Propeller Art Gallery
30 Abell St, Toronto, ON