August First Friday & Exhibition Opening at the JNAAG

Gallery unveils two new exhibitions

Join the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery in downtown Sarnia on August First Friday to welcome their newest exhibitions, John Kissick: The Boom Bits and Jaime Angelopoulos.

John Kissick: The Boom Bits covers the years 2009 to 2015 in the abstract painter’s critically acclaimed practice. It includes major works from the well-known Groovefucker series, large canvases from the Dissonant Groove exhibition of 2012, and his most recent excursions into glitter in the series Sugar Won’t Work of 2013 and 2014. The survey of nine paintings (and three prints) traces the artist’s recent development of hybrid pictorial motifs and art historical references through the dual lenses of contemporary pop culture and formal abstraction. This exhibition is organized by the Thames Art Gallery in partnership with the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Guelph.

Jaime Angelopoulos gives physicality to personal emotions and social behaviours by speaking through sculpture and impossibly intertwined drawings. Her subjects first take form on paper through small studies and creative writing?- unfolding into the galleries physical space in euphoric colour and pattern. Jaime’s exquisite application of line serenade its viewer and are infused with powerful and sometimes difficult references to contemporary life. This exhibition is circulated by the Musée regional de Rimouski in partnership with the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery and Thames Art Gallery.

Be sure to mark the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery on your First Friday map. The gallery is open late every First Friday until 9:00PM. Be inspired by local artists, as well as selections from the permanent collection and traveling exhibitions.

Fun and free for the whole family!

Pictured (left): John Kissick, The Boom Bit, 2011; oil and acrylic on canvas
Pictured (right): Jaime Angelopoulos, Harrow, 2014; conte and oil pastel on paper

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