“FreshFaces” – Invitational Group Exhibition

  • FreshFaces 2019 Installation, at Newzones Gallery, Calgary Canada - Erin Armstrong and George Byrne
  • FreshFaces 2019 Installation, at Newzones Gallery, Calgary Canada - Sarah Gee Miller
  • FreshFaces 2019 Installation, at Newzones Gallery, Calgary Canada - Janna Watson
  • FreshFaces 2019 Installation, at Newzones Gallery, Calgary Canada - Erin Armstrong
  • FreshFaces 2019 Installation, at Newzones Gallery, Calgary Canada - Erin Armstrong, George Byrne, Janna Watson
  • FreshFaces 2019 Installation, at Newzones Gallery, Calgary Canada - George Byrne and Janna Watson
  • FreshFaces 2019 Installation, at Newzones Gallery, Calgary Canada - Sarah Gee Miller
  • FreshFaces 2019 Installation, at Newzones Gallery, Calgary Canada - George Byrne

Newzones is pleased to announce the second edition of the invitational exhibition, FreshFaces.

FreshFaces is a curated exhibition which brings together select artists from North America for a one-time group showing. FreshFaces will highlight exciting artists and their varying practices, providing a stimulating and fresh view of “New to Newzones” and “New to Calgary” talent.

Artists included:

Erin Armstrong "Shadows of Our Past" 2019, 48x36, at Newzones Gallery, Calgary
Erin Armstrong
: A contemporary figurative artist working and living in Toronto, Armstrong’s work investigates the human imagination as it is expressed visually. She draws on the genre of portraiture as a foundation for these explorations.

George Byrne, "Santa Clarita with Neon", 2018, 45x56 inches, ed/5-framed

 

George Byrne: Originally from Australia and now based in L.A., Byrne creates large-scale photographs that depict everyday surfaces and landscapes as painterly abstractions. Borrowing from the clean, vivid clarity of modernist painting, he also references the New Topographics photography movement via a subject matter firmly entrenched in the urban everyday.

Sarah Gee Miller "The Valley That Looks Up at the Mountain", 2019, 30x30 at Newzones Gallery, Calgary, AlbertaSarah Gee Miller: Based in Vancouver, Miller is a collagist and a painter. Her work is largely concerned with clarity, equilibrium, and the expressive possibilities of vibrant color. Miller’s artistic focus is in the implications of totemic signage and the formalities of hard-edged abstraction.

Jean-Francois Provost, "Untitled 3" mm/canvas, 36 x 48 inches at Newzones Gallery, Calgary Canada

 

Jean-Francois Provost: Based in Outaouais, Provost’s paintings are described by some as lyrical abstraction, having evolved into a series of works exploring specific formalist concerns. His artwork is based on the study of composition in terms of line, depth, relationships between masses, gestures, and trompe-l’oeil.

Janna Watson "Fruit and flowers", 2019, 48x36 at Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

Janna Watson: As a painter, Watson uses abstraction as both an escape from and return to the real. As the world we know dematerializes into paint strokes, so too does her paint take stage as its very own character in a multi-act drama of composition. Wats0n is based in Toronto.

FreshFaces is curated by Sabrina Sullivan, Assistant Director of Newzones. Sabrina has been passionate about promoting the gallery’s artists for over 10 years, and dedicated to helping build Newzones into one of North America’s leading contemporary commercial art galleries, through her involvement in the Calgary contemporary art scene, and working in the international contemporary art world through art fair participation.

Sabrina received a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Art History from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She was then accepted into Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, England, where she earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine and Decorative Arts.

Exhibition runs from Saturday, July 6 – Saturday, August 24, 2019

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