I always enjoy dropping in on Mark Jeremy Gleberzon who runs the charming MJG Gallery at 1028 Queen St East, Toronto. His current multi-artist show offers some stunning works that intrigue, engage and arouse the senses, and Mark showed me some of his own work that I just love. He’s getting these new pieces ready for next month’s Riverdale Art Walk and I have my name on one of his miniatures (below). Very groovy and reminiscent of my fave 60’s art style.
Julie Himel‘s work is available in miniature as well as larger paintings….I love the series with the little fishies (below).
And the fourth artist featured is Daniel St-Amant, someone new to my eyes. His large format work (below) features canvasses with tire-tread (apparently Daniel drives over and distresses them) then paints over the pattern left behind with Canadian wildlife. Wow…isn’t the polar bear awesome?
You can read all about these four artists and their work on the MJG Gallery website here: http://mjggallery.com/distant-roadside-april-30-may-17/
Mark was kind enough to show me some of his work featuring his grandmother, an elegant lady who exudes style and glamour. Look at her, isn’t she wonderful?
Nana looks awesome (above) with her pink flamingos! Bravo, Mark, what a lovely tribute to your grandmother. We also had fun playing with some of the more unusual metal sculptures at MJG, like this super cool robot (below)…it actually plays “Lara’s Theme” (from Dr. Zhivago) out of its head. Aaaaargh! No wonder Mark looks a wee bit nervous. One of us, one of us….
If you want to spend an hour or so in the company of someone who really loves art and loves being an artist himself, Mark’s your man. Drop in and tell him Glenda sent you. Lots to see…and thank you for supporting Canadian artists.