QUEENSTON (NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE) On Sunday July 27 at 2 pm, RiverBrink Art Museum hosts an Artist Talk with John Abrams. The museum is currently exhibiting his Land Mark Combine (2000 – 2001), on loan from the Robert McLaughlin Gallery.
Mr. Abrams holds an MFA from York University and is an associate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto. He carries out an active practice as a painter, sculptor and filmmaker. A founding and current member of Loop Gallery in Toronto, he exhibits there on a regular basis and is also an active A Space Gallery member. His work may be found in both public and private collections in Canada and internationally. Abrams is represented by Boltax Gallery, New York.
Landmark Combine (2000 – 2001) is a multi-panel installation of paintings depicting both natural and man-made landmarks. Niagara Falls taken from an elevated position is the central image, and this iconic landscape is paired with forty small landscapes. The individuality of each landmark is muted by the red underpainting visible throughout, a strategy that aligns the paintings with cinema and photography. As Abrams explains “my project engages the language of painting as a way of interpreting the language of film, not dissimilar to the way a book is made into a film or a script is turned into living theatre.“
Admission is $15.00 for the general public and $10.00 for RiverBrink members. Following the talks, refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, therefore advance registration is advised. For reservations and to purchase tickets to the series, please contact RiverBrink Art Museum by phone at (905) 262-4510 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
. Free parking. Wheelchair accessible.
RiverBrink Art Museum is located at 116 Queenston Street, Queenston (Niagara-on-the-Lake) (on the Niagara Parkway halfway between Niagara Falls and “Old Town” Niagara-on-the-Lake). Free parking. Wheelchair accessible.