A selection artists from across our great country
A recent inductee to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Shayne Dark is an Ontario-based contemporary artist who has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. He has won numerous grants and awards, and has completed several major public art projects. His work is found in both private and public collections. His sculptural installations raise questions about our sensory and perceptive experience of our environment, just as they are inspired by it. Stimulating a visceral reaction in the viewer, Dark’s creations often provoke tensions between the cultural and natural worlds, between industrial and organic materials, then between notions of fixity and movement, space and temporality.
Hamilton, Ontario based artist Ron Eady was born in Toronto into a long line of craftsmen, his father a piano cabinet maker, and his grandfather a designer of stained glass windows for churches. His medium of choice is wood for his sculpture pieces, often utilizing 100 year old beams. He likes that beams have had a previous history and works within the characteristics of the wood to create unique pieces. The works are then painted using acrylics, spray paint or encaustics.
Eady maintains studios in Hamilton and in the village of Rosseau, Muskoka. He has been exhibited internationally and his paintings and sculptures are held in collections in the USA, Canada, Japan and China.
Dean is a classically trained, multimedia artist. He, along with his wife and partner Christina, has been operating D’Arts for three decades. Widely known for their exceptional murals and unique sculptures, they enjoy the artistic challenge of making every project better than the last.
Lauzé studied Fine Art, Printmaking and Design at UFV and was privately mentored by renowned artists. Christina is multi-talented with degrees in business, science, math and education. She provides her artistry through creative design, painting and sculpture, and she manages the business with a keen eye for quality control.
Piece: Guardian 6
Piece: Growth Statue