Saturday, November 3, 2018

LIfeCycle - Barbara Brown & Cynthia O'Brien - Karsh Mason Gallery - Ottawa

LifeCycle Conversations is inspired by the theme of memento mori – a reminder of human fragility, mortality and the inevitability of death. In traditional Western painting it is represented symbolically by flowers, fruit and other objects, but here memento mori has been transposed into immersive installations created collaboratively by Barbara Brown and Cynthia O’Brien.

This is the first time that Barbara Brown (photography) and Cynthia O’Brien (clay sculpture) have chosen to work in a collaborative manner – their new works are the fruit of their combined artistic vision. Though the artists work in different media, both employ the changing beauty and delicacy of plants and flowers as a commemorative act and as an observance of transience, loss, memory, decline and rejuvenation in all living things. Brown and O’Brien’s installations also reflect the emotional impact that working as artists in a long-term care residence, where they befriend individuals who are near the end of their lives, has had. Their work reveals profound insights gained from this experience.

Karsh /Mason Gallery
110 Laurier Avenue
Ottawa Canada

Friday, August 3, 2018


Francine, je ne suis pas sur Facebook - merci pour la belle home-made carte postale! Keep sending them in!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Jordan Seal...........................................CANADA

Artist statement excerpt

I wish to create a garden for you. It is overgrown, alive and bustling with alternative plants and insects. Fauna and flora from a secret world, an untouchable realm. I wish to express the principles of the divine through a plethora of organic abstraction. I strive to construct creations that lie outside our universe and yet parallel it. Nature begins again in isolation. I have eschewed measurements, sketches, references, strict geometry. I denounce the brutal vulgarity of the straight line and the square. I begin from nothing and build into a frenzy. I champion the curve, indulging in sensual textures. I am driven to express the uniqueness that pervades being.

Jordan Seal – Wealth of the Eternal Garden

March 22 to May 23, 2018
Vernissage: Thursday, April 26, 5:30 to 7:30 pm (joint opening with the Karsh-Masson Gallery).
Artist talk: Sunday, March 25, 2:00 pm

Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

Helene Lacelle from........................................CANADA

Saturday, January 27, 2018

ANDREW Ooi......................................from CANADA

Anatomy of Resilience is an exhibition of hand-painted and folded paper objects identifying art and creation as a kind of hardiness arising from hardship. Built in pieces, the artworks chronicle the evolution of time, space and perspective caused by adversity and express an existence outside of it, which is critical to realizing resilience.    

Feb 8 to April 8, 2018
Gallerie Karsh-Mason
110 Laurier West, Ottawa