New works by Emily Schaefer
Also featuring glass panels by Steven Tippin
April 4 – April 28, 2012
Saturday April 14, 2 - 5pm
Emily Schaefer's work focuses on the physical application of medium to surface. Working flat, she pours, spreads, dips and manipulates fluid acrylic paint onto panels. At times this spreading carries the colour over the edge of the panel, validating it completely as part of the painting and not simply a vessel that carries it. She intuitively places each mark, layering the abstract forms, and at times adding a heavy build up of material. Her intense, minimalist paintings capitalize on the smooth fluidity of the paint, with strong contrasts in colour and surface.
Emily Schaefer completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts - Studio Art from the University of Guelph in 2009. She won the 2009 Faculty Painting Award in the Juried Art Show, University of Guelph. She has consistently exhibited her work since graduation in numerous group exhibitions in Toronto and Guelph as well as the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. This is her first solo exhibition with Telephone Booth Gallery.
Steven Tippin's glass works draw inspiration from grainy black and white photography, halftone print media, graphite drawings and the way paint and ink flow and pool on paper. The works are a study of the subtleties and delicate structures found in these mediums. Tippin fuses murrini (glass canes) into large, flat panels of glass creating a painterly movement and the tonal range of a charcoal drawing. The visual depth and perceived perspective that is created in his work is unexpected in a thin glass panel roughly a quarter of an inch deep.
Steven Tippin is a glass artist living and working in Wellesley, Ontario. He is currently the Vice President and the Ontario representative for the Glass Art Association of Canada. Tippin received his Undergraduate Bachelor degree in Printmaking and Sculpture from the University of Guelph in 2002. He returned to school in 2005 to study at the glass Department of Sheridan College melding his interests in printmaking and sculpture. He recently graduated from the Masters of Fine Arts program at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has exhibited internationally and won several international awards.
HEATHER BENNING: The Dollhouse
Opening Reception - Saturday, May 5, 6 - 9pm
2012 CONTACT Photography Festival
TEL-TALK: A group exhibition and publication launch regarding locating the public telephone booth. http://tel-talk.blogspot.com/
Tues by appt.
Wednesday - Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
TELEPHONE BOOTH GALLERY
3148 Dundas Street West - Toronto - Ontario - M6P 2A1
(The Junction, Dundas at St. Johns Rd.)
T 647 270 7903
Emily Schaefer "Untitled" 2012 acrylic on panel 48 x 48"
Steven Tippin – detail of "Anomaly 2" glass