Lonely Avenue - and Some Minor Deviations - New Paintings by Peter Adams.
At Double Door Gallery in Anten Mills ON
April 14th to May 6th.
Opening Reception on Saturday April 14th, 12-4pm.
Mixed media sketches inprired by the artist's wintery drive between home and studio.
Double Door Gallery: www.ddsag.com (705) 734-9856
ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION:
For his April exhibit at the Double Door Gallery in Anten Mills, Well-known Creemore artist Peter Adams has chosen to explore the limited palette that winter offers. This new series is a celebration of the winter drive between his home outside of Creemore and his studio in Collingwood's Tremont Building.
For many of us, saying goodbye to winter means we are happily entering a period of renewal, entering a season when our world gets a little larger. "There's something special and contemplative about winter however," says Adams. Lonely Avenue – and Some Minor Deviations is indeed a quiet and snowy journey. One that is at times icy and treacherous, but is ultimately beautiful and inspiring. "Like most people, my commute is somewhat repetitive, particularly during the winter months when my world feels so much smaller, but this drive also represents a creative opportunity.
"I'm fortunate to drive a picturesque route through Mulmur and Clearview townships, and I find great beauty in the ordinary," explains the artist. Most of these 25 small paintings are snowy observations along the rural roads of Mount Zion, Ruskview, Lavender, Dunedin, Glen Huron and Duntroon.
"The title of the show, "Lonely Avenue" is borrowed from the great Ray Charles song of the same name," says Adams.
Alongside these small acrylic and oil sketches, Adams will be exhibiting several of his larger works. "All of these works feature some new techniques that I have been experimenting with. Although I have always worked with oils, I have been integrating acrylic washes and acrylic paint markers into my oil paintings."
With an Exhibition Assistance grant from the Ontario Arts Council, I have attempted to present my paintings in an entirely new context by framing them in brushed steel. It's a new look for me, and the custom made frames work well with these wintery images, all compositionally framed by the steel frame of my windshield."
The Double Door Gallery, located at 4004 Horseshoe Valley Road West in Anten Mills, Ontario, just (west?) of Barrie has become a popular destination for art lovers. Following an Opening Reception on April 14th from 12-4pm, the exhibition will continue until May 7th. For more information, visit www.peteradamsart.com or www.ddsag.com.