ANNOUNCEMENT: September 28, 2021
Artist Meet & Greet
with Christopher Cape, Jodi Kitto-Ward, Patricia Moore, & John Richer
Saturday October 23, 2021 12 - 3 pm
ANNOUNCMENT: September 22, 2021
Christopher Cape, Jodi Kitto-Ward, Patricia Moore, & John Richer
An exhibit to Meet the Unexpected
October 14 – November 20, 2021 | Earls Court Gallery
[Hamilton, ON]-Earls Court Gallery is excited to present ENCOUNTER in Gallery opening Thursday, October 14, 2021, featuring painters Christopher Cape (Guelph), Jodi Kitto-Ward (Hamilton), Patricia Moore (Burlington), and John Richer (Flamborough).
Encounter brings together a selection of painters that Earls Court Gallery sought out to highlight. With the ever changing demands of the gallery, sometimes there becomes a vacancy in the exhibition schedule which in turn is an opportunity. In this case, it created the space for the gallery to bring together artists we always wanted to showcase. ENCOUNTER is just that kind of exhibition.
The four painters that contribute to ENCOUNTER exemplify a fresh perspeictive in their artistic field whether it is a particular genre or technique. We hope you will warmly welcome them to the gallery and Hamilton art community.
The paintings will be featured in the vast main gallery. All artworks will be featured online along with a virtual tour upon installation. Entry is free and family friendly.
ENCOUNTER exhibition can be viewed in person at 215 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton. Earls Court Gallery is open Tuesday – Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. Due to current Covid19 restrictions, we will limit the space to 15 people at a time. Viewing appointments are welcomed.
Curator Andrea Jackman
Spending his time between painting in the field, and studio, Christopher Cape’s focus is the natural world. Venturing out to paint, en plein air, he seeks to understand how a landscape affects a person. Paying close attention to patterns of light, movement, and sound he amasses all the information that his senses take in and gleans the foundational elements on which they stand. Using the information found in these studies Christopher creates paintings in studio that are akin to conversations. In fact he considers his experience painting outside a conversation with nature. While the studio work takes the highlights of that conversation and translates it back to the viewer in a concise and evocative manner. Christopher Cape creates engaging paintings that spark curiosity in the viewer about our relationship with the world.
Jodi received her education through Sheridan College where she graduated from their Fine Arts program. Since 2010 she has exhibited in regional, national and international juried exhibitions, receiving numerous awards and is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists, the Ontario Society of Artists and the Colour and Form Society. Repeating within her body of work are nature scenes and urban views, many inspired from Hamilton, Ontario where Jodi resides and works from her home studio.
Strongly influenced by line, colour and expression, Jodi has a style that is representational, vibrant and simplified in form, evoking influences of Pop Art and Art Deco.
Patricia Moore was born in Cranbrook, British Columbia but has lived throughout Canada. Currently living in Burlington, Ontario she spends several months of the year in Prince Edward Island where she maintains a studio. Her paintings have been extensively exhibited in both Canada and the United States where they form part of public and private collections including those of the Canada Council Art Bank, the Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Glaxo–Wellcome and DuPont Canada, among others.
Growing up in Montreal, Moore studied Art at Concordia and McGill Universities as well as L’Ecole des Beaux Arts. Moore maintains a focus on a signature use of gesture, expressive of a personal, even lyrical approach to her environment, both exterior and interior. Whether exploring sounds heard amid quiet, the movement of water or light and shadows falling on land, certain threads run through all canvases and present them as undeniably her expression.
John Richer (b.1973) Flamborough, Ontario, was introduced to art at an early age by his grandmother. He spent most of his childhood exploring the woods, fields and streams on his grandparents’ small farm. After completing his Bachelor of Arts at York University, John earned an honours diploma in Graphic Design and Illustration at Mohawk College. He pursued a profession as a Graphic Designer for 15 years with various design and printing firms.
In 2008, he and his family had the opportunity to purchase his grandparents’ farm where he had spent so much of his childhood. His career in the graphics industry was ultimately not fulfilling his creative drive, so he grasped this opportunity to move back to his roots. John set about small scale farming, followed a more traditional lifestyle and began to develop a reconnection with Nature. By 2017 he made a resolution to commit to the practice of traditional fine art, choosing oil paint as his medium of expression. Energetically intense and emotive, John’s paintings exude a sense of potent vibrancy beneath their realistic surface. His work explores themes of decay, transmutation and connection to cyclical shifts occurring in Nature.