Art in Studio
Reflections:The Journey - A Black History Month Exhibit - February 2018.
We believe this exhibit should inspire everyone to be themselves authentically. It should encourage us to explore the idea of "self". How do we see ourselves? How do we want to be seen? How do others see us? The idea of conformity vs. displacement. Self-image, self-awareness, selfishness and selflessness.
In reflecting on this exhibit it became apparent that all of this definition in some way speaks to the struggle for identity that we face as peoples of colour. We fold ourselves back to be perceived in an acceptable light and not be seen as "other" We create a level of "blackness" that is acceptable to society -ie "blackish" or "black-lite". However, by continually folding ourself we diminish our light. We diminish ourselves.
Words by Karen Ferguson
Reflections: The Journey Artists - Sheryl A. Keen, Marcus Mayor, Reynold Thomas and Spoken Word Artist - Alyestal Hamilton
January 1st-20th, 2018 - Exclusive to Pixie Blue Studio - The series of Birch Trees by Everist Prokofiev https://www.artbyprokofiev.com/about
Red/Rouge - December 2017
Canada as seen through the eye of the artist. What determines us, as a nation, is our intimacy with the beauty that surrounds us. These artists interpret the grandeur that is Canada and capture the spirit of what it is to be Canadian. The words of Ojibwa artist, Norval Morriseau resonate and strengthen our resolve as Canadians: “My art speaks and will continue to speak, transcending barriers of nationality, language and other forces that may be divisive.” L.G. Daniels
Red/Rouge Artists - Ian Danac, Aisha Khan, Liliane Lear, Jen Leo, Everist Prokofiev, Helena Pyatkovsky, Sandra Robson
Contemporary Blues, November 2017 - Fabiola Garcia, Daphne Hutton, Ann Ivy Male, Marcus Mayor, Helena Pyatkovsky,