Sunday, January 15, 2012

SYNTHESIS II Exhibition Opens at Greenwood Gallery in Guelph

We are pleased to announce that our SAQA Central Canada Exhibition, Synthesis II, has opened at the Greenwood Gallery in Guelph. The Gallery is located in the Greenwood Quiltery, 275 Woolwich Street, Guelph. Synthesis II is a unified and dynamically diverse show, and designated as a travelling SAQA exhibition that combines the work of 16 Canadian members of Studio Art Quilt Associates. SAQA is an international organization of artists, curators, gallery owners and collectors with over 2000 members.

Each work of the Synthesis II exhibit meets the SAQA definition of an art quilt: a contemporary artwork exploring and expressing aesthetic concerns common to the whole range of visual arts: painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, assemblage and sculpture, which retains, through materials or techniques, a clear relationship to the folk art quilt from which it descends.

The selection process for Synthesis II took place in October 2011 by jurors: Yvonne Wiegers, Artist, Professor of Visual Art at Heritage College, Ottawa, Ontario; Sharon Godwin, Director at Thunder Bay Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario; and Lyndal Osborne, Artist, Professor Emeritus in Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. The twenty juried works chosen reflect a skillful integration of diverse concepts into a mixed media fusion of colours, textures, and energy. Each stands on its own as an art work and as a synthesis of the materials and thoughts of each individual artist.

Synthesis II Artists
Pamela Allen
Penny Berens
Ann Bird
Robynne Cole
Sharon Collins
Heather Dubreuil
Margaret Dunnsmore
Robin Laws Field
Marie-France Gosselin
Catharina Breedyk Law
Lynne Morin
Elaine Quehl
Mardell Rampton
B.J. Reid
Helena Sheffer
Catherine Timm

The SAQA Central Canada group piece, LAURENTIAN HILLS, created by 20 members in 2010 is also being shared with the visitors to Greenwood Gallery during this exhibition and will not travel with the Synthesis II Exhibition, yet may be seen together with Synthesis II at some Gallery locations as space allows.


Visit for location/hours of the Shop before scheduling your visit and do take friends. The exhibition runs January 14- February 25th.