Thursday, March 14, 2013

Call For Entry: The PRINT Show


The PRINT Show 2013
10th Annual Juried Print Exhibition
April 30 - May 24, 2013
Organized by John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

Entry Deadline: Friday, April 19, 2013, 5:00 pm
Artists are invited to submit entries to this 10th annual juried print exhibition. The jurors are: Joscelyn Gardner, Artist/Printmaker, and Dale Barrett, Director, John B. Aird Gallery. Cash prizes will be awarded. Entry forms can also be downloaded from our web site (via "Open Calls and Submissions), or by clicking here: 2013 Call For Entry.

If you have trouble downloading the "Call" you can request an entry form by email contact:

Dale Barrett

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Werner Liebmann: Works on Paper



Werner Liebmann: Works on Paper
March 5 - 29, 2013
With his latest series of works in gouache, artist Werner Liebmann continues his exploration of "What is painting, what is a picture?" He finds that the term "painting" is readily used to define works from unrelated disciplines such as photographs, sculp-tures and even installations, especially when the colours used are remiscent of painting. For Liebmann, a painting represents an opinion of reality that excludes movement. It is to be understood as a substrate of the essential: it is a philosophical generalization con-taining time as a formula, thus it captures the beginning and end simultaneously.

Werner Liebmann (1951) is a Berlin-based artist and professor of painting at the Art Academy Berlin-Weissensee. After graduating with a degree in chemistry from Martin Luther University in Halle in 1973, he worked in the industry for several years. In 1976 he gave up his profession to pursue his passion for the arts. After studying painting and graphics at leading art schools in Germany, he taught art in Dresden in from 1986 to 1992. In 1993, he moved to the Art Academy in Berlin, where he has remained ever since. He has exhibited extensively, in both group and solo shows, in his native Germany and abroad in major centres stretching from London to Seoul to Vancouver.