Current & Upcoming Exhibits/Events
Circular and Beyond
May 2 - 25, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 1, 7pm - 9pm
After thirty years of academic work as a professor of psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, I retired in the year 2000 and moved to the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Right after our relocation to the South Shore, I began to take lessons with master wood turner, Steve Zwerling, in order to learn how wood turn. This activity which began as a hobby soon developed into a central occupation and interest.
In the year 2002 I joined a group of artists who formed a co-operative in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and established Peer Gallery, for contemporary art. I maintained my membership in this co-op to the present.
My wood turning began with the production of functional wood pieces, bowls, vases, plates, etc. However, within a relatively short period of time I began focusing on the creation of an eclectic array of “One of a Kind” pieces. Even more recently I shifted, once again, and began creating wooden sculptural pieces.
Dartmouth Visual Arts Society
May 29 - June 23, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 29, 7pm - 9pm
Dartmouth Visual Arts Society was founded by local artists in 1987 to support & promote visual arts in our community. Annual membership is provided, but new members are welcome throughout the year. DVAS is an active group, offering a variety of services to its members. Monthly workshops are put on for the members, with talented instructors from around the Province. We also have "Studio Group" which is a fun way to paint & learn with other like minded DVAS members. Studio group meets weekly at a convenient Dartmouth location where everyone paints & socializes. DVAS members have the option to show & sell their work as a part of our group showings - normally there are 3 annual shows, but occasionally we are invited to additional locations. DVAS also believes in giving back & funds a yearly scholarship for NSCAD students.
One Hundred Canadians
June 26 - July 28, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 26, 7pm - 9pm
One Hundred Canadians is a series of stylized portraits of semi-fictional individuals based on Canadian national population statistics from 2011. Using a combination of silkscreen printing, oil and acrylic paints as well as collage material on cotton rag paper, the series as a whole provides a glimpse of Canada’s population as a percentage of fragmented information (age, gender, ethnicity, religion, province of residence, etc.). On a more intuitive level, he has tried to imbue each portrait with an identity, personality and place by writing anecdotes about each person in the area surrounding their portrait. Jason’s goal was to elevate the person portrayed in the portrait from the statistics they are inspired from and expand on pre-existing methods of conveying complex information.