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"Tina Newlove: Solo Exhibition - Crowd"
2007-04-11 until 2007-04-29
Williams Mill Gallery
Glen Williams, ON,
This intense and thought-provoking exhibition "Crowd" by Tina Newlove, at Williams Mill Gallery in Glen Williams, Ontario, is based on relationship both intimate and distant. Paintings of crowds in claustrophobic city settings and cutout solitary charcoal figures are caught in moments of contemplation, anxiety or in mid-conversation with unseen counterparts. These works play with the vulnerability of the individual in city or intimate home-life situations.
Tina Newlove has been working as a professional artist since 1996 when she graduated with distinction from the Honours Fine Art program at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario. Tina has been a Premiere Portfolio at absoltuearts.com since 2004.
Since 1993 Tina has exhibited her work annually in solo and group exhibitions building up a following of art lovers and collectors who look forward to her next presentation. Her paintings have been accepted into over seventy juried exhibitions both nationally and internationally as well as receiving awards within the exhibitions. In 1997, Tina was invited to join the prestigious Arts & Letters Club of Toronto. Once a year the club honours an artist by asking them to produce an elaborate manuscript naming the members of the Club’s Officers and Executive. Tina was commissioned in 1998 to create this manuscript for their historical collection where her work hangs along side manuscripts executed by the Group of Seven.
Tina paints mainly in oils on wood, canvas and paper. She assembles pieces with stitching (which binds her thoughts together), silver leaf (because it tarnishes), gold leaf (because it doesn’t), dictionaries, wood, bronze and fabric. Her love of the written word has caused her to use actual dictionary pages as the basis of some of her paintings; titles are often woven from the poetry she writes; images from her past are incorporated into paintings of sorrow. While she cherishes the beautiful, the delicate, the detailed, the organic and the non-violent, she often paints her experience with violence, despair, the poor and the war-torn.
View more of Tina Newlove's work in her Portfolio at: http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/n/newlove/.
Title: Concerned Crowd
Year Created: 2006
Medium: Oil Painting
Width: 4 inches
Height: 4 inches
Depth: 2 inches
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