CHARLES CLARK GALLERY

Charlie Alison Labelle

NOT THE MOOD

July 6th - August 1st
Your parents always told you only boring people get bored, but in retrospect that can't be true. Days are filled with conversations with people you barely know, all these separate little annoying things to do, commutes, and then, somehow, at the end of the day there is always still that loaf of bread you need to pick up from the grocery store? If you didn't find all of this kind of dull you would be Natalie Portman in the movie Garden State, which would actually be very annoying to your family and friends. Not the Mood focusses on those moments when you cancel plans only to spend the evening lying on your bed, airdrying from a shower and wondering if you should become a dental technician, and renders them in lush, vivid colour. Because you are a complex and multi-faceted person but you're probably never more yourself than when you're staring out a window picturing the outfit you'll wear to your movie's Sundance premiere even though you haven't even so much as written the words "FADE IN."

PAST ARTISTS

Tucked in at the far end of the Tasting Room is Charles Clark. No, he's not a bar regular but our flex gallery space where we host rotating art exhibitions, born of the idea of making art accessible in unexpected places.

For more information or for artists wanting to submit a proposal for an exhibition, please email charlesclark@strangefellowsbrewing.com

LAST MONTHS ARTIST

SHANNON LIGHTFOOT

June 7th – July 4th

 

For sometime now, I have been thinking about what my artist statement is… for truly, my art is the statement.

 

Images and words,

separating and uniting.

As pieces of a puzzle, so are we. 

Pieces of life unified.

 

Shannon Lightfoot

 

“do or do not

there is not try”

 

 

Canadian artist Shannon Lightfoot is a profound visual story teller and his entirely unique technique is the culmination of 19 years of development. A scroll saw is used to first cut the images into the board.  Then, upon paint application, Shannon is able to choose the elements of the story that he wishes to become the primary and secondary focus of the viewer. From afar the portrait appears to be two dimensional; however, as the viewer soon discovers, a whole story unfolds before the eye as the cutlines reveal images and words hidden at a distance.  It is this unique quality that lends such power to a Lightfoot piece…. A portrait is never simply a portrait, and a landscape is much more than a view, these images grow to become the transcription of a story.

 

lightfootarts.com