BUILDING BLOCKS OF COLOUR
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