Last night I attended the opening reception for EVOKE, Urban Gallery‘s current show featuring painter LINDA LANGERAK and sculptor SANDRA BILAWICH.
It’s the perfect antidote to the grey miserable unseasonal weather we’ve been experiencing here in Toronto – the bright colours explode off the canvasses and the tactile sculptures engage and amaze gallery visitors.
Linda (below) showed off a riot of colour and movement in her latest work and it was fun to stand in front of each piece and look for hidden images.
Journalists from Novella arts/lifestyle magazine (www.novellamag.com) also enjoyed the artwork and here they are, Tanya and Bojana, with Linda (below)
Sandra also enjoyed meeting the Novella ladies (below)….
and showing her work to other gallery visitors….
Sandra’s work included metal and marble carvings of nature, some of which you could actually spin on their stands…
….as well as some humorous pieces incorporating musical instruments (below)
Internationally renowned flutist Ron Korb dropped in and was fascinated by the vintage flute inside the skeletal “judy”….
..and Ron also enjoyed meeting Erik Chong (below), another artist who recently showed his work at Urban Gallery, who dropped by to support Linda and Sandra.
I caught gallery curator, Allen Shugar (below), here proudly watching the guests stroll through the gallery, viewing all the pieces he laid out for the artists.
Although the rain poured down outside, the gallery was buzzing with inspired happy guests…
EVOKE runs through end of April.
Please visit the gallery’s website for hours/dates: www.UrbanGallery.ca and visit each artist’s website to see their portfolio of works.
Linda Langerak http://www.lankyratcreations.com/paintings—2014.html
Sandra Bilawich http://elementaldesigns.org/