Scott Sawtell | Solo Exhibition
Opens: Tuesday, September 7th at 10am
Opening Reception: Friday, September 10th at 7 or 8pm
Regional artist Scott Sawtell channels the curiosity and imagination from his youth and takes inspiration from comics, music and animation to inform his abstracted environments. There is a purposeful tension between realistic and familiar imagery with palpable abstract and gestural mark making. Sawtell’s self-reflection during the pandemic has informed and strengthened his practice by exploring the creative chaos of living in a unprecedented time, sharing images that engage the viewer’s experience and provoke an uncanny feeling.
Right Before Your Eyes represents a recent body of work that characterizes endless transformations in the balance between realism and abstraction. By combining various colours, forms and patterns with recognizable elements of nature and humanity, Sawtell presents new fragmented realities that seem to be constantly emerging and rapidly changing from one state to another. In doing so, his artwork continually shifts and unfolds in front of the viewer, encouraging deeper engagement.
Registration to attend Opening Reception begins August 20th at https://www.latchamartcentre.ca/our-events/ for either 7-8pm, or 8-9pm.
Artist will be in attendance. Guest curator Carolyn Hickey.
Jeff Thomas | The Indigenous Map Maker’s Room
Opens: Saturday October 30, 2021 to Sunday January 2, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday October 30th from 7-9pm
Latcham Art Centre is committed to planning a balanced exhibition program and highlights work that stimulates the community in Whitchurch-Stouffville, as well as reaching out to a larger art community in Ontario.
We welcome proposals throughout the year from artists across Ontario (and nationally when possible) working in all media.
Click on the link below for submission guidelines and other information about the application process. Exhibition programming is often scheduled one to two years in advance. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged by email.
Annual Juried Exhibition
Each year, Latcham Art Centre hosts the Annual Juried Exhibition and invites artists from all over Ontario to submit their work. Three distinguished jurors from a variety of art backgrounds are given the task of choosing the works for this highly anticipated annual exhibition.
A maximum of two recent original artworks may be submitted by each artist along with the entry form and fee. A total of $1000 in juror’s awards is presented each year at the opening reception event where visitors can meet many of the exhibiting artists.