BUILD­ING BLOCKS OF COLOUR

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SEPTEM­BER 16 - OC­TO­BER 21 New­zones Gallery of Con­tem­po­rary Art is host­ing the pre­miere show­ing of a new ex­hibit by Saskatchewan painter Jonathan For­rest. Build­ing Blocks of Colour, like the vast ma­jor­ity of For­rest’s col­lec­tions, fea­tures ab­stract works of acrylic on can­vas, wherein bold shapes are brought to life by the em­ploy of vi­brant pops of colour and in­tense shad­ing.

This ex­hibit tells the story of the in­ter­sec­tion be­tween space and light in For­rest’s ru­ral Saskatchewan stu­dio. Trav­el­ling be­yond the city each day to cre­ate in this space has pro­foundly in­flu­enced For­rest’s per­cep­tions of landscape, colour, shape, and time over the years —the way that For­rest’s lay­ered works lift from the sur­face to in­vade the au­di­ences’ re­al­ity is a par­tic­u­larly dy­namic qual­ity of the ex­hibit. The col­lec­tion is set to pre­miere Septem­ber 16, with For­rest him­self mak­ing an ap­pear­ance from 2 to 4 pm at the re­cep­tion to dis­cuss his work with at­ten­dees.

New­zones Gallery of Con­tem­po­rary Art, 730 – 11 Ave SW, 403-266-1972, new­zones.com

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