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LORNE WISEBROD
BIOGRAPHY & ARTIST STATEMENT

 


ARTIST STATEMENT

    As an artist, I am trying to open a dialogue with the viewer. My latest series of paintings and mixed media works explore the significance of the landscape and the world around us while attempting to define some universality of human experience. I try to capture the movement and energy in this contemporary life and the state of our modern world, whether itís speeding out of control or presenting some sense of order. I combine photos Iíve taken and painting which could be acrylic, oil, encaustic or a combination of them. This is very much a manual procedure with a lot of painting in and around the photographs as opposed to a computer generated method. The photos are rarely related by location or era, some paintings can have several unrelated photos in them, by merging them with paint I hope to capture a larger perspective of both place and time. Ultimately, I want the spectator to come to their own conclusions, associations, and meanings

   Many of my paintings have a long germination period. Although this painting is very recent the images that triggered it go back a couple decades. When I first showed this painting a lot of people assumed it was tied into the current environmental movement and climatic change hypothesis. When I was in my teens I was shooting photos along this stretch of beach and came upon dead and rotting fish as far as the eye could see washed up on the shore. It made me think of all the chemicals and pollutants in our water and atmosphere, and our food chain. The progress and damage by industry for so many years and allowed by government according to their acceptable levels. The foresight does not seem to be there itís like we are going forward in reverse.

HISTORY

2009
7th Annual Toronto Art Expo
Port Credit Outdoor Art Show
44th Annual Oakville Art in the Park

2008
30th Annual Burlington Cultural Centre Art Auction
One of a Kind Spring Show and Sale
47th Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Port Credit Outdoor Art Show
One of a Kind Christmas Show and Sale

2007
5th Annual Toronto Art Expo
46th Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Port Credit Outdoor Show
42nd Annual Oakville Art in the Park
5th Annual Queen West Art Crawl

2006
4th Annual Toronto Art Expo
45th Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Port Credit Outdoor Show
41st Annual Oakville Art in the Park
1st Annual Expo Art Montreal
4th Annual Queen West Art Crawl
Glynhurst Art Gallery
Praxis Gallery: Toronto, The Artistís Inspiration

2005
3rd Annual Toronto Art Expo
Praxis Gallery: Expression; Landscape, The Lasting
Impression; Toronto, The Artistís Inspiration; Art Affordable
44th Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Port Credit Outdoor Show
Junction Arts Festival
40th Annual Oakville Art in the Park
3rd Annual Queen West Art Crawl
28th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts

2004
2nd Annual Toronto Art Expo
Galerie Harwood, Hudson Qc.,
Praxis Gallery: Landscape, TheLasting Impression;
Toronto, The Artistís Inspiration; Art Affordable
Junction Arts Festival
The Historic Distillery District Out Door Art Festival

2003
1st Annual Toronto Art Expo
10th Annual Lakeshore Arts Festival
Galerie Harwood, Hudson, Qc.
Praxis Gallery: Landscape, The Lasting Impression;
Summer Heat; Toronto, The Artistís Inspiration; Art Affordable
Sacred Voice Virtual Gallery
Junction Arts Festival


AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

HONORABLE MENTION:
Praxis Gallery
Glynhurst Gallery
First Place Artist, Port Credit Outdoor Art Show

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS:
Equitable Trust, Toronto


WORKS CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY:
Denison Gallery, Toronto, ON
Shelley Lambe Fine Art, Toronto, ON
Viva Vida Art Gallery, Pointe Claire, QC
Galerie Harwood, Hudson, QC.
Niagara Street Gallery, Toronto


 

 

 

 

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