As the province of Ontario begins to reopen from lockdown due to COVID-19, 13th Street Gallery’s REOPENING exhibition starts on June 27 and will run until August 1st, 2020. The exhibit will feature works by two local artists Ronald Boaks and Floyd Elzinga and Toronto artist Kimberly Danielson.
As an abstract artist, Ronald Boaks incorporates pleasure and balance in his works. This exhibition will showcase new works from his ‘Spirit Arise’ series as well as past works to illustrate his diverse exploration with technique and subject matter.
Floyd Elzinga gets his inspiration from rotten stumps, broken branches, invasive species, ravaged trees as well as polar opposites and dysfunctional objects. Working for more than a decade with steel fabrication, he cleverly employs natural and non-traditional sculpting materials.
A graduate from OCAD University, Kimberly Joy Danielson’s body of work emerges as a culmination and synthesis of a lifelong practice of painting, psychoanalysis and exposure to the colours, traditions, and handicrafts of Västerbotten Sweden and Telemark Norway, Kimberly’s cultural heritage.
Exhibition opens June 27, 2020
“Working in a variety of media with a focus on abstraction, the most common elements incorporated in my works are colour, balance, with and whimsy. These compelling two and three-dimensional works are created through a Modernist, Romantic lens.”
Ronald Boaks, 2020
“My work is rooted in a dichotomy between the natural and cultivated. I use steel, a cold and industrial material, to create a physical, rustic landscape narrative. Initially drawn to steel due to its malleable, plastic and forgiving nature, I continue to be persuaded by the way light plays off the etched and scratched surface.”
Floyd Elzinga, 2020
“My vibrant and sculptural paintings reference the bold Scandinavian palette, handicraft and textile traditions. The themes are drawn from my life experience, love of the natural world and my career as a psychoanalyst and psychiatrist.”
Kimberly Joy Danielson, 2020